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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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  • Beautiful View, very peaceful, great for a picnic. We only stayed near the center since it was winter. 
  • Me and my other half did a road trip from Vancouver to Banff. We stayed in Banff for a few nights and drove up to Lake Minnewanka on one of the days! It's very quiet in comparison to Lake Louise and M...  more »
  • I can't describe it, just look at the pictures and go. Not hard to hike at all. Personally this is the best time of year to visit the mountains.