Banff National Park, Alberta
by John McKiernan
There are many ways to see the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. However, due to its obvious mountainous terrain, some parts remain untouchable for the disabled. By no means should this stand as a restriction.
One way or another, everyone can find a way to enjoy the beauty the Canadian Rockies and Banff have to offer. This is where Lake Minnewanka boat tours step in.
Lake Minnewanka lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, a short 15-minute drive from the 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 friendly and experienced crew 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.
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.
2009 Regular Rates (inclusive of GST – not including gratuities):
Children (6-15 years) $19
Children (5 and under) Complimentary