A Picture-Perfect Experience on an Iconic Mountain Lake

See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective while touring beautiful Lake Minnewanka on a panoramic 1-hour interpretive cruise. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the Banff Lake Cruise sets sail under towering peaks.Take in breathtaking mountains and emerald-green water as you keep a watchful eye on forested slopes and rocky shorelines for wildlife and waterfalls.

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$54 ADULT
   $27 AGES 6-15
PRICES AT THE GATE FROM $60 ADULT | $30 AGES 6-15

THE STORIES BEHIND THE LAKE

Minnewanka is rich in history - both human and natural. Our team of captains are passionate about these waters and the people who made their mark here. They love to share these stories.

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Stories from the Banff Lake Cruise

Tips & Tricks

Perfect Timing
Your best bet is to arrive early morning or late afternoon. Beat the crowds and increase your chance of wildlife sightings. The best time to visit Lake Minnewanka is before 11:00 am and after 3:00 pm.
Black Anchor Snack Shop
Take in the amazing views with a picnic beside the lake, or grab lunch after your Banff Lake Cruise. The perfect solution to a light afternoon craving after a day of exploring.
Motorboats and Pedal Boats
Perfect for those looking to explore Lake Minnewanka independently or for a little family fun. Rent one of our 16-foot aluminum motorboats complete with safety equipment and gas. Or, try a pedal boat and get a unique experience of the lake. 
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