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“A hidden beauty”
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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Banff Lake Cruise
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Summer Tour: Banff and its Wildlife
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Banff and Lake Louise Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
Ranked #4 of 79 things to do in Banff
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A hidden beauty”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Spring is slowly melting this huge lake, gorgeous panoramic views, I will return once the big melt is over,

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Love this location”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

If you are in the Banff area, do not miss this lake.
Lots of room to stop and eat in picnic areas,
Lots of wildlife in the area, please remember these are wild animals.
Boat races in the summer, diver's enjoying the lake
Many things to do
Stop and enjoy you will glad you did.
Enjoy

Visited August 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“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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