Lake Minnewanka, Banff

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#5 of 47 in Parks in Banff National Park
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. Add Lake Minnewanka to your Banff National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Banff National Park day trip planning site .
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  • In the summer, we have undertaken the boat tour on the Lake Minnewanka. It was, frankly, nice, but not a MUST-DO. The tour was informative, both did well. Also the staff at the boat House was very friendly.
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  • To tie together the two Jack Lake and I got stuck I went to. Compare this to the nitty gritty of both mine-Wan-Ka Lake for more. Follow the trail up the Red Chair, I would like to ask you-uk based Oni once sat. Day is a peaceful person but not unfriendly and so was cool scenery.
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  • We did the driving loop to and through Lake Minnewanka and it was well worth the morning. Great views at each stop and as it had just snowed it was crisp, clean and a true winter scenic wonderland. We...  more »

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