Lake Minnewanka Cruise


  • 60-minute cruise on Lake Minnewanka

  • Panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies

  • Hear stories of the submerged town of Minnewanka


Enjoy majestic views of the Canadian Rockies while cruising Lake Minnewanka on this panoramic 1-hour interpretive cruise. Learn Native folklore while scanning the lake shore for big-horned sheep, deer, bald eagle and even the occasional bear.

Tour info

1 hour
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (16-99 years)
Child: (6-15 years)
Meeting Point


Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Your 60-minute cruise on the lake starts at the dock just a short 10-minute drive from the town of Banff. During the busiest part of the summer, boats depart every thirty minutes. During off-peak hours, boats depart every hour during the day. Once you've boarded the boat, you will immediately be treated to beautiful views of the mountains and clear sights of the brightly hued lake. 

Once you leave the dock, your guide will fill you in on the stories of the submerged town of Minnewanka landing and the native people who used to call the surrounding area their home. As you move deeper into the mountains, scan the skies for bald eagles hunting for fish or for black bear known to forage along the lake shore. Eventually, you will come to Devil's Gap, where you will pause for photos as you absorb the awesome scenery. 

What’s included?

  • Boat tour of Lake Minnewanka

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • All safety equipment

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • The allowance of pets is not guaranteed

  • Ages 5 & Under ride free anytime

  • ROAM Transit give free Return Ride on day of cruise

Before you go

  • Tour time is first come, first serve on the day of.

  • We are unable to accommodate for a stroller on the boats

  • A light jacket is recommended as it can get cool on the lake

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Adhere to local mandates when applicable

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 2 days before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 2 days before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    Present your confirmation/voucher and photo ID in exchange for your activity. This voucher is subject to availability and you will be scheduled at the next available time. You may book a specific tour time ahead of time by calling 1-866-606-6700

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Watch for wildlife, feel the fresh air and get adventurous on Banff's largest lake. Our heated, covered boats mean you can explore in any weather. Join us every afternoon to sample some of the best local brews on our Beer Voyage cruise. Plus, stop by the Black Anchor Snack Shop for a picnic lunch before or after your cruise to make a day out of it. It just feels like summer out here!