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“Boat tours are just average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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Banff Lake Cruise
Ranked #4 of 70 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Birmingham, Alabama
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84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Boat tours are just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband and I took the boat tour of the lake. I felt that the cost was disproportionately expensive for what we saw and learned. The lake is large so the tour took about an hour. There were much better sights to see in that hour and at no cost.

Visited July 2013
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stopped here for a brief visit only to find the ladies conveniences were closed so we had to post a man outside the gents so that the ladies on our trip could relieve themselves. Good information on the signs telling you all about the lake and the wildlife in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Markham, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The park activity was curtailed during our visit due to the effects of the recent floods, however the scenery and wildlife more than sufficed, great ice cream too.

Visited July 2013
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Missoula, Montana
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This lake was really beautiful. Easy hike and definitely worth it. Plan on there being lots of people on a nice day!

Visited July 2013
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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512 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“Fabulous Lake For Hiking/Picnics etc”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Easy drive from Banff and a great place for hiking and/or picnics. Saw lots of sheep and a huge Elk on the road there which sorta made the trip even more special. There's also a boat ride available but I would suggest you save your money and do the boat on Lake Maligne in the Jasper National Park instead.

Visited July 2013
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