If you’re visiting Banff National Park, a trip to Lake Minnewanka should definitely be on your list. The lake is located about 11km from the Banff town, and there are a few different ways to reach it.
The easiest way to get to Lake Minnewanka is by car. Head north on Banff Ave and then continue onto Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive. You can also take the exit toward Banff/Minnewanka Loop from Highway 1 if you’re coming from Calgary. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Cascade Pond/Two Jack Lake and merge onto Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive.
If you’re taking public transit, the Minnewanka Route 6 will travel from downtown Banff to Lake Minnewanka via the Lake Minnewanka Road.
Once you arrive at the lake, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. You can go for a swim, go fishing, or take a scenic cruise. There’s also a popular hiking trail that takes you around the lake. So whether you’re looking for a relaxing day by the water or an adventurous hike, Lake Minnewanka is the perfect destination.
GPS Coordinates: 51.247196,-115.499275