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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Banff, Canada
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Few places in Alberta offer the postcard beauty of Lake Minnewanka, part of Banff National Park. Admire views of the Canadian Rockies and prairies as you cruise across the turquoise-hued lake and over to Devil’s Gap during this boat tour. Scan the lakeshore for big-horned sheep, deer, bald eagles, and even the occasional bear. Along the way, learn about the indigenous people who used to call the surrounding area their home. A perfect excursion for nature lovers and families alike.
  • Boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka, located in Banff National Park
  • Soak up views of the Canadian Rockies, prairies, and Devil’s Gap
  • Watch for wildlife, including deer, eagles, and coyote
  • Hear about the indigenous people who used to inhabit the region
  • Choose from a variety of departure times
Banff National Park offers mountain views unlike anywhere else in North America. Turquoise lakes, old-growth pines, and towering granite peaks surround a green valley filled with diverse wildlife, including deer, eagles, and coyote. Lake Minnewanka provides a beautiful place in the park to explore and discover some of these natural wonders.

Your cruise on the lake starts at the dock, a short drive from the town of Banff. On board, your guide shares stories of the submerged town of Minnewanka Landing and the people who used to call the surrounding area their home.

As the captain navigates deeper into the mountains, see if you can spot bald eagles hunting for fish or a black bear foraging along the shore. Reach Devil's Gap, where the boat pauses so that you can fully admire the scenery.

The boat then circles around and returns to shore where you will disembark back at the dock.

Please note: During the busiest part of the summer, boats depart every 30 minutes. During off-peak hours, boats depart every hour during the day.


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Excellent experience
, Aug 2019
Excellent experience We enjoyed learning from Jim about the region and wildlife, as well as the pictures he presented. The scenery was wonderful. Thank you; we will recommend this tour to our friends. Looking forward to visiting again!
Lake Minnewanka Cruise
, Jul 2019
It was pleasant. The captain was very nice. And young lad who provided all the commentary was very knowledgeable. The parking however was a disaster
Great Trip
, Jul 2019
Megan and her team were great. They told us the history of the lake and the animals around the lake.
Overall good cruise
, Jul 2019
Informative, worth taking. At times a little hard to hear her but was o.k. most of the time. Took time to discuss the tour with all the tourist and answered any questions they may have. A bit short for the money but overall satisfactory.
Great tour!
Deb H
, May 2019
The tour was great! Didn't know what to expect and even with the weather not co-operating, it was a beautiful tour, educational and very good hosts. We were being tourists in our own backyard!
, Aug 2018
It was just ok. Wish they had more room in back of boat. The scenery was beautiful though. I recommend lining up early so you get good seats.
Nice relaxing and informative cruise
, Jul 2018
Relaxed Ng and informative cruise with amazing views. Our teen daughters didn’t like it, that’s the reason we couldn’t give 5 stars.
This was a lovely trip made so by...
Helen M
, Oct 2017
This was a lovely trip made so by the very enthusiastic and informative commentary. It seemed to pass so quickly but thoroughly enjoyable.
Amazing! Great for kids, they let...
, Sep 2016
Amazing! Great for kids, they let your kids drive the boat for a short min under their guidance. Best avoid friday to sunday if you don't wish to line up with the tour bus groups. Best time to go mon to thurs.
This tour was great, the boat ride...
, Sep 2016
This tour was great, the boat ride smooth and the guide was very informative. Well worth the tour. MS

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