Lake Minnewanka

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  • Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Park, Hiking Trail, Tourist Center, Leisure, Family And Kids, Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature

A glacial lake, the Lake Minnewanka is famous for its scenic drive that is a 15 mile loop. Going clockwise, you can begin by exploring the abandoned coal mines and the mining community and head up to the Lake, the largest lake in the park. The natural beauty you’ll see here is par excellence. Set aside at least half a day here and carry a picnic lunch/snack to enjoy by the lake side; there are picnic benches and smaller lakes further up from Minnewanka that you could enjoy as well.

Take a trip to the scenically beautiful Lake Minnewanka that is an ideal location to go picnicking and make the most of the trip by getting tickets for Lake Minnewanka. While there is no such thing as Lake Minnewanka tickets, it is best to buy tickets for Lake Minnewanka from our tours section as you would get every bit of Banff covered under the Lake Minnewanka ticket prices.

  • You could either rent a car, undertake the drive yourself or you could sign up for a tour.

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  • Lake Minnewanka Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Lake Minnewanka Timing: 24-hrs
  • Lake Minnewanka Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Lake Minnewanka(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lake Minnewanka: 05:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Banff include Lake Minnewanka in their plan

  • 36.89% of people start their Lake Minnewanka visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Lake Minnewanka

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

54.42% of people prefer walking in order to reach Lake Minnewanka

People normally club together Banff National Park and Banff Avenue while planning their visit to Lake Minnewanka.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • We did a cruise in this lake, unfortunately due to wild fires visibility was very poor. We were not able to get real views of this mountain. Lot of picnic benches to do perform family picnic. Tour guides were awesome. Public washroom is available at this place.

  • By far my favorite place in Banff to come to. We rented a little motor boat and it was such a wonderful way to take in all the surrounding mountains. It's a great place for a day trip and a picnic .Forget all the touristy destinations such as lake Louise. This is by far the most beautiful lake to see.

  • Lovely lake and hiking trail. One of my favorite lakes to come to for the hike and the scenery. Absolutely beautiful. Brought my mother whom was visiting from the States and she fell in love and absolutely loved it. It's great for a lovely cook out or even a day trip to even nature, trail not required.

  • Very nice it is so green and the lake is awesome. Walking around the lake is very fun also. It is a nice place.

  • Words can not describe the beauty of this lake and location. The water is a turquoise blue and it is surrounded by large gorgeous mountains and greenery. There are activities to do there such as renting canoes, kayaks and small motor boats. They even have a cruise you can take which was definitely worth it. The scenery was absolutely stunning. The pictures I will be posting do not do it justice. A must see if you come to Alberta.

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