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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   $27 AGES 6-15

Up Coming Events

Summer Solstice Evening Wine & Cheese Cruise

9:00 PM Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Make this Summer Solstice a memorable one by setting sail along the open emerald waters of beautiful Lake Minnewanka at dusk; a Banff Lake Cruise that only happens once a year!

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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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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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Lake Minnewanka offers the premier Banff fishing experience. All boats are fully equipped with everything you’ll need, including a professional, licensed guide, rods, reels, tackle, and modern tracking equipment to help locate the fish.
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Wine and Cheese Cruise:
Join us Wednesday and Saturday nights in July and August for unique interpretive cruises, complete with wine and cheese pairings.
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Family Cruise - Kids go Free:
Join us at 3 PM every Wednesday and Saturday in July and August for a cruise tailor-made for families with children 12 and under. It even includes ice cream for everyone when you dock!


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