We drove out to Lake Minnewanka one afternoon on our way back to Banff. Even with snowy roads the drive only took a few minutes. The highlight was seeing the huge herd of elk in the meadow before you reach the first lake!
About Lake Minnewanka
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We took the wine and cheese cruise in August 2017 and it was wonderful, it was the most perfect way to see the lake, the sun was setting, the wine was flowing and the food selection was great! The tour guide speaker was very informative...More
A walk, hike, or snowshoe around the north edge of Lake Minnewanka is worth the effort. You will be rewarded with stunning views. Note--during the months of July-Sept you must hike in groups of 4. The bear activity around the lake is such that the...More
Stopped here on a whim near sunset and it was totally worth the stop. You're able to walk out on the lake in the winter and it provides some awesome views of the mountains. Locals playing hockey + ice skating, people wandering about the lake,...More
Nice drive about Banff area, very close. we skated on 2 jack lake which is almost attached. Lots of people use this area.
It’s an absolutely amazing spot, highly recommend. We don’t have the guts to go scuba diving to the underwater resort, however our tour guide explained it very well.
Thank you for your review. I don't think you're alone in passing on scuba diving! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Lake Minnewanka. Hope to see you again in the future. Travis
Great setting for a family visit any time of year. We enjoyed a beautiful walk in the crisp January air following a cold snap. What a delight to see a herd of elk on the way! It is not unusual to spot wildlife, but this...More
Hello lemon910, thanks for this great review. Nice to read you enjoyed your beautiful walk along the lake. Hope you can make it back to visit us in the spring. Travis Mann Manager, Banff Lake Cruise
We were not so fortunate when we arrived at Minnewanka Lake for sadly the vista was again hidden in the clouds that turned the waters a dark blue hue. Still, we were lucky to get some brilliant rays of sunlight streaming through the clouds and...More
Simply breathtaking!!! So enjoyed the view and the scenery! Mountain goats made their way to the road and kept us entertained as a great bonus!!!