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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Book in Advance, Save 10%
AGES 6-15$29
ADULT (Alberta Residents Save 20%)$48
AGES 6-15 (Alberta Residents Save 20%)$24



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

Perfect for those looking to explore Lake Minnewanka independently or for a little family fun. Rent one of our 16-foot aluminum motorboats complete with safety equipment and gas. Or, rent a kayak or canoe and get a unique experience of the lake.
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Guided Fishing Trips
Lake Minnewanka offers the premier Banff fishing experience. All boats are fully equipped with everything you’ll need, including a professional, licensed guide, rods, reels, tackle, and modern tracking equipment to help locate the fish.
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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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