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Classic Cruise
June 13 – June 25 Departures every hour, on the hour from 10 AM to 6 PM
June 26 – Sept 7 Departures every hour, on the hour from 10 AM to 6 PM
Plus every half hour from 11:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Sept 8 – Sept 20 Departures every hour, on the hour from 10 AM to 6 PM
Sept 21 – Oct 12* Departures every hour, on the hour from 12 PM to 5 PM
Explorer Cruise
June 13 – Sept 20 Departures at 10:30 AM
Family Cruise**
June 26 – Sept 7 Departures at 11 AM and 3:30 PM
Beer Voyage
June 13 – Sept 15 Departures at 5 PM


  • *Weather Dependent
  • **Family Cruise includes one child admitted free with each paying adult.
  • Please allow approximately one hour for this excursion; we recommend you arrive at the boat house 30 minutes prior to cruise.
  • 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. The Lake Minnewanka Service (Route 6) runs seven days a week starting May 17 until September 15. The most central bus stop is the Banff High School Transit Hub. Contact Roam Transit for more information at 403.762.0606.
$2/ RIDE | $1/ AGES 6-18

Brewster Sightseeing Tours also provides tours from Banff to arrive at the lake just prior to some departures. They have pick-up service at most of the major hotels and motels in Banff. They will also bring you back to your hotel after your cruise.


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