Pursuit's Covid 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.

Our cancellation policy is more flexible than ever allowing you to cancel your trip up to 2 days before it begins.

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Hit the open water this summer at Minnewanka!

Watch for wildlife, feel the fresh air and get adventurous on Banff's largest lake. Our heated, covered boats mean you can explore in any weather. Join us on weekend afternoons to sample some of the best local brews on our Beer Voyage cruise, starting July 10. Plus, stop by the Black Anchor Snack Shop for a picnic lunch before or after your cruise to make a day out of it. It just feels like summer out here!

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Closed for the season

Thanks to all of our fantastic guests and team for what has been a stunning but interesting season on Lake Minnewanka. We look forward to welcoming you back to these turquoise waters in spring 2021.

2021 Dates: May 7* – October 11, 2021*

*Weather dependent

Safety Promise at Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Ensure adequate physical distancing
  • Boat capacity will be limited.
  • Masks are mandatory in all public locations and for the duration of the experience.
  • We will be checking everyone's health and temperature before each tour begins. Face masks will be mandatory throughout the experience. Although we will have disposable options, please bring your own to help reduce waste
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.


There’s no comparing the emerald green waters of Minnewanka with any urban landscape. Rent a kayak or canoe and discover the lake's quiet corners at your own pace.

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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 in the evening 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 12 PM & 3 PM 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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