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Lake Minnewanka

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

15 minute drive from Banff You can hire 4 people pedalos and speedboats. Speedboat hire is $57.00 for an hour and can accommodate 5 people maximum. Great way to see the lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

15 minute drive from Banff You can hire 4 people pedalos and speedboats. Speedboat hire is $57.00 for an hour and can accommodate 5 people maximum. Great way to see the lake and mountains on the shore and of course enjoy the fresh mountain air. There is a small restaurant on the shore and toilets. 24th July

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took the boat trip onto the lake which was part of our package from the banff Tourist Office. I took many many photos and could not resist this very dramatic lake surrounded by majestic mountains. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One beautiful lake for trail hikes and cruises. It is stunning in colour and landscape. One of my favourite places in the world.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful drive, lots of different lookouts and places to stop and take easy walks, we had our Chihuahuas along for the walks Great fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the nicest easily accessed spots in Banff National Park. The views are just amazing and the drive up there is easy and breath-taking. A must see and do when in Banff.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I loved the mountains, they were spectacular! It was quite windy but the boat is enclosed so I really enjoyed the cruise. You are on the boat for an hour to an hour and a half and the guide gives some insight on the lake and the history.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Took the Banff Lake Cruise on this lake! A little overcast that first afternoon but the cruise was great. Glad we went!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Scenery, but still crowded, this lake is a short distance from Lake Louise. We did get to see a herd of elk and many chipmunks at this lake. Canoeing was available but was $55/hr , so we opted out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

With all the other beautiful spots around town Lake Minnewanka is the poor second cousin. However it is still worth a look as it is only a 10 min drive out of Banff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We just had time to do a quick drive around the lake. Lake was very beautiful. We make a few stops along the way for photo opportunities. If we have more time, it would be nice to do a boat tour.

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Address: 24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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