Pursuit's Safety Promise is our commitment to the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. Through this program, we will ensure that everyone feels safe at our experiences so that the power of our places can shine through.

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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 Lake Minnewanka 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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Summer 2020 Opening

We’ve implemented industry-leading distancing and cleaning standards to safely open when the time is right. We are anticipating that time to be June 13.

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Lock in the best rate when you book in advance
Ages 6-15 go free on the Family Cruise
Ages 5 and under ride free and require a ticket
Taste craft beer on Beer Voyage
Bundle & save 25% with combo packages
Alberta residents' rates available

2020 Tour Dates: June 13* – October 12
*Weather & social distancing dependent

Safety Promise Guest Information & Reservation Policy

Safety Promise at Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Ensure adequate physical distancing
  • Boat capacity will be limited to 50% of occupancy.
  • Empty seats will be reserved between groups.
Heightened hygiene & sanitation protocols
  • Boats sanitized between outings.
  • Hand sanitizer available throughout experience.
Rigourous staff training & communications
  • Staff trained to ensure everyone’s safety & well-being.
  • Ongoing collaboration with regional partners & experts.
Peace of Mind
Peace of Mind:
Taking a positive approach
  • We've implemented these strategies so you can relax and be inspired by the spectacular Canadian Rockies.


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 AM and after 3 PM.

Black Anchor Snack Shop

Take in the amazing views with a picnic beside the lake, or grab lunch after your Lake Minnewanka Cruise. The perfect solution to a light afternoon craving after a day of exploring.

Motorboat and Kayak/Canoe Rentals

A great way to explore Lake Minnewanka independently or for a little family fun. Rent 16-foot aluminum motorboats complete with safety equipment and gas or, rent a kayak or canoe.

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Guided Fishing Trips

Lake Minnewanka offers the premier Banff fishing experience. All boats are fully equipped, including a professional, licensed guide, rods, reels, tackle, and modern tracking equipment for a memorable day out.

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Beer Voyage

Join us each evening from June 12 to September 20 for the best Minnewanka experience, complete with a unique interpretive tour, a selection of local craft beer and the most magical time of day.

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Family Cruise - Kids go Free

Join us at 3 PM every day from June 26 – September 7, 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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Cruise into Happily Ever After

Board your own private cruise boat and set sail to a remote location on beautiful Lake Minnewanka. Listen as your vows echo through the mountains and your guests celebrate your day—one never to be forgotten.

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Private Group Cruises

Take your group event on an exclusive private cruise on Banff’s largest lake. Cruise aboard an enclosed boat through towering peaks and stunning mountain vistas. Enjoy the engaging interpretive commentary while your group escapes to the remote reaches of Banff National Park. Private cruises are available for up to 50 guests. Upgrade your classic cruise to a wine and cheese cruise and treat your guests to select pairings of Canadian wine and cheeses. Elevate your event further with dinner above Banff at the Banff Gondola and give your guests our signature Banff experience.

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Questions? Contact our Local Experts

A member of our team will respond within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).

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