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Welcome to Banff’s largest lake

Lake Minnewanka Cruise continues a tradition of connection in one of Banff’s most iconic locations. From human history that dates back over 10,000 years to the boat tours that have thrilled visitors for over a century, the timeless beauty of Lake Minnewanka has inspired wonder for countless generations. Under the lead of our knowledgeable captains, we share the long-cherished Minnewanka experience with our guests through history, geology, wildlife information and other fascinating stories.

We know connection takes many forms, which is why we offer a range of unique cruises — along with guided fishing trips and rentals — to experience Lake Minnewanka your way. No matter how you choose to take in the beauty of Minnewanka, our goal is to share all that is special about this incredible place with you.

Cruise Options


2024 Dates: May 10 – October 14, 2024

Our most popular cruise on the lake invites you to discover the story of Minnewanka Landing as you tour the beautiful valley landscape of Canada’s oldest National Park.


  • 1-hour approx. cruise on Lake Minnewanka
  • Explore Banff from a new perspective
  • Engaging interpretive commentary

2024 Dates: May 24 – September 29, 2024

Tour the mighty Minnewanka while enjoying a selection of local craft beer with friends and family. Plus, you’ll receive a special take-home gift. Cold craft beer, lake-top adventure and stunning mountain views — it’s a winning combination.

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  • 1.5-hour cruise with selection of craft beer
  • Special themed commentary
  • Perfect après adventure cruise
  • Free special take-home gift
  • 18+ only cruise

2024 Dates: May 24 – September 29, 2024

Experience more of Lake Minnewanka. With extended time on the Rockies’ largest lake, you’ll enjoy more opportunities to see wildlife and beautiful vistas while taking in engaging stories from our guide and captain.

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  • 1.5 hour extended cruise on Lake Minnewanka
  • VIP greeting and check in by your guide
  • Stop on the lake to view Devil's Gap
  • Sample delicious local pine tea

2024 Dates: June 29 – September 2, 2024

Calling all junior adventurers! This cruise is specially made for children under 12 and their families. The experience includes a treasure hunt, games, cool treats and more!

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  • 1-hour approx. cruise on Lake Minnewanka specially made for kids 12 and under
  • Kids journal book
  • Cool treat for kids at the docks
  • One free child (6-15 years) for each full paying adult

Stories from the Lake Minnewanka Cruise

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