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There’s no comparing the emerald green waters of Minnewanka with any urban landscape. Mountain ridges stretch as far as the eye can see, eventually blurring into a blissful cascade of colours.
24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-3473
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’d never hired or driven a boat before. But the team gave me clear instructions and encouraged me to do it. I can’t believe this experience exists. I was beside myself the entire time at the scenery and how quickly I could zoom around with...More

Thank Tha B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice cruise. Narrator gave us a lot of information. Saw big horned sheep. Dock VERY far from parking lot, even handicapped parking was quite a distance. They DID provide a golf cart when we asked for help, but did not offer that information when we...More

Thank bewtrip
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super sick lake! Very chill compared to the other ones and great spots to chill. Would come back again.

Thank WilsonLin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous Lake. Had a sit on the pebble beach like area and hired a motor boat on the lake. Was so much fun and the lake is beautiful as well as the views.

Thank Kellylouisegibson
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't take the boat tour but heard it was very beautiful and well loved by our local friends. We went three lakes and this was one of our favourites. It is very cold on the lake though. So make sure you are wearing a...More

Thank tikabu77
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lake Minnetonka is a beautiful lake. We decided to take the lake cruise as we enjoy learning about the history and getting information about lakes we visit. The tour lasted 50 minutes and while it was nice to be out on the lake, the narration...More

Thank Marge D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day on July 14, 2018 and the lake looked beautiful. Although I do prefer Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka has activities that made the trip memorable. We have previously tried the cruise, which I don’t recommend (Waterton Cruise is a lot...More

Thank ramlahhaider
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful place to visit. The scenery is gorgeous, it is so quiet and peaceful. The surrounding mountains reflect onto the lake. We had a lovely picinic sitting at the waters edge, little chipmunks came scampering across to see us, probably more interested...More

Thank stubenScotland
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent half the day here. We rented a boat and cruised around this gorgeous lake. Everywhere you look is stunning. I will never forget this place!

Thank Fern C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw bears n they point out ti them n show that at a leisurely pace by stopping boat in mid 9f lake as many tines as u spot wildlife... so more like lake safari😊😊🤣good fun on a lazee eve in banff

Thank RaksRox
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Nakharin T
14 July 2018|
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Response from Amanda D | Reviewed this property |
There is a camping area there so I would say yes, but not sure if certain areas are closed off. Certainly the lake boat operations finish early evening in summer. Check Canada Parks website.
Samantha F
23 June 2018|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
No problems using your kayak and dogs are welcome but must be on their leads both for others’ comfort and also because it is bear country. However, It is unlikely that any bears will want to be so close to the multitudes of... More
23 May 2018|
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Response from Buch78 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know either as it was raining and no one was using a bbq