Banff: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

4.7 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Pursuit Collection

Banff: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Activity provider: Pursuit Collection
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 56.20 per person

See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective while sailing on the beautiful Lake Minnewanka on a 1-hour interpretive cruise. Sail under towering peaks while learning about the native people, wildlife, and vegetation.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sail on the largest lake in Banff National Park
  • Marvel at the beautiful valley landscape of Canada’s oldest national park
  • Listen to stories from a knowledgeable and entertaining guide
  • Learn about Minnewanka Landing, the underwater town below the lake
Full description
Admire views of the Canadian Rockies as you cruise on the largest lake in Banff National Park. Meet your guide and captain on the boat dock at Lake Minnewanka and begin your 1-hour adventure. Glide through the crystal clear water of this glacier lake and soak up the views of the mountains and blue sky above you. Keep an eye out for wildlife on the lakeshore, including big-horned sheep, deer, mountain goats, and even the occasional bear. During your cruise, interpretive guides will share interesting facts and stories about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the culture of the indigenous people who used to call the area home and hear a lot of entertaining legends of the area.
  • Interpretive commentary onboard
  • All taxes and fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Lake Minnewanka is located 15 minutes from Banff at Lake Minnewanka Scenic Dr, Improvement District No. 9, AB T1L 1A1, Canada. Arrive by public transit or by car. Parking is available on-site. The boat dock is just 2 minutes from the parking lot. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the cruise departs.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Cruise may not operate due to inclement weather
  • You have to make your own way to Lake Minnewanka. Public transit is available from Banff and there is a parking lot on-site
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes prior to departure time
  • The time you booked is not guaranteed as boats can fill up during peak season. In case your requested departure time is sold out, later departure times will be available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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I was very much looking forward to this cruise. It wasn’t quite what I expected. Thought more opportunity to be outside. Too many people would not share limited outdoor space. Very noisy group with lots of crying babies. Guide did nice job with stories and facts about the lake. I’d rate experience as a C.

June 18, 2022

Much enthusiasm. Great drinks

June 22, 2022

June 21, 2022

Product ID: 283927