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Lake Minnewanka

24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in Banff
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This lake is beautiful. The water is gorgeous in colour and the surrounding scenery is spectacular. I've visited in fall, spring, and winter. Fall is my favourite. And a great story associated with the lake.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Its a beautiful lake, it has options for paddling boats and canoeing for Charges, I didn't end up doing that cuz the Shortage of time i came with, But i enjoyed the views and Scenic Pics i took.

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Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Short drive from Banff. Its another lake to see in Canada. Nice place to stop for a break from driving for morning tea or a lunch stop. Not much here to keep you captivated thou. Did the loop road back to Banff.

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Burlington, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It was drizzling the day we visited and we did not feel like a wet hike ... so we gently drove the loop and stopped here and there. Not many people were out so we got to watch the Columbian Squirrels by ourselves and find some space. Pretty lakes.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We could not go too far on this as there was bear activity but the part we did was beautiful. A nice place to have a picnic lunch...which we did.

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Loveland, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's a lake. There were picnic benches. Nothing extraordinary. We had a fine morning there reading. We didn't take the cruise. We walked a bit, but it was a very warm day and it was quite crowded.

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Dublin, Ireland
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139 reviews 139 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Butiful place. Many hiking trails. You can take a boat tour. Many photo opportunities. Amazing canyon on the trail. Few areas were closed because of Cougar activity.

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canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took a boat cruise on this lake and it was great- The guide was a happy guy, he explained the meaning of Minnewenka , that meant ("Water of the Spirits" in Nakoda) . Here Spirit did not mean ghosts or after life, but the Energy that was around -It is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This lake has a beauty that captures the imagination. Our tour guide was fun to listen to and really made the trip more interesting. The two nesting eagles were special too.

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Eastern Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Is very busy at first, but if you walk away from the main area it is much more relaxing. The lake is nice, there were animals walking around quite close to us. Good for a nice relaxing walk!

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