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Stewart Canyon Trail

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 3.0 (2)

A short beach side stroll to the Cascade River that offers beautiful views of Lake Minnewanka.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

4,987' 1,520 m

High

4,931' 1,503 m

Low

74' 23 m

Up

18' 6 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views

Family Friendly The trail is only 1.5 km and begins at the day use area. The pebble beach is great fun for kids...and adults!

Description

This enjoyable trail starts from the Minnewanka Day Use Area. To get the the day use area, you can take Banff Ave north, away from Banff. The trail starts along the shore of Lake Minnewanka, weaving between official trail, the service road, and the pebble beach. It will be crowded at first, but the further you go, the fewer people you'll encounter.

You'll pass a kiosk for the Stewart Canyon Trailhead at the end of the service road. From here the trail is going to get less crowded and narrower. Take time to explore the beach and soak in the amazing views of mountains as you go.

The trail ends at the bridge over the Cascade River after only about 1.5 kilometers and no elevation gain. You can continue onto the Lake Minnewanka Trail / the Aylmer Pass Trail but from after the bridge be mindful of the bear related trail restrictions: tight groups of four or more and carry bear spray.

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  3.0 from 2 votes

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in Banff

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#99

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Bask in the beauty of Lake Minnewanka.
Mar 11, 2017 near Banff, AB
Beautiful views across Lake Minnewanka
Nov 11, 2017 near Banff, AB
Lake Minnewanka has a day use area from which you can access the Stewart Canyon Trail or go for a boat ride if you fancy.
Mar 11, 2017 near Banff, AB

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