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Lake Minnewanka, Banff

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Survey the majestic Lake Minnewanka, its name meaning "Water of the Spirits" in the language of the indigenous peoples who settled here at least 10,000 years ago. The longest lake in Canada offers many hiking and biking trails to explore and enjoy, as well as a wealth of amazing wildlife to observe, from elk to bears. Consider a boat tour from the lake’s west end, which makes a great way to enjoy the changing faces of the impressive 3,162 m (10,374 ft) Mount Aylmer, which stands imposingly next to the lake. You can park your car near to the boat tour's departure point. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Minnewanka and other Banff National Park attractions using our handy Banff National Park trip generator.
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  • I was up early picked up a Starbucks and went for a gorgeous drive on a beautiful sunny morning . Just toured around and hung out at the look outs and fell in love with the area . Beautiful turquoise ...  more »
  • A 10 minute drive takes you from Banff Ave shopping to your basic Banff. The Rockies surrounding deep blue water and deep green forests. Check out the hiking trails and bring a picnic lunch. Scuba div...  more »
  • Beautiful lake at anytime of the year, we walked the trek around the left of the lake ,, fabulous photos !! Wear walking footwear and warm clothes  more »