Lake Minnewanka Training Tour and Cruise from Banff

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Joel Fulleda

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A visit to nature! Enjoy a 90-minute cruise along Lake Minnewanka, one of Alberta's largest bodies of water. You'll travel by coach from Banff, under the jagged peaks of Mount Aylmer and Mount Inglismaldie, the Hoodoo clusters and into Devil's Gap. Bighorn sheep, deer, bears and eagles are often seen at the water's edge.


  • Done in English

Travel from the town of Banff over Norquay Mountain, along the base of Cascade Mountain for a closer look at the Waterfalls. Then, cross a natural glacial formation to reach Lake Minnewanka, the Lake of the Water Spirit.

On your guided cruise through the largest body of water in Banff National Park, you can look down on the towering Palliser and Fairholme Ranges. Look at Mount Aylmer, Mount Inglismaldie, the Hoodoo Clusters and Devil's Gap. Keep an eye out for the shoreline for bighorn sheep, deer, bears and eagles. The return trip to Banff includes scenic Two Jack Lake with majestic Mount Rundle as a backdrop.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from May to October.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Featured Banff Locations

Departure time :

  • Banff Caribou Lodge (street side) – 10:55 a.m.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs (bus entrance) – 11:10 a.m.
  • Hotel Mont-Royal (bus entrance) -11:20 a.m.
  • Brewster Transportation Hub – 11:30 a.m.

Return details:
back to the starting point

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