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PostPosted: September 27th, 2002, 4:17 pm 
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Can anyone reccomend any good half day paddles in the Banff area? We're heading up there for a conference and we thought we'd take the boat along for some afternoon paddles.


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PostPosted: September 27th, 2002, 6:02 pm 
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Howdy Point-just before Field BC there is a turn-off to Emerald Lake on the left going eastward.It only takes a couple hours or less to spin around the lake but the scenery is spectacular.Did this one for a quick stop earlier this summer.Expect cold and or maybe snow.Also north of Banff there is Lake Minewanka(or some simular spelling)It is a pondage behind a dam and can get windy but as you can imagine beautiful too.Last but not least there is a slough just off the Trans Canada as you turn in from the west that can be paddled .put in is just before the railway tracks on the way into town-This can be a nice paddle but tends to be noisy with Hwy 1 and CPR mainline on either side.Dont forget your Parks daypass.Go for Emerald Lake its sweet even with the lodge and folks should be pretty quiet.


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Thanks,

We'll definitely check out Emerald Lake. Have you paddled Lake Minnewanka? We'd love some more information about it too.


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Yes but not very far so I do not know much about the lake.Its really prone to be windy,this summer we were going to paddle and it was windy so we put in at Two Jack,(I think its called) and did a little spin.The loop drive that is there is a nice little drive,goes by Lake Minnewanka and Two jack.They are both pondages for electricity generation


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