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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 5 days ago via mobile

You have to go it’s amazing do the walk stunning photo opportunities See photos attached make sure you have right foot ware

Thank bcs0
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is the most amazingly beautiful Lake and you shoudn't miss seeing it. The mountains, forest and water were mesmerizing.

Thank OrchardOrchid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great boat trip with information about the local area, wildlife and history. Maple tea was tasty at the local Cafe/ Hut. Good trip to do on a clear and dry day.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure when you drive the minnewanka loop that you stop and enjoy all the views, drive slowly, pay attention to wildlife in the area. look for the exact site the Selfi-Squirell picture was taken (youtube, google). Lake minnewanka has a rich history and taking...More

Thank Line B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught the Roam bus to visit the Lake. We found this a great way to get around Banff and the area. No worries on looking for a place to park. We did enjoy the time spent hiking this area but a word of caution...More

Thank froglag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and quiet trip around the lake. Much nature to be seen. There are no places for drinks or food, just quiet. If you have a good eye, you will seen much wildlife, birds and animals.

Thank tripZeist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely walk here in the sunshine. Stunning views, well worth a visit. Would also be lovelyin summer when boats running no.

Thank bruisyard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail around the lake is pretty flat, and there's lots of spots to climb onto little rocky "islands" to enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and listen to the water lap against the rocks. The colouring of the lake was gorgeous, much nicer than...More

Thank Valerie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great, just a couple of miles from the town of Banff right off Hwy 1 expressway. A nice loop drive with stunning views with parking. Exceeded my expectations. I almost missed this gem chasing bigger attractions, glad I didn't!

Thank Howie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful we visited in October. A lot of the amenities had closed by this point but the weather was beautiful and we enjoyed a quiet walk around the lake

Thank Nell M
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19 August 2018|
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Response from 755adrianl | Reviewed this property |
Same for us too. It’s three weeks ago now but it was really clear then. They did say it depended on wind direction but it hadn’t been a huge issue.
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