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Lake Minnewanka: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Reviewed today

Was really looking forward to visiting and taking a cruise on the lake. The weather was overcast but did clear slightly during our visit. Parking was pretty straightforward and was not to busy. We arrived early for our cruise but they kindly let us go...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jamesbond007_10
Reviewed today via mobile

This lake has nice views without the massive crowds of the other tourist lakes. I recommend that you drive the loop past Two Jack lake. It’s very scenic without the traffic. It is also nice and close to Banff

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank U5096FEjamesf
Reviewed yesterday

Nice and extremely picturesque place to visit. A short drive from Banff town, had spend around 30 minutes boating in the lake.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mahesh K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Too wet to bother with a cruise but a lovely walk around the edge of the lake to its river entrance. You can rest and eat in cafes or picnic. Worth a visit if you have a few hours to spare on drives through the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Graham P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This area is so stunning that it gets 5 stars without the cruise but we thoroughly enjoyed our hour and a half in the company of Captains Shaun and Jim. They were knowledgeable, funny and enhanced the experience for us. Special thanks to Captain Jim...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank OnAir797865
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cruise was about a half hour and circled the perimeter of the Lake. Our guide was very thorough in his descriptions of the lake, the water, the mountains and the surrounding landscapes. He kept it light and joked. And we stopped in the middle...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Karen and Frank J
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the ake Minnewanka cruise as part of the Ultimate Rockies Explorer Ticket which we booked before leaving the UK. It also gave access to Banff Gondolas, the Columbia Icefield adventure and the Glacier Skywalk. This worked out too be much better value than...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this lovely review. Great feedback on the cruise and the Ultimate Explorer combo package. For sure the best value to explore 4 attractions in this awesome area. Thanks again for sharing, we really appreciate it. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Roam transport goes out to the lake from Banff but not sure how long it would take as we went by car. The do a trip out onto the lake which was pleasent but not too much to see and talk about there. Not the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HolidayorBust
PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting Lake Minnewanka. In the summer months ROAM Transit is for sure the way to get back and forth to town. All the best, Travis Mann Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning peaceful lake after a really good circular short drive from Banff. Large car park. A really good start to our Banff National Park trip. Impressive dam too which you can drive over.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JUBOMAN
PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing JUBOMAN, greatly appreciated. Our close proximity from Banff sure makes Minnewanka easy to get to. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Travis Mann Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Lake just outside Banff. Beautiful Views. Nice trail. Nice picnic spot. It is easy to get to from Hwy 1 . This has nice walking routes

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mehtalon
PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi mehtalon, thanks for sharing and thank you for stopping by Lake Minnewanka. Travis Mann Lake Minnewanka Cruise

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William G
July 31, 2019|
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Response from sarah86521 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, We actually drove to Lake Minnewanka. However, there is a easy to catch roamer bus, that travels from downtown Banff to the lake, it is a return service so you can get back just as easy and with the lake being so... More
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shuiken
May 31, 2019|
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Response from litew8t | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t been on either but my parents enjoyed the cruise
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May 16, 2019|
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Response from BenLar137 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We're just travellers who've done the cruise a couple of times over the years. It's pricey but worth doing for sure. We found a "book now" link from the "Banff Jasper Collection" "Minnewanka" website, which we think is... More
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