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“Awesome” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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Banff Lake Cruise
Ranked #4 of 73 things to do in Banff
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
South East,UK
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

This was well worth the drive, the lake looked beautiful as do the Two Jacks lakes just down the road. Good place to go with picnic.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Another gem in the Rockies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

A short 15 min drive from Banff. Beautiful mountain views even in a misty rain...went back next morning in the sun. Spotted coyotes, mule deer, and long horned sheep. Well worth the excursion.

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Nice side trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Close to downtown Banff, great side trip as with most of the area great mountain scenes.
We were there too early in the season to do the loop road.

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

It's a wonderful place for boating, picnic or just a walk along the shore line. My dog loved the cold water. View of the blue water against the mountain is really brilliant.

Visited August 2012
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Christchurch
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“Amazing to walk out onto a frozen lake & see divers emerging!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Only 10 minutes drive from Banff township and an amazingly quiet, tranquil spot. Because it was winter the shorter access road was closed to allow wildlife crossing but the alternative road was not much longer.
We walked out onto the frozen lake and spoke to several divers doing their scuba certification - I'd never seen people cutting holes in the ice before and literally jumping in, we even saw a bridal party arriving to have their wedding photos taken!
If you don't want to walk on the frozen lake (it can be slippery and creaks alarmingly in some spots) there are several viewpoints overlooking the lake and shoreline paths as well.
A nice break from the commercialism of Banff township.
It is free to enter, but if you aren't staying in Banff National park already (e.g.coming from Calgary for the day) you will need a national park pass.

Visited March 2013
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