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Address: 24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
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Beautiful setting

We saw this in winter. Beautiful setting and most definitely worth a visit. Need a car to get there, easy to park up and walk on the lake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We saw this in winter. Beautiful setting and most definitely worth a visit. Need a car to get there, easy to park up and walk on the lake.

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Recommend the boat tour, which takes a couple of hours and goes to the end of the lake and back. Great side trip for everyone.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful place to take a one or two hour hike to enjoy the mountains and lakes of Banff National Park. The trail was moderate and easy to walk. The lake was beautiful and surrounded by the Canadian Rockies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We drove to Lake Minnewanka from Banff. Lots of people on canoes, boats etc. unfortunately the weather was changing when we got there so we only had a quick walk around. It was very picturesque and took some great photos. It would be a nice place for a picnic.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

No point visiting this man made lake given all the other natural and far more scenic lakes that the park has to offer really. It's a plain body of water that is very still. Reminds me alot of a common reservoir. Saw a couple of locals fishing there. You might still want to visit the place for some fishing I... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We hiked the Stewart's Canyon Trail which begins at Lake Minnewanka. The trail follows the shore line of the lake until it reaches the point where a creek enters the lake and then follows a narrow canyon. Lovely hiking, first part of trail is easy.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love visiting Lake Minnewanka because its setting is so very beautiful. The largest lake in Banff National Park, you can take a cruise, have a picnic, or go for a home. The lake is popular especially in the summer. Be sure to visit it when you visit Banff. It's only a few miles from Banff town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice place to drive near Banff that provides great opportunities for wildlife viewing especially near dusk.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Lake Minnewamka and went straight to the boat tour office and were able to get on a boat right away. This is a one hour boat tour that goes by pretty quickly. The young adult tour guide and boat captain were very friendly and engaging. The boat captain allowed guests to sit in her seat and have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful. It is worth the trip. Spend some time contemplating the beauty around you. The water color is just breathtaking

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