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Lake Minnewanka Banff Cruise

Lake Minnewanka lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, just a 15 minute drive from the town of Banff. The Banff Lake Cruise provides a unique sightseeing tour experience on one of two 43 passenger Lake Cruisers.

This magnificent interpretive lake cruise of Minnewanka and the scenic Canadian Rockies is one hour and provides unique photo opportunities unavailable anywhere else. Our experienced crew will guide you through this rugged paradise richly steeped in history, native folklore and geology. The narration is intriguing, entertaining and informative. You will learn about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit these mountains, the early explorers who named them and the tremendous forces that created them.

The Lake Minnewanka valley offers some of the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies.


  • Transportation to Lake Minnewanka is not included with this
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Schedule:
    May 10 - June 7 Monday to Thursday: 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM Friday to Sunday: Every hour, on the hour from 10 AM to 5 PM
    June 8 - June 27 Departures every hour, on the hour from 10 AM to 6 PM
    June 28 - Sept 2 Departures every hour, on the hour from 10 AM to 6 PM
    Plus every hour, on the half hour from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Sept 3 - Sept 15 Departures every hour, on the hour from 10 AM to 6 PM
    Sept 16 - Oct 14 Departures every hour, on the hour from 12 PM to 5 PM

  • Hours of operation vary and are subject to change without notice.
  • Please allow approximately one hour for this excursion; we recommend you
    arrive at the boat house 30 minutes prior to cruise.
  • NOTE: National Park Fees are NOT included and are the responsibility of
    passengers to purchase upon entering the National Parks.
  • Handicap Accessible: This cruise is accessible to most standard
    wheelchairs. We recommend you contact the boathouse prior to your

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