Banff Lake Cruise

Lake Minnewanka (home of the 'Banff Crasher Squirrel') lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, just a short 15 minute drive from the townsite of Banff.

The Banff Lake Cruise provides a unique sightseeing tour experience on one of two 43 passenger Lake Cruisers or the 65 passenger Alberta Explorer operating hourly departures from mid-May to mid-October.

This magnificent interpretive lake cruise of Minnewanka and the scenic Canadian Rockies is one hour and provides unique photo opportunities unavailable any where else. Our experienced crew will guide you through this rugged paradise richly steeped in history, native folklore and geology. The narration is intriguing, entertaining and informative. You will learn about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit these mountains, the early explorers who named them and the tremendous forces that created them.

The Lake Minnewanka valley offers some of the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies.
1 Hour
from $45.95
Make an Inquiry
Please note: The Banff Lake Cruise is now closed and will reopen in Spring 2015!

Did you enjoy this trip?

Your Rating
Overall Rating
Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

The Banff Lake Cruise is now closed for winter and will reopen in Spring 2015.

Please check back in spring for our new hours & rates!




 

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. 

No car? No worries!

Explore Rockies Tours provides tours from Banff to arrive at the lake just prior to some departures. They have pick-up service at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and most of the major hotels and motels in Banff. They will also bring you back to your hotel after your cruise. 

Complimentary shuttle service between the Mount Royal Hotel and the Banff Lake Cruise is available with the purchase of ticket. Daily shuttle departures operate June 7 through to September 14. Shuttles depart from the Mount Royal Hotel every hour on the hour between 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM.

Got questions? We can help.
1 866 606 6700

contact us
You might also be interested in ...
Banff Gondola Banff Gondola Brewster Owned
Banff Gondola
FROM
$35.95
Banff Gondola
Witness breathtaking views in every direction from one of several observation decks. Discover a one kilometre interpretive SummitWalk to a national historic site. Indulge in a delicious meal. Capture the iconic Rocky Mountain photo.
Glacier Skywalk Glacier Skywalk Brewster Owned
Glacier Skywalk
FROM
$24.95
Glacier Skywalk
Go beyond nature's edge and experience one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Enjoy the view from a fully-accessible, cliff-edge walkway that leads to a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) above the Sunwapta Valley.