- Banff Ave E of town center
Lonely Planet review for Lake Minnewanka
The largest reservoir in Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka is 11km (7mi) east of the Banff town. Forests and mountains surround this scenic recreational area, and there are plenty of hiking, swimming, sailing, boating and fishing opportunities. The easy trail around the lake is a good option for a walk; the path is easy to follow and popular.
There is no public transport to the lake.