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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 attractions using our handy Banff trip generator.
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  • Visited as part of a tour and well worth it - it was beautiful! Would love to return in summer to see what it looks like without snow cover. 
  • We had a drive around this area and Tunnel mountain. It is just spectacular scenery in the winter. The lakes are frozen. Snowy wonderland. Saw someone kite boarding on the lake. We saw a lot of Elk an...  more »
  • ein schöner see,ein guter wanderweg schöne ausblicke auf den see,ich empfinde ich ihn immer wieder als besuchenswert.