Banff Jasper Collection

Hit the open water this summer at Minnewanka!

Feel the fresh mountain air, watch for wildlife and get adventurous on Banff's largest lake. Choose from one of our acclaimed cruises and explore under the lead of a knowledgeable guide on a heated, covered boat. Or set your own course with a kayak, canoe or motorboat rental.

Back on the shore, stop by the Black Anchor Snack Shop for a picnic lunch. It just feels like summer out here!

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Getting to the Lake

By Public Transportation: Lake Minnewanka is one of Banff’s most popular destinations and the parking lot fills quickly. For the best experience, consider taking the bus. Hop on Roam Transit's Route 6 service and show your cruise ticket to the bus driver to get a FREE RIDE. Board a bus from downtown Banff no later than an hour prior to your cruise time to ensure you arrive on time. Review Roam's bus schedule to find the most appropriate timing*.

*Free Roam Public Transit ride with tour ticket returning May 17, 2024.

By car: Please arrive at least two hours prior to your cruise time to ensure you find a parking spot and have time to explore the area from the shore.

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Alberta residents save up to 20%
Ages 5 and under ride free anytime
Rates and dates for 2024 available

2024 Dates: May 11 – October 14*

*Weather dependent

Make memories your way

Make memories your way

From family-friendly expeditions to cruising with a craft beer in hand, find the right tour for you on Lake Minnewanka.

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Lake Minnewanka Cruise Packages

Save up to 40% with a Pursuit Pass

Make more memories in the Canadian Rockies this year with a Pursuit Pass. Save big by booking iconic Banff, Jasper and Golden attractions together, including lake cruises, glacier adventures and sky-high suspension bridges.

Find your perfect pass and start planning today.

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