About Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise
Brewster tours operate a narrated boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.
One may choose between 43 passenger Lake Cruisers or the 65 passenger Alberta Explorer; both boats are glass-enclosed.
Why to go on the Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise?
Things to do on Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise
Relax on the boat cruise enjoying the beauty of the Lake and the breathtaking scenery of Canadian Rockies.
Cruise to Devil’s Gap, a passage between Cascade mountains; which is otherwise accessible via backpacking.
Learn about the folklore of First Nations, geology & history of the area.
You can also go for a beer cruise and another themed cruise.
Who all can go to Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise ?
How to get to Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise ?
Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise Location/Directions
GPS : 51.247196,-115.500741
To reach the lake from Banff town,
Head north on Banff Ave and then continue onto Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive to reach the Lake.
Take the exit toward Banff/Minnewanka Loop from Highway 1. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Cascade Pond/Two Jack Lake/Lake Minnewanka and merge onto Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive to reach the Lake.
The Minnewanka Route 6 – Roam Transit will take you from downtown Banff to Lake Minnewanka.
How much to go on the Boat Cruise ?
Admission/fees Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise 2021
Pricing changes by date and time of day
Classic Cruise (1 hour)
$61.00 / adult & up
$30.50 / child & up
Lake Minnewanka Explorer Cruise (1.5 hours)
CA$73.00 / adult & up
CA$36.50 / child & up
Alberta Locals Classic Cruise
CA$46.00 / adult & up
CA$23.00 / child & up
Beer Voyage Cruise (1.5 hours)
CA$76.00 / adult & up
CA$52.00 / adult & up
CA$26.00 / child & up
Motor Boats 1st hour –$115
Additional hours — $65
Half Day (4 Hours) — $295
Double Kayaks 1st hour — $75
Additional hours — $40
Single Kayaks 1st hour — $45
Additional hours — $25
Canoe 1st hour — $85
Additional hours –$45
When to go to Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise ?
Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise Hours i
Mid May to Thanksgiving Weekend in October.
Friday to Sunday, Mid May (weather dependent) – Early June | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
Early June to – Sept – Daily | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Every hour on the hour departure
Mid September – Thanksgiving weekend – Daily | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Every hour on the hour departure
Buy in advance, if possible. Tickets available online and at the dock.
Try to go for the first Boat cruises or last ones as it gets very crowded in peak tourist seasons.
Closed in Winter.
Boat House for Rentals:
May 11 – June 8 | 9 AM – 5 PM
June 9 – Sep 17 | 9 AM – 6 PM
Sep 18 – Oct 8 | 11 AM – 5 PM
How long will the Lake Minnewanka Boat Tour take?
One hour to 90 minutes. Try to be on site half an hour earlier.
What about Amenities, Accessibility & Parking?
Wash rooms .
Fully wheelchair accessible with access ramps leading down to the dock. Minnewanka II can take wheelchairs on board.
- Lake Minnewanka Cruise
- Price: $59.98
- Banff Lake Cruise
- Price: $44.55