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“Great views and a nice hiking trail.”
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great views and a nice hiking trail.”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We did the hike around the lake, very nice and amazing views. The hiking trail was very easy to navigate and paved in some parks. You can also take boat rides in the summer.

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Beautiful views!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

It was a winter trip so not a busy place. Gorgeous scenery, walked the trail to Stewart Canyon. Wear Yak Traks if you have them as parts of the trail can be a bit slippery. Cool to see some people skating on the lake.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago,IL
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“Beautiful lake close to Banff”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

You don't have to drive all the way to Lake Louise to enjoy a lovely setting (if strapped for time and can't make it there). This one is a lovely lake surrounded by mountains, and there is even a little boat that takes you around the lake, even on a chilly afternoon in May!

Visited May 2012
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Okanagan Falls, Canada
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely Drive”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Another really lovely and relaxing drive - loads of places to stop and take photos - also a great place to see bighorn sheep.

Visited March 2013
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Canmore, Canada
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“beautiful in the fall”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great place to visit anytime of year. Great hiking in the summer and fall that isn't too challenging!

Visited September 2012
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