Beautiful Lake Minnewanka In Banff National Park

Lake MinnewankaLake Minnewanka is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada, about five kilometres northeast of the Banff townsite. The lake is 21 km long and 142 m deep, making it the 2nd longest lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies.
It is a beautiful spot, popular for picnicking, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, diving, and snowshoeing.
For over 100 centuries, people have camped and hunted along the original shores of Lake Minnewanka. The indigenous Stoney Nakoda First Nations people called it Minn-waki (Lake of the Spirits) because they respected and feared the lake for its resident spirits. Lake Minnewanka
Lake Minnewanka is the only lake in Banff National Park to allow limited use of power boats. Scenic boat cruises go out daily to Devil’s Gap, with an interpretive tour guide that can tell you about the rich history and local lore of the lake and surrounding mountains. If you prefer to travel under your own power, try canoeing or kayaking. Boat rentals are available at the Lake Minnewanka docks.



Lake MinnewankaHiking around Lake Minnewanka is spectacular and accessible with its rocky shores, stands of aspen trees and craggy peaks. The Lake Minnewanka to Devil’s Gap trail is a great choice during early and late season – it’s typically snow-free and dry from May until mid-autumn.
Another way to discover the beauty of Lake Minnewanka is by bike. A local favourite is the Lake Minnewanka Trail which takes you along the shoreline on narrow rolling singletrack with several technical sections. Lake Minnewanka

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  1. David Marshall August 12, 2021

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