Banff Lake Cruise Hours & Rates

2014 Retail Rates
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Adult (16+): $45.95
Child (6-15): $20.95
Infant (0-5): FREE
  • Children 5 and under ride for free
  • Reservations are not required for individuals; we recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to cruise.
  • Rates are subject to GST and are quoted in Canadian funds.

Purchase your Banff Lake Cruise tickets online here.

2014 Operating Hours

May 9 - Sept 14 Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Departs every hour on the hour
Sept 15 - Oct 12 Daily 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Departs every hour on the hour
  • Opening date is weather permitting.
  • Please allow approximately 1 hour for this excursion; we recommend you arrive at the Boat house 30 minutes prior to cruise. 
  • Rates & Hours of operation subject to change without notice.

2014 Operating Season & Boat House Hours

Operating Season & Boat Rentals May 9 – Oct. 12
Banff Guided Fishing May 17 – Sept 1
Boat House Hours:  
May 9 - Sept 14 9:00 am  – 6:00 pm 
Sept 15 - Oct 12 11:00 am  – 5:00 pm 

Banff Boat Rentals

Lake Minnewanka, a virtual fishing paradise is the only lake in Banff National Park where power boats are welcomed. Come and try your luck fishing in one of our 16-foot aluminum motorboats for hire. Or you and your family can simply enjoy a leisurely hour or two driving around and exploring on the first portion of the lake. Spend an afternoon relaxing, fishing or just having fun on Lake Minnewanka. Our rentals boats come complete with all the necessary safety equipment and gas at the following rates:

2014 Boat Rental Rates

1st Hour $54.95
Additional Hours $30.00/hr
Half Day (4 hrs)* $120.00
Fishing Rod Rentals (tackle purchased separately) $10/day
Note: Maximum 4-5 passengers per 16 foot aluminum boats with 8 & 9.9 hp outboard motors.
Rates are subject to GST and are quoted in Canadian funds. Costs include gas and safety equipment. *Half Day (4 hrs) Rental boats are only available Monday to Friday.

Pedal Boat Rentals

Try our brand new Pedal Boats! These 4-person boats are stable and easy to maneuver with 2 side-by-side independent drive units. Unlike the traditional pedal boats, these allow each person to work at their own pace and not the pace of their partner.

2014 Pedal Boat Rental Rates

1st Hour $44.95
Additional Hours $25.00/hr
Note: Maximum 4 passengers per boat. Rates are subject to GST and are quoted in Canadian funds.

Group Information

When planning your next itinerary to the Canadian Rockies, be sure to include the Banff Gondola, Banff Lake Cruise and the Glacier Adventure. Whether you're looking for breathtaking panoramic mountain views or a truly unique Canadian icon, these three attractions provide a memorable experience to any visitor.

Groups may reserve the following daily sailing times June 1 to Oct 12: Hourly on the hour between 8am and 6pm (last departure).

All groups require advanced reservations. Reservations allow us to prepare for your visit and to be ready to sail as soon as possible after your group arrival. Onboard we offer continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and Wine & Cheese service on board our cruise boats for private charter groups only.  Other types of custom cruises can also be arranged, please contact us for more details.

Group Policies
Groups and tour operators should contact us in advance to book. In order to make a group booking, we will require your group name, sailing date and time, a passenger count, and a method of payment.

  • To inquiry about group pricing, reservations, or on board dining please contact us
  • Group minimum 15 passengers, one person must purchase all tickets in a block.  All groups require advance reservations.
  • Payment is required at the time of service, unless previously arranged. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Direct Debit accepted.
  • Non-transferable complimentary passes are provided for tour driver and tour escort.
  • Reconfirmation of sailing time and passenger count is REQUIRED 48 hours in advance or space will automatically be released.
  • 72 hour notice required for all group cancellations


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