Lake Minnewanka

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

About Lake Minnewanka, Banff

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.

Lake Minnewanka Information

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

Restaurants Near Lake Minnewanka

  • Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Bear's Den Pub

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Things to Know Before Visiting Lake Minnewanka

  • 95% of people who visit Banff include Lake Minnewanka in their plan

  • 57.85% of people start their Lake Minnewanka visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Lake Minnewanka

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

73.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lake Minnewanka

People normally club together Banff Visitor Information Centre and Banff Upper Hot Springs 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

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Lake Minnewanka, Banff Reviews

  • Swimming in July- August @ Best experience. Bit cold but once you jump in - its fun. Spectacular view of all direction- beautiful mountains- and some decent hikes.. fun fun fun.. you want regret go for it.

  • One of the secrets of the rockies! This is not as popular or touristy as other lakes. Cant quite understand, but actually that's why I love this one particularly. Very nice wall all the way up to the canyon. Easy terrain. Spectacular landscapes at sunrise! Highly recommend it to visit!

  • One of the best ways to get out of Banff and enjoy a easy wilderness experience. Pack a picnic and explore the lake shoreline.

  • We visit Lake Minnewanka everytime we visit Banff anytime of the year. This place can be crowded in the summer.

  • Very pretty lake and perfect place to go star gazing or if you're lucky, northern lights. It is very dark here and barely any light pollution. You must go around here at night, when you look up there are a billion stars that you never knew existed.

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