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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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24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 403-762-3473
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got super lucky with the weather, it was an amazing day. We had Captain Marshall and Alex as our guide. We learnt so much, and are really keen to come back towards winter for a scuba dive of the old village that the Alex...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must as the lake is beautiful and the colour of the lake is vibrant . You can hire bats or go on a cruise on the lake, small cafe is also there

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lake. And mountain scenery. We enjoyed a quick and easy walk up the canyon too. Water is stunning and clear.

Thank Scissorkickers
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here one afternoon to just take it in and relax. The spot is much quieter than other areas of the park, so it’s nice to just kick up your feet and enjoy the views. The water is also a very pretty blue. It would...More

Thank Wellington49
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a very nice drive around the 'Minewanka loop', but it gets quite busy, with boat trips on the lake etc. There is a great walk around part of the lake which is much quieter once away from the crowds. When we returned the parking...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lake Minnewanka is nice, and that's about all I can say for it. There's no problem with it, and it's pretty enough, but there is nothing special about it, or at least not from our experience.

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed 3 days ago

We needed a more quiet day and found this Lake mid-morning before very many other visitors were there. It was calm, beautiful, and peaceful. There is also a lovely, easy walk around portions of the lake with great views, and picnic tables that would be...More

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I took the Roam bus from Banff to Lake Minnewanka (about a 30 minute ride) and spent a couple of hours visiting this beautiful lake and area. There are some lovely walking trails, picnic tables and a snack bar. Definitely a worthwhile...More

1  Thank WillowWindsor
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lake was very nice, although not a lot to see the day we visited. It was a relaxing tour that lasted <1 hour on the boat. Our tour guide was a "little boring" according to my teenage daughter and it definitely wasn't the most exciting...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove to Lake Minnewanka and Two Jacks Lake. We hiked around Lake Minnewanka and it was lovely. There were people kayaking and canoeing so I think it is a peaceful lake to do this in and so beautiful.

Thank donih
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Nakharin T
14 July 2018|
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Response from Amanda D | Reviewed this property |
There is a camping area there so I would say yes, but not sure if certain areas are closed off. Certainly the lake boat operations finish early evening in summer. Check Canada Parks website.
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Samantha F
23 June 2018|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
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
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dotel56
23 May 2018|
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Response from Buch78 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know either as it was raining and no one was using a bbq
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