The well-being of our guests and staff has always been our top concern. This season we are taking extra measures to ensure you can travel with confidence. This includes the peace of mind to cancel anytime and receive a full refund.

Read our full Covid safety promise

  • Crowd-Free Comfort and Mandatory Masks Crowd-Free Comfort and Mandatory Masks
  • Enhanced cleaning program Enhanced cleaning program
  • Flexible Cancellations Policy Flexible Cancellations Policy
  • Peace of mind Peace of mind
  • Rigorous staff training Rigorous staff training

Getting to the Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Lake Minnewanka is one of Banff’s most popular destinations and the parking lot fills quickly. For the best experience, we recommend taking Route 6 of the Bow Valley's Roam Public Transit service from Downtown Banff to Lake Minnewanka. Visit Roam Transit for more information.

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.

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.



Classic Cruise
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 18 – September 26** Departures daily at 5 PM
Boathouse & Black Anchor
May 14 – October 11** Opens 30 minutes before first tour.
Closes 30 minutes after last tour.
May 14 – 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.
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