Explore Lake Minnewanka

Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

based on 5 reviews


Added by Tara Stamnes

See the coveted northern lights in the perfect dark viewing spot!

Head up to Lake Minnewanka on a high alert night to get the perfect view of the Canadian Northern Lights.

You can go online to get updates on the best times to go and where they will be the brightest. While the dam at the lake may be overrun with people, explore around and you can find a nice empty viewing spot. Alternately, you can head to one of the many campsites on the Lake trail before July and get a view all to yourself.

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Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking

Explore Lake Minnewanka Reviews

The trail is marketed as "moderate", but I think that's more for length rather than the trail itself. Very busy, people everywhere. Beautiful area though.

The Views, WOW! This place is beautiful and the day I was there it was not overcrowded as I took a leisurely walk along the lakeshore. Amazing scenery!

What a beautiful spot!!!

Super beautiful and very easy hike on a shore of the lake! Highly recommend for late afternoon! You can bbq around!

This was the first spot we visited when we entered Banff and even though the overcast skies prevented us from seeing the northern lights it was still well worth the trip to the lake. Easy parking and a frequently visited area from people visiting the park.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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