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Banff Lake Cruise

| Lake Minnewanka Trail, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 866-606-6700
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Disappointing journey

First, the crew are excellent so this is not a comment on the folks that work on the tour. For the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Heather O
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Nice Lake Cruise but overpriced

Enjoyed lake cruise with amazing views and informative and funny guide. They were VERY... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
bobRuthazer
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The Banff Lake Cruise is currently closed for winter and is scheduled to reopen on May 19, 2018*. We're planning our best season yet with exciting experiences and fun adventures. This one hour magnificent interpretive lake cruise of Lake Minnewanka and the scenic Canadian Rockies provides unique photo opportunities unavailable anywhere else. Our experienced crew will guide you through this rugged paradise richly steeped in history, native folklore and geology. Learn about the tremendous forces that created the surrounding mountains and stay on the lookout for wildlife.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Lake Minnewanka Trail, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

First, the crew are excellent so this is not a comment on the folks that work on the tour. For the price, it is just a short trip up the lake and back. There is not a lot of space outside on the ship deck...More

Thank Heather O
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

hi Heather O, sorry to read you were disappointed by the tour. The back deck can only hold approximately 8 people at a time, so you're correct, the opportunity to experience the cruise from outside is somewhat limited. Thanks for giving our cruise a try....More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed lake cruise with amazing views and informative and funny guide. They were VERY accommodating in every way. Might have given 5 star if not so overpriced..... 50-50 on whether we would recommend ....More

Thank bobRuthazer
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hi bobRuthazer, thank you for taking our one hour interpretive cruise and thank you for sharing a review. Thrilled to read you enjoyed the cruise and our staff were so accommodating, thanks exactly what we aim to achieve. Unfortunate that you found the cruise overpriced,...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a perfect day for our cruise. Cloudless sky and no Wind with 18 degree temperatures. It’s a 1 hour cruise and they have this worked out pretty well. You head out of around 30 minutes and then on our...More

Thank tigger2594
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Awesome! Thank you tigger2594 for this great review! Great to read you had such a great experience and everything went so well including the weather. Also, thanks for the feedback about when our Captain and Tour Guide turned the boat off and allowed you to...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

We went on this cruise on 27 September at 1pm. We had heard good reviews and had a great experience with our other Brewster tours. However this cruise was a big disappointment. We lined up early to get good seats. A cruise tour came in...More

Thank Kimberly C
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi Kimberly C, sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience with us. I will follow up with my team on what happened with the loading of your boat to ensure that doesn't happen again. I'm also sorry to learn your boat had some...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Myself and my Mum took the lake cruise and we loved it! It's so beautiful! Kelsey was our guide and she was amazing! So lovely, funny and brilliant at her job. She was so knowledgeable and made the cruise even better. She even gave us...More

Thank Jane R
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Awesome!!!! Thank you Jane R for taking our cruise and for posting about your experience - thrilled to read that you enjoyed Kelsey as your tour guide. We're truly fortunate to have her on our team at Lake Minnewanka - you're right, she's amazing! Thanks...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We did the lake cruise after travelling from Jasper and really enjoyed it. The key for this cruise is the guide who kept us entertained and provided a great history lesson on the lake's past. Taking pictures is a bit of a challenge as you...More

Thank Gateway1_10
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hi Gateway1_10, thanks for this great and informative review. Great to read the guide kept you entertained and you learned a few things about the lake. Agree with you on the picture taking piece. We've adjusted our tour to slow down a little more and...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Our tour guide Erin was extremely resourceful and Jordon's skills behind the wheel provided us with an excellent view of some big horn sheep.

Thank Kukurudz
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you so much for this great review on our cruise and Tour Guide Erin and Captain Jordan. Greatly appreciated Kukurudz. Travis Mann Manager, Banff Lake Cruise

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great time on the Lake Minnewanka Cuise! There was a bit of a hiccup at the start of the cruise which involved a patchy microphone and some pesky/rude American Tourists, but the tour guide Colin handled it very well! This was actually the...More

Thank Sara C
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hi Sara C, thanks for this great review! So nice to read that taking our tour for the second time was better than you expected and that Colin was interactive and memorable enough for you to post about your trip with us. Also awesome that...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Although we didn't see wildlife on our cruise, we did learn many things of interest from our guide, Jordan and captain, Ian. Actually, it was very relaxing to be surrounded by so much beauty.More

Thank pjdUtah
BrewsterTravelCanada, Manager at Banff Lake Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hello pjdUtah, thank you for taking our one hour interpretive cruise. Nice to hear you learned a few things from Jordan and Ian. Thrilled to read you found the scenery relaxing, hope you can make it back to visit us again sometime. Thanks, Travis Mann...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Took the lake cruise as part of a 4 attraction package (good value). Rainy conditions precluded using the rear deck for pictures so we were confined to the cabin, Although the guide was interesting and informative, the tour/cruise was a rather mundane cruise around the...More

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biboy m
23 June 2016|
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Response from PursuitCollection | Property representative |
The Banff Lake Cruise takes approximately one hour to complete. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your cruise. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and specific departure times cannot be guaranteed... More
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lannah1011
7 August 2015|
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Response from Neil S | Reviewed this property |
There was a visitors' small dog on the boat when we traveled, so I presume this is OK.
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