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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Adult(s) x (Age 16 To 99)
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  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience


Banff National Park offers jaw-dropping views of the mountains virtually unlike anywhere else in North America. Turquoise lakes, old-growth pines and towering granite peaks surround a green valley filled with wildlife all kinds, including deer, eagles, and coyote. With so much to see and do, visiting the entirety of the park is all but impossible. Still, few places in Alberta offer the postcard beauty of Lake Minnewanka.  
Your 60-minute cruise on the lake starts at the dock just a short 10-minute drive from the town of Banff. During the busiest part of the summer, boats depart every thirty minutes. During off-peak hours, boats depart every hour during the day. Once you've boarded the boat, you will immediately be treated to beautiful views of the mountains and clear sights of the brightly hued lake.
Once you leave the dock, your guide will fill you in on the stories of the submerged town of Minnewanka landing and the native people who used to call the surrounding area their home. As you move deeper into the mountains, scan the skies for bald eagles hunting for fish or for black bear known to forage along the lake shore. Eventually, you will come to Devil's Gap, where you will pause for photos as you absorb the awesome scenery.
After taking a moment to immerse yourself in the incredible view, the boat will circle around and return to shore where you will exit back at the dock.


  • Boat tour of Lake Minnewanka
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Minnewanka
  • Gratuities
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour time is first come, first serve on the day of. Tour times can be reserved in advance. Please see your ticket for instructions upon booking for further details.
  • Opening/closing dates are weather dependent

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Lake Minnewanka
Departure Time:
May 6 - June 30:
10am - 6pm

July 1 - September 5
10am - 6pm, Departs Hourly
12:30pm - 3:30pm, Departs every half hour

September 6 - September 18:
10am - 6pm, Departs Hourly

September 19 - October 9:
10am - 5pm,  Departs Hourly

You can book an attraction tour time by visiting any of the Explore Rockies Activity Centres in Banff.
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