By Ray Lumfardo
The Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, are an amazing, inspiring place for anyone to visit, and that includes the disabled.
Lake Minnewanka boat tours happens to be one of the best ways for the disabled to enjoy Banff National Park.
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 on your lake cruise, pointing out the rich history of the area, both in its native folklore and geology. The crew will 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. They are also Transport Canada certified and fully equipped with 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