Lake Minnewanka Boat Rentals

Lake Minnewanka, a virtual fishing paradise is 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 for hire. Or you and your family can simply enjoy a leisurely hour or two driving around and exploring on the first portion of the lake. Our rental boats come complete with all the necessary safety equipment and gas. 

Alternatively, we have all new Pedal Boats! These 4-person boats are stable and easy to maneuver with 2 side-by-side independent drive units. Unlike the traditional pedal boats, these allow each person to work at their own pace and not the pace of their partner.
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.
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Hours & Rates

2017 Operating Season & Boat House Hours
Operating Season  May 6 - Oct 9
Boat House 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 

  • *Weather Dependent
2017 Boat Rental Rates
Motor Boats
1st Hour $80.00
Additional Hours $50.00 per hour
Half Day (4 Hours)* $225.00
Pedal Boats
1st Hour $50.00
Additional Hours $30.00 per hour

  • 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.

Getting Here

Driving Distance
Canmore, Alberta 25 km 20 minutes
Lake Louise, Alberta 58 km 45 minutes
Calgary, Alberta 117 km 1 hours
Jasper, Alberta 299 km 3 hours
Edmonton, Alberta 400 km 4 hours

Note: Drive times are based on direct travel routes and exclude stop times for sightseeing.

GPS Coordinates
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 51°14.851 N and Longitude 115°30.037 W.
Directions to Lake Minnewanka
Lake Minnewanka is just a 15 minute drive from the town site of Banff along the Minnewanka Loop Drive, in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. 


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