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“Jewel Just Outside of Banff”
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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$54.57*
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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 November 16, 2012

What a beautiful mountain lake. Clean and cold. Spectacular scenery all around you! We saw a family of bighorn sheep right next to the road.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Beautiful lake. :) It's a must if you are in Banff.
I wish I could have done the boat trip, unfortunately it was too late. :/

1  Thank Reasaiag
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had a leisurely visit to this wonderful piece of Rocky Mountain splendour. Tree colours were coming into the beauties of the Fall.

1  Thank AEM59
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We visited the lake from Banff September 2012 and while it is no doubt a beautiful location , we regretted spending the time and funds on the boat trip when compared with other attractions in the area it does not seem value . The boat trip was very fast ride up the centre of the lake and back - no added value from a good walk we thought . There was some commentary but mostly about bears which if you have got that far in the Rockies you will have heard before !
Beautiful place worth a visit for sure , spend time but think twice on the boat trip unless you have the combined ticket - gondola , lake and ice field as stand alone it is expensive . We regretted not spending the time walking and taking in the views on foot as it is a spectacular place .

2  Thank karen s
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

At the right time of the day this lake shimmers oh so beautifully. Next time we are taking the boat ride mini cruise.

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