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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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  • Minnewanka Lake - Two Jack Lake - Johnston Lake can be connected to a round trip. Also worth seeing near Stewart is Canon. Motive.Evtl interesting for photographers. Boat tour
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  • You can really enjoy the views weather winter or summer! There is an old town under the lake which was formed when the dams were made.  more »
  • Drove out here for a winter hike at Stewart canyon. Trail is almost 4 kms return and well groomed for a winter hike. Some nice views of your he lake and mountains. Have hiked here in summer too and it...  more »