Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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Temporarily closedClosed until May 9, 2024
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See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective while touring beautiful Lake Minnewanka on a panoramic interpretive cruise. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the Lake Minnewanka Cruise sets sail under towering peaks. Take in breathtaking mountains and emerald-green water as you keep a watchful eye on forested slopes and rocky shorelines for wildlife and waterfalls. Our heated, covered boats mean you can explore in any weather. Join us to sample some of the best local brews on our Beer Voyage cruise. Plus, stop by the Black Anchor Snack Shop for a picnic lunch before or after your cruise to make a day out of it.
Banff, Alberta, Canada

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2023

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Pauline S
Oxfordshire, UK205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely and large lake which although busy is relatively quiet compared with Lake Louise. The cruise was almost intimate and the pilot and guide very interesting. We stopped, turned off the engines and listened to the silence and it was amazing - just the gentle lapping of water.
Written March 12, 2024
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Arshii A
Bengaluru, India418 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
I enjoyed the cruise and the view along. The guide could have been less talkative as it was less of the information shared and more of talking without any information. I expected the cruise to be more calm and relaxing, but it wasnt.
Written November 6, 2023
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson1,199 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Like many tourist activities, the activity is only as good as the guide. We drove out into the lake, with some information, sat still in the middle for a few minutes with no information, and came back the same way with even less information. If this were "you get what you pay for" the price should have been slashed. Lots of quiet time, talk between the guide and the driver. Hey, the driver isn't paying for your time! Do the Maligne Lake cruise instead.
Written October 31, 2023
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Fabrice M
Cambridge, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
All was very well organised. Overall the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The views on the lake are amazing and worth seeing. Lake Minnewanka is a beautiful place to visit ! Would recommend.
Written October 21, 2023
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Heather M
Hamilton, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We took a morning (10:30 am) cruise and there was hardly anyone there. The boat was half empty (which is good!) and check in was super easy. Host was so gracious who after spending 30 minutes explaining the history, also took the time to talk with each family/couple one on one. This is an excellent activity for couples with adult children who prefer to take long hikes in the same area so we were able to split up = us in the cruise and them hiking. There is also a cute coffee shop we were able to get a cup of tea from while watching the lake and waiting for our children. Great activity for anyone. Go before 11 am to get a parking spot otherwise you will have to wait until someone leaves.
Written October 16, 2023
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FrequentFlier374649
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
A learning experience with very knowledgeable & professional tour guide and excellent captain of the boat!
Written October 13, 2023
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shreyans844
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Staff was super nice and the cruise experience was fabulous too. If the cruise was slightly more spacious and larger, it would've been more fun
Written October 13, 2023
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ajb12342023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Will and Hayden were great captains and guides, so beautiful and so much history. Great tour would do it again.
Written October 11, 2023
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nikhilchanddoon
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Had a wonderful crusing in lake minnewanka. The weather was amazing and blue water of lake is mesmerizing.
Written October 10, 2023
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taruncanada33
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Tour guide was knowledgeable.She shared historical facts related to the lake as well. An hour long trip which should be enough to create memories.
The staff made us squeeze into the 5 pm cruise schedule. We found out later that it was the last cruise of the season. Thank you. :-)
Written October 9, 2023
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