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“stunning phot op”
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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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 83 things to do in Banff
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Buford, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
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“stunning phot op”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

The we were there the sky was so blue it was purple, the lake was very still and the light was perfect. You could spend 30 minutes or all day walking around the lake. There were not a lot of people - it must not be on the tour bus circuit.Very peaceful.

Visited September 2013
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Pune, India
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“Hunting”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

A lake is landscape's most beautiful and expressive features and like all landscapes it hold stories,the one we read, the one we dream,and the one we create.As the name suggests Lake Minnewanka is lake of the spirits.Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts.This lake is deep and covered huge area,and not as touristy as Lake Louise,from where we drove down.There is boat rides to visit a small island situated on the lake.This lake is very popular among the hiker and camper.,we saw many camping grounds around this lake..

Visited May 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views!!!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We took a drive to Lake Minnewanka which was just a short drive from our hotel in Banff, while in Canada. The lake was frozen (there in January 2013) but the views were absolutely beautiful. We had plenty of opportunites to take photos and I even made my first snow angel. Well worth the drive.

Visited January 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Huge Lake”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Spectacular views of the mountains .... great place to see mountain goats ... lots and lots .... Be sure to stop at the Bankhead town site ... old coal mining town .. you can still see all the foundations of the buildings etc.

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Good views...”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

An easy drive from Banff. Excellent views from the trails around the lake. Boat trips if you have the time but Lake Louise is better - albeit a bit further away. Worth a visit but not exceptional when compared to other places relatively nearby.

Visited September 2013
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