Lake Minnewanka is an angler's playground. It's the only lake in Banff National Park where power boats are welcomed.

Come and try your luck fishing in one of our 16-foot aluminum motorboats available for rent. Or, if fishing isn't your game, you and your family can simply enjoy a leisurely hour or two exploring the lake. Our rental boats come complete with all the necessary safety equipment and gas. 
Our rental boats are not bookable online.  They are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Lake Minnewanka docks. For boat rental inquiries, please call our boathouse at 403.762.3473.
Motor Boats 1st hour$80
   Additional hours$50
   Half Day (4 Hours)$225
Double Kayaks 1st hour$50
   Additional hours$30
Single Kayaks 1st hour$30
   Additional hours$20

Call 403.762.3473 to inquire

The wildfire in the Verdant Creek area of Kootenay National Park continues to burn since first being detected on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Parks Canada staff are actively managing the fire; however, smoke is affecting air quality and reduced visibility in some areas of Banff National Park.
At this time, there are no impacts or disruptions to our operations.

Those with respiratory conditions should take precaution when visiting the area while smoke advisories are in place.

We are working closely with our partners to monitor and stay informed about the wildfire to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information.
For more information on the Verdant Creek wildfire, please visit Parks Canada’s website.

View from the Banff Lake Cruise at 9AM Monday.

Boathouse Hours

May 12* - June 8 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 9 - Sep 17 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sep 18 - Oct 8 11:00 AM  – 5:00 PM 

  • Maximum 4-5 passengers per 16 foot aluminum boats with 8 and 9.9 hp outboard motors. Pedal boats are a maximum 4 passengers per boat.
  • Rates are subject to GST and are quoted in Canadian funds. Costs include gas and safety equipment.
  • Half-day (4 hours) rental boats are only available on weekdays, Monday to Friday.
  • Operating season is weather dependent.