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Getting to Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Lake Minnewanka Cruise is located at Lake Minnewanka, a 15-minute drive from the town of Banff along the Minnewanka Loop Drive, in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Upon arrival, proceed to our Boathouse for check ins and other information.

Board ROAM bus for free From Downtown Banff

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..

Driving

If you're driving, 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.

2024 Daily Operating Dates

Classic Cruise

May 11 – June 13 10 AM – 6 PM
June 14 – September 2 9 AM – 7 PM
September 3 – September 29 10 AM – 6 PM
September 30 – October 14 10 AM – 5 PM

Premium Cruise

May 24 – September 29 Daily departure, 10:30 AM

Beer Voyage

May 24 – September 29 Daily departure, 5 PM

Junior Explorer Cruise*

June 29 – September 2 Daily departures, 12:40 PM and 3:20 PM
  • *Junior Explorer Cruise includes one child admitted free with each paying adult.
  • The majority of the boats on Lake Minnewanka are now fully wheelchair accessible. If you book your tickets in advance online, please contact our boathouse at (403) 762-4425 ahead of your visit to make necessary arrangements.
  • Hours and rates are 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.
  • Purchased tickets are nonrefundable, including Pursuit Passes. View full terms and conditions here.
  • For the safety of those onboard bear spray is not permitted on cruises.

Boathouse

May 10 – June 13 10 AM – 6 PM
June 14 – September 2 9 AM – 7 PM
September 3 – September 29 10 AM – 6 PM
September 30 – October 14 10 AM – 5 PM

Black Anchor Snack Shop

May 10 – June 13 9:30 AM – 6 PM
June 14 – September 2 8:30 AM – 7 PM
September 3 – September 29 9:30 AM – 6 PM
September 30 – October 14 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Boat Rentals

May 10 – June 13 10 AM – 5:45 PM
June 14 – September 2 9 AM – 6:45 PM
September 3 – September 29 10 AM – 5:45 PM
September 30 – October 14 10 AM – 4:45 PM
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