Lake Minnewanka – Canadian Rockies Destination for the Disabled

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Written by Patrick J. Smith posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010

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In some ways, the mountainous terrain and trails of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies can limit the possibilities of travel for disabled people. However, there are still plenty of great reasons for everyone to enjoy this beautiful part of Alberta, Canada.

Lake Minnewanka is a great destination in Banff for the disabled.

One of these reasons is Lake Minnewanka. Boat tours of Lake Minnewanka offer great views and fun for everyone visiting Banff National Park.

It happens to be just a convenient 15-minute drive from Banff town site. Lake Minnewanka Boat Tours operates three 48-passenger tour boats on the lake, several times daily from mid May to mid October. The cruise consists of a 1.5 hour interpretive tour of Lake Minnewanka and the stunning surrounding area.

The knowledgeable crew will guide you through this rugged paradise richly steeped in history, native folklore and geology. The crew will happily help disabled passengers onto and around the boat, and provisions are made for those with wheelchairs. You will learn about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit these mountains, the early explorers who named them, and the tremendous forces that created them.

Tour Boats
The 42-foot tour boats are comfortable, glass-enclosed crafts that can be heated in case of bad weather. These ships are Transport Canada certified and fully equipped with all the necessary safety equipment including life jackets, life rafts and fire extinguishing systems.


2010 Regular Rates (inclusive of GST – not including gratuities):
Adults $44
Children (6-15 years) $19
Children (5 and under) Complimentary

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