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This is an attractive lake and it is possible to walk around the shore and trek into the woods. There are more beautiful areas to see in the mountains. There are cruise boats available but they did not add to the experience. There was the...More
We arrived early so got to spend a bit of time enjoying the surroundings before the coach tours arrived. It was beautiful, I didn't want to leave. Personally we preffered it to the over commercialised Lake Louise. We decided to rent one of the small...More
The guide was very informative and on one side with dense pine forest, that is where wolves give birth to their cubs as it is relatively safe from predators. On the other side there are some more open spaces so I guess that is where...More
Not the most beautiful of lakes in the region, try Maligne or Moraine for that, but still a wonderful area, non commercialised, and a great boat trip with a really amusing and informative guide, worth a few hours
It’s so different from lake Louise , peyto etc - deep and dark , and really large. It’s surroinded by great mountains , and is lovely for at least an hour or two if not more- given its proximity to Banff. The boat cruise is...More
A lovely lake surrounded by tall mountains- makes for a pretty sight. Just a few kilometres outside Banff, the location is well connected by local bus service. A must visit for visitors to Banff. Nice lake for boating and short cruises, with the majestic Minnewanka...More
The lake is reachable by local bus from Banff. The lake has beautiful views, if you're planning to hike along the lakeshore bring bear spray and check the bear restrictions. We've been there in September and from certain point of the hike it was mandatory...More
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
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 people that flock to Lake Minnewanka. Get there early otherwise you will be in a scrum chasing after parking places, it gets absolutely rammed especially when the weather is good.