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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

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Banff, Canada

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Few places in Alberta offer the postcard beauty of Lake Minnewanka, part of Banff National Park. Admire views of the Canadian Rockies and prairies as you cruise across the turquoise-hued lake and over to Devil’s Gap during this boat tour. Scan the lakeshore for big-horned sheep, deer, bald eagles, and even the occasional bear. Along the way, learn about the indigenous people who used to call the surrounding area their home. A perfect excursion for nature lovers and families alike.
  • Boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka, located in Banff National Park
  • Soak up views of the Canadian Rockies, prairies, and Devil’s Gap
  • Watch for wildlife, including deer, eagles, and coyote
  • Hear about the indigenous people who used to inhabit the region
  • Choose from a variety of departure times
Banff National Park offers mountain views unlike anywhere else in North America. Turquoise lakes, old-growth pines, and towering granite peaks surround a green valley filled with diverse wildlife, including deer, eagles, and coyote. Lake Minnewanka provides a beautiful place in the park to explore and discover some of these natural wonders.

Your cruise on the lake starts at the dock, a short drive from the town of Banff. On board, your guide shares stories of the submerged town of Minnewanka Landing and the people who used to call the surrounding area their home.

As the captain navigates deeper into the mountains, see if you can spot bald eagles hunting for fish or a black bear foraging along the shore. Reach Devil's Gap, where the boat pauses so that you can fully admire the scenery.

The boat then circles around and returns to shore where you will disembark back at the dock.

Please note: During the busiest part of the summer, boats depart every 30 minutes. During off-peak hours, boats depart every hour during the day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Minnewanka
Our most popular cruise on the lake invites you to discover the story of Minnewanka Landing as you tour the beautiful valley landscape of Canada’s oldest National Park.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Minnewanka Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Lake Minnewanka Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lake Minnewanka Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lake Minnewanka Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lake Minnewanka Cruise?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lake Minnewanka Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lake Minnewanka Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Lake Minnewanka Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lake Minnewanka Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lake Minnewanka Cruise.

Traveler Tips


  • "I recommend lining up early so you get good seats." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
star-2
Not the best
Bethelem_M
, Jul 2020
I just want to say don’t buy the tickets on phone. Cause the promise you have a seat and give you a time. But when you get there you don’t get the time you. Ours was at 2 and we luckily got an open one at 6.
star-1
Nothing
Delfey_L
, Jul 2020
There was no parking missed the ride and wouldn’t let us get on the next one ...sure it would have been great if I would have been able to get in very disappointed!!
star-4
Great tour
Heather
, Jul 2020
Great tour of lake. Tour guide was very informative and interactive. Covid-19 precautions in place and felt safe.
star-5
best trip ever
Cathleya_A
, Jul 2020
the two guys are excellent. the assistant is very informative, nice and funny. keep it up! excellent service.
star-5
Excellent experience
doinabrestoiu
, Aug 2019
Excellent experience We enjoyed learning from Jim about the region and wildlife, as well as the pictures he presented. The scenery was wonderful. Thank you; we will recommend this tour to our friends. Looking forward to visiting again!
star-4
Lake Minnewanka Cruise
DAWN S
, Jul 2019
It was pleasant. The captain was very nice. And young lad who provided all the commentary was very knowledgeable. The parking however was a disaster
star-5
Great Trip
Explore825135
, Jul 2019
Megan and her team were great. They told us the history of the lake and the animals around the lake.
star-4
Overall good cruise
fraseraudreyg
, Jul 2019
Informative, worth taking. At times a little hard to hear her but was o.k. most of the time. Took time to discuss the tour with all the tourist and answered any questions they may have. A bit short for the money but overall satisfactory.
star-5
Great tour!
Deb H
, May 2019
The tour was great! Didn't know what to expect and even with the weather not co-operating, it was a beautiful tour, educational and very good hosts. We were being tourists in our own backyard!
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Ok
miaflora79
, Aug 2018
It was just ok. Wish they had more room in back of boat. The scenery was beautiful though. I recommend lining up early so you get good seats.

Product code: 3026P47

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