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“Very nice but boat trip expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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$47.78*
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Banff Lake Cruise
Ranked #4 of 76 things to do in Banff
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
South Coast England
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Very nice but boat trip expensive”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is a nice lake very near Banff, it would have been nice to do the boat trip but we chose not to as it was $45 for one hour which is epxensive. In comparison we saw a boat trip on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna for $20 for 1.5 hours, this is a more reasonable price I was expecting this lake tour to be.

Visited June 2013
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Cranbrook, Canada
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“beautiful area to visit”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

when we visited the lake was very low in water, but this did not distract from the amazing scenery all around
ideal for a short or long walk, or just sitting admiring the view

Visited May 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Stunning photographic lake”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I love Lake Minnewanka and when staying in Banff area we frequent this lake many times for the chance to see the beautiful Rocky Mountain Sheep that frequent the area, not to mention the gorgeous blue lake.

Visited August 2012
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oosterzele
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“Beautiful lake”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We visited the lake in the morning, the start of our day tour in Banff. We walked one km at the left side of the lake to the entrance of the trail to the canyon. We did walk this trail but you can take pictures of the long small canyon . we walked allong for some 200 yards. Level path under trees also for little children, but not very spectacular. Visite of one hour.

Visited August 2012
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Bayern
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“Nice hiking”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

The lake is very close to Banff so you cant miss it. You have enough parking spots and possibility to have BQ or picknick.
We did the trail to Alymer Lookout and this is fantastic.. you have great views to the lake and as it was raining a bit both of us were alone almost the whole trip (especially up to the top of Alymer, you need around 6 hours for the trip up and down and back to the car. Big Horn sheeps are also around ;-)

Visited June 2013
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