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Lake Minnewanka

24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Banff
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We took a 2 hours drive from calgary to banff. Was a pleasant drive with amazing scenery. Lake Minnewanka was a great place for a picnic offering great panoramic views

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Howwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very pretty lake with stunning surrounding area, I didn't take the boat trip offered but I know from others that it was a good trip out on the lake.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful water. . .tour guide not very animated. Just another boat ride as far as my family was concerned! We all wished we had done something else.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Not much to see here,just another lake. and there are much prettier ones up the Bow Valley Parkway on the way to Banff

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went on the Boat tour, its really nice. This was the second time i went> we had visitors in town and its really fun. Bring a camera, plenty of cool photos and great guide who tells all sorts of cool information during the tour, takes about an hour to cruise around the lake. boats are all enclosed with windows... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to spend the day..There is a boat ride which I fully intend on doing next visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, unsurpassed scenery! Travellers have to experience this as photos do not do it justice as to being there!

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Salvador, BA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It is a good place to be, buy some hot dogs, sit and enjoy the view. The color of the water was amazing. It was full of people what was not good to take some pictures. It is a good place to be with your family.

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melbourne
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

like most of the Canadian rockies, this is another beautiful site, another beautiful lake. in the Canadian rockies you can't ever get tired of the scenery and this is another great example

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Kingston, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I would choose to go here rather than Lake Louise. The view was spectacular and the colour was stunning. You could climb some big rocks to see a great view.

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