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“Time to myself” 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 #4 of 72 things to do in Banff
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Edmonton, Canada
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“Time to myself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I drove to Lake Minnewanka (15 minutes) and took a boat tour. It was fun and I got some great pictures I would have missed if I hadn't taken the trip.

Visited July 2013
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“Bit of a drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A bit out of town, but peaceful and scenic, albeit frozen at the time of year we saw it. Nice to see herds of wild sheep grazing the sides of the road, although they did look a bit hungry

Visited April 2013
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“Very nice experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Beautiful views all around the lake. We did the almost level walking trail over to the gorge. The road over the dam and around had wonderful scenery. It would be a pleasant way to spend a day, picnicking, feet in the water, just enjoying the views

Visited July 2013
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“Nice drive to Lake Minnewanka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a short drive out of Banff to Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack and Johnson Lake. It would be nice to go trekking here. We went for a drive and it took about an hour round trip. It is also a lovely picnic spot. The scenery is gorgeous as always in the Rockies.

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a beautiful spot and just a short drive from the centre of Banff. The walk along the lake shore is wonderful and the views of the mountains are breathtaking - fantastic place to take photographs. We decided against taking the boat trip but people who did take it seemed to have enjoyed the experience.

Visited June 2013
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