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

Lake Minnewanka - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Lake Minnewanka

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Lake Minnewanka

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

  • 56.67% 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

72.79% 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

  • 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.

  • This is a very beautiful spot. We came on a nice hot summer day and were able to dip our feet in the ice cold water. We didn't do any of the water activities - boat tour, rent boats and kayaks. They also have a boat launch as well. Parking can be a challenge after midmorning. They do offer a shuttle from a parking lot near the main road. That is a good option if you arrive late. There is a snack shop and we'll maintained restrooms. You could easily spend a few hours or more depending on what you decide to do.

  • Gorgeous long, big lake. Beautiful turquoise waters. While leaving we spotted 2 bears eating off the side of the road. It was amazing to see and a great way to end my trip.

  • This is a beautiful lake. You can do a lot of activities around the lake backcountry camping, kayak, boat, fishing, hiking. There is a restaurant called the Black Anchor and they have great burger! The lake is beautiful, it also possible to do a guided tour on the lake. Beautiful place to spend some time and a beautiful behind this lake to discover.

  • 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.

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