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“Lovely Large Manmade Lake”
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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$51.78*
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Banff Lake Cruise
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$56.79*
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
Ranked #4 of 85 things to do in Banff
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

A good selection of walks along the lakeside or up into the hills. If visiting in bear season (mid July to mid September) you will need bear spray or a group of 4 if you want access to all the trails though. Good, clean facilities. A good day out for all ages.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

self guided hike around midday from banff via cascade ponds(totally recommend) not the most interesting hike but lake minnewanka a good reward for trip.too late for cruise next one at 5 puts us into a dark return so not worth it

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

There are great wilderness views (lakes, meadows and mountains) from the loop road. Birds and wildlife viewing is good. . . depending on the season. An elk herd may be spotted in the early morning and evenings.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just a 10 minute ride from Banff, Lake Minnewanka is a jewel. We spent the afternoon here, just enjoying the view of the dock and boaters. It really felt like a quintessential summer getaway. Although we found the crowds around Banff to be minimal, this is a place that may get overlooked, and that makes it nice and quiet. Oh yes, and don't miss the food at the concession stand. Seriously...one of the best burgers I've ever had. Enjoy!

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Informative boat tour! Staff was very knowledgable and it was relaxing. Could definitely get some decent pictures on this trip

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