For well over 10,000 years, the deep waters of Lake Minnewanka have held the respect and high regard of those who have visited and lived upon its wild shores. Known to the Stoney Nakoda First Nations people as Minn-waki or “Lake of the Spirits,” the lakeshore holds archeological sites with documented artifacts from as long as 14,000 years ago.
Learn about the human and natural history of the lake on a cruise or simply explore by foot along the lakeshore trail that leads to Stewart Canyon, impeccably carved by the Cascade River that flows into the lake.
Good To Know
- 1-3 hrs
- Year Round
Parking is limited in the summer. Take Roam Transit or check Banff Now for parking updates.
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Everyday, June - October
Roam Route 6: Daily service operating May - September