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“Main lake is poor” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka
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Banff Lake Cruise
Ranked #4 of 75 things to do in Banff
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Owner description: Banff National Park's largest waterway.
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Main lake is poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Just went to the main lake and it was poor compared to all the others. Horned sheep are easy to see. Walks from here appear to be popular

Visited June 2014
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Bengaluru, India
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Anything in Banff is good. Visited all the lakes in Banff, Jasper and Yoho in 2 days. Every lake looked unique. The drive is really good, we saw mountain goats and enjoyed the views.

Visited June 2014
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“Lovely lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although the scenery is slightly less dramatic than lake Louise or moraine lake, the views are still stunning and it's a lot less busy so lots of photo opportunities without strangers in the background!

Visited June 2014
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Tugun, Australia
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“Love this Lake.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were lucky enough to be here in Mid May. The forst few days the lake was mostly frozen however after a windy warm day we again went to look at the lake and it was thawed and the most amazing colour blue.

Visited May 2014
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Kalispell, Montana
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“Tranquil, Jewel-Colored Lake, Near Banff Townsite But Slightly Off The Beaten Trail.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

On a sunny or partly cloudy day this dam-formed lake shines a pure robin's egg blue. Now the lake is completely thawed and relatively un-crowded. Thankfully, it lacks the usual line of tour busses found at other sights dropping off hundreds of tourists at a time. There is good hiking, a chance for fabulous photography or scheduled boat cruises, and very nice picnic and rest room facilities. Wildlife abounds. We might suggest mosquito spray of some kind here and at other places near water in the Park.

Visited June 2014
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