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“Chipmunks and wild life” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Banff City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #6 of 34 Attractions in Banff
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Hiking
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
London, United Kingdom
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“Chipmunks and wild life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were able to watch and feed chipmunks who are adorable little creatures and photographed many species of birds there. It was great to sit on the bank of the lake and eat a picknic prepared in our camper van.

Visited June 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Off the beaten track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This Lake is a bit of the normal tourist track, but well worth the drive. We saw it when it was frozen, and had a beauty of its own, In summer, it must also be wonderful.

Visited December 2012
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Bhopal, India
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“The biggest lake of the group.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Here again the scenic beuty is beyond imagination.The boating in the calm waters was so soothingg to the mind that we forgot all tiredness

Visited September 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Everywhere you turn in Canada you see fantastic lakes and this one is no exception. A must stop off when you are in the area, if the weather is good you will get some great photo's.

Visited July 2012
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Alberta, Canada
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“Unique Lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Lake Minnewanka is unique in that it is man-made, so to speak; created when the valley was flooded for power generation. At the bottom of the lake there is an old town that was buried underwater when this occured. There are scuba companies that will take you down there to explore, or you can simply go on your own if you're trained. During the summer the lake is also host to boat tours and has a cafe.

During the winter part of the lake is cleared and used as a skating rink, there is another small rink on nearby Two Jack Lake, as well.

Visited January 2013
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