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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Lake Minnewanka Cruise 2021 season starts on May 7*

Lake Minnewanka Cruise is now closed for winter and is scheduled to reopen May 7, 2021.
We’re planning for our best season yet with exciting experiences and fun adventures.


Classic Cruise
May 7 – 20** Departures Friday–Sunday every hour from 11 AM to 5 PM
May 21 – June 4** Departures every hour from 11 AM to 5 PM
June 5 – June 30**

Departures every hour Monday-Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM
Friday-Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM

July 1 – September 6** Departures every 30 minutes from 9 AM to 7 PM
September 7 – September 26** Departures every hour from 10 AM to 5 PM
September 27 – October 11** Departures every hour from 11 AM to 5 PM
Explorer Cruise
June 5 – September 26** Departures daily at 10 AM
Family Cruise***
July 1 – September 6** Departures daily at 12 PM and 3 PM
Beer Voyage
June 5 – September 26** Departures daily at 5 PM
Boathouse & Black Anchor
May 7 – October 11** Opens 30 minutes before first tour.
Closes 30 minutes after last tour.
May 7 – October 11** Opens as the first tour departs.
Closes as the last tour departs.
  • *All opening and closing dates are weather dependent
  • **Cruise capacity is reduced to allow proper physical distancing.
  • ***Family Cruise includes one child admitted free with each paying adult. Additional children 50% of adult ticket.
  • The Lake Minnewanka boathouse is fully wheelchair accessible with access ramps leading down to the dock. We have the Minnewanka II that is available to take wheelchairs onboard.  
  • Rates and hours of operation subject to change without notice.
  • Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and specific departure times cannot be guaranteed without pre-purchased tickets.
  • Attraction tickets are non-refundable.
  • For the safety of those onboard bear spray is not permitted on cruises.

Getting to the Lake Minnewanka Cruise

The Lake Minnewanka Cruise is located at Lake Minnewanka, a 15 minute drive from the town site of Banff along the Minnewanka Loop Drive, in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Lake Minnewanka is one of Banff’s most popular destinations and the parking lot fills quickly. For the best experience, we recommend taking the Bow Valley Roam Transit from the Banff townsite to the lake. Visit Roam Transit for more information.

If you're driving please arrive at least 2 hours prior to your tour time to ensure you find a parking spot and you have time to explore area from the shore.


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