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Lake Minnewanka Cruise provided by Brewster Sightseeing

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Updated 05/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Soak up the majestic views of the Canadian Rockies through panoramic windows during this interpretive cruise. This boat tour of Lake Minnewanka includes Devil’s Gap, nestled in Banff National Park. Nature lovers will enjoy scanning the lakeshore for wildlife while the captain narrates. Hourly departures from Banff suit any sightseeing schedule.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Banff
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    Lake Minnewanka
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Our most popular cruise on the lake invites you to discover the story of Minnewanka Landing as you tour the beautiful valley landscape of Canada’s oldest National Park.
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Highlights
  • Lake Minnewanka cruise offers majestic views from every angle
  • Panoramic tour includes folklore and other narration
  • Guide points out deer, bald eagles, big-horned sheep, and occasional bears
  • Boat dock is just a short drive from the town of Banff
Important Information
Departure Point
Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
Duration
1h
Inclusions
  • Boat tour of Lake Minnewanka
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Minnewanka
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour time is first come, first serve on the day of. Tour times can be reserved in advance. Please see your ticket for instructions upon booking for further details.
  • Opening/closing dates are weather dependent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
119Reviews
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Harpreet Chahal wrote a review 10 Oct
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Andrew and Sam were amazing tour guides and just gave us a great customer experience. Andrew was extremely knowledgeable about the lake, thd history and told a very good story.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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NinjaZhu wrote a review Sep 2020
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I went on this cruise multiple times in the past 10 years but my recent visit has been my favourite so far! Melissa and Mackenzie were beyond AMAZING. They were super super fun and knowledgeable and the tour was very informative and interactive. Hope to bring my family there
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi NinjaZhu, thank you for this wonderful review. I really appreciate you coming back and cruising with us a few times over the years and I'm thrilled to read you think we're improving. The interpretive team, (lead by Captain Melissa) have been working hard this season to enhance what we offer on the water - and based on all our guest feedback YTD - it's working! It's also great to read you felt safe with us during these crazy times. Thank you again for this wonderful review. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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Miguel G wrote a review Sep 2020
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Thanks to Captain Melissa I had a really nice time over the lake, she put a smile that makes your trip to the lake worth it, please if you take the cruise make sure that it's with her!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello miguelgd24, thank you for taking our cruise and sharing about your time with Captain Melissa. Glad you left smiling! Hope to see you again in the future. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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gew114 wrote a review Sep 2020
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Had a wonderful experience at the Lake Minnewanka Cruise! It was very informative and fun experience. Melissa was an amazing Captain and Mckenzie had an awesome sense of humour. Would recommend this tour to anyone! Definitely worth the visit, especially with these two ladies.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi gew114, what an excellent review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with Captain's Melissa and Mackenzie - I fully agree, these two ladies are pretty awesome. We really appreciate the feedback on the tour, our COVID protocols and the team. Hope to see you again next season. Travis Mann General Manager, Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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Tessamel wrote a review Sep 2020
Surrey, Canada204 contributions30 helpful votes
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We went on the cruise today and had a great time. Despite the smoke from forest fires obstructing some of the view in Banff today it was still beautiful. Melissa and Kenji were great guides and very funny. We learned a lot about the history of the lake and took many beautiful
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from PursuitCollection, General Manager at Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Responded 15 Sep 2020
Hi Tessamel, thanks for this great review and thank you for taking our cruise. Great to read that you had a great time despite the smoke in the area. Thank you as well for calling out Captain's Melissa and Kenji. I'll skip past your comment about them being funny or it will go right to their heads! We're thrilled you came to visit and that you learned a few things and enjoyed yourselves along the way. Hope to see you again in the future. Travis Mann GM - Lake Minnewanka Cruise
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Katiees4011
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Would recommend
We had Jen as our captain and eliot as our tour guide. They where both awesome ! Jen was very smooth When operating
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DebW1234
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Beautiful tour
Admiral Nick and supreme tour guide Eliott made this tour a wonderful, funny and informative experience. Spectacula
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R8411XJkathrynb
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Fantastic cruise
Recently went on the 1.5 hour cruise to Spirit Island. Our captain Alexis, and guide Jordan were both fantastic and
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jennyzhu2020
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A MUST HAVE ACTIVITY IN JASPER
We visited Maligne Lake on a rainy day and I even didn't expect too much in such weather. However, it turned out th
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Andrew Y
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Beautiful and Entertaining!!! A Jasper Must!
It was a cool and cloudy morning last week when my friend and I booked the Maligne Lake Cruise. A soft drizzle was
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Tameema009
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Awesome
We have captain Nick and Floue. They were awesome..Nick was really nice to describe the history of Spirit Island an
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peterjN7783FQ
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Absolute must!!! Does not disappoint!!!
This activity is an absolute must when in Jasper!!! We had Alexis and Becka as our captain and guide for our trip a
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anitasS3067TU
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Maligne Lake Cruise
The lake cruise and stop by Spirit Island was awesome. Booked thru Sundog Tours. I believe they used Pursuit for
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Bug1023
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One to add to the bucket list
We were extraordinarily lucky to have beautiful weather for this trip and it will stay in my memory for a long time
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huttonhrytsak
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Large Boat = Waves and submerged kayakers
We are paddlers and were under the impression that the boats were considerate of paddlers - and for the most part -
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Amanda H
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Amazing Experience!
The staff on the boat are amazing! They make it fun with commentary throughout the tour. I like how when the boats
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Rebmorzac
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Kate and Sam...a great team
My wife and I have done this type of cruise in several locations in various locations in Europe, the US and Canada
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G563MAmariav
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Awesome Maligne lake cruise
Beautiful scenery. Awesome service from Flo and Katie cruise staff (tour guide and captain). We ought to preserve h
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555curtm
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Great Cruise
First time on the tour. Beautiful scenery and great boat (the new one). Cap’n Marc and guide, Meg, did a great job
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Lynn R
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Scenic and Safe Tour
During this challenging time, we were so impressed by the great care that the staff took to minimize the risk of Co
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