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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, Rented a boat very easy to navigate There is a fee for the sightseeing guided boat. Less expensive to rent boat on own. Free to just look at the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, Rented a boat very easy to navigate There is a fee for the sightseeing guided boat. Less expensive to rent boat on own. Free to just look at the beautiful scenery or hike.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Only about 20 minutes from our hotel in Banff, this is a gorgeous lake! Mountains all around you as you get into your kayak. Glacial waters mean cold water and crisp, cool air, even in July. On the far side of the lake we saw a glorious bald eagle and two elk. Cool trivia is the original resort now submerged... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lake Minnewanka is truly magnificent. we were surprised by how beautiful, quiet, and serene the area surrounding the lake is. I definitely recommend the short drive from Banff to see and take photos of the lake. It is awe inspiring.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely views, great ice cream. However very tricky for those in a wheelchair. No way to get up to the food kiosk in a chair. Views lovely, such a pretty colour in the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I've been to the lake a number of times and I still can't get over the sheer beauty of this place. I love Lake Louise and all but this place give you such a beautiful sense of the huge mountains around you and the blue waters of the lake. I would definitely recommend bring a camera to this place and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Determined to do the tourist thing in Banff, we booked the lake boat cruise. It was great fun, our guide was very informative and entertaining. The tour lasted approximately 1 hour and we zoomed down to the end of the lake and back, all the while learning about local history and wildlife with a sense of humour. Great fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lake Easy parking and some disability access Lots of ground squirrel who are curious Picnic area bear sightings also Didn't go on the boat trip but one available Nice for a picnic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely drive not too far from Banff, great for picnicking and canoeing. Saw mountain goats and squirrels, also drive on to Two Jack Lake.

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful lake (well reservoir) with stunning mountain views, just a few minutes outside of Banff with organised boat tours, fishing tours, boat rentals... lots of possible activities!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The cruise was enjoyable on a hot day. The guide was entertaining although a little less talking would have been appreciated.

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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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