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“Great view”
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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$48.72*
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Banff Lake Cruise
Ranked #4 of 75 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Toronto, Canada
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165 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

We stopped and took photos - more breathtaking Alberta scenery!

Visited March 2011
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Saskatchewan
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“Still enjoyable, even off season.”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

We took a short notice, last minute trip to Banff last month. We love e scenery and every few years enjoy going. This time, being October, a lot of attractions were closed, but the Lake was still breathtaking. A few years ago my husband and I took a small motor boat rental and so enjoyed meandering out into the lake, taking pictures and just taking in a few quiet moments.

Visited October 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beware of Bears”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

I visited here in early October 2011 and intended to go for a hike.

But...a mile down the path on the western side of the lake is a sign that states "Do not go any further unless in tight knit groups of 4 or more. In the event a bear is spotted pick up small children immediately and use bear spray per the manufacturers instructions"

Needless to say, I freaked out and went back to the car since I was on my own.

Visited October 2011
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UK
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“Closed in October”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Beautiful lake, but nothing open in October! Great hikes if you are into that, personally we didn't as we were a family with small children!

Visited October 2011
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Port Hope, Canada
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“Interesting”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Thought the guide was very good, if it wasn't for him I would probably only given this trip a 2 star.

Visited September 2011
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