Lake Minnewanka Fishing Map

Lake Minnewanka fishing map is included in Alberta Lakes nautical charts folio. It is available as part of iBoating : Canada Marine & Fishing App (now supported on multiple platforms including Android, iPhone/iPad, MacBook, and Windows(tablet and phone)/PC based chartplotter. ).  

 With our Lake Maps App,  you get all the great marine chart app features like fishing spots, along with Lake Minnewanka depth map. The fishing maps app include HD lake depth contours, along with advanced features found in Fish Finder / Gps Chart Plotter systems, turning your device into a Depth Finder. The Lake Minnewanka Navigation App provides advanced features of a Marine Chartplotter including adjusting water level offset and custom depth shading. Fishing spots and depth contours layers are available in most Lake maps. Lake navigation features include advanced instrumentation to gather wind speed direction, water temperature, water depth, and accurate GPS with AIS receivers(using NMEA over TCP/UDP). Autopilot support can be enabled during ‘Goto WayPoint’ and ‘Route Assistance’.
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Fishing Info for Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka ( /ˌmɪnəˈwɑːŋkə/) ("Water of the Spirits" in Nakoda) is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada, about five kilometres (3.1 miles) northeast of the Banff townsite. The lake is 21 km (13 mi) long and 142 m (466 ft) deep, making it the 2nd longest lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies (the result of a power dam at the west end). The lake is fed by the Cascade River, flowing east of Cascade Mountain, and runs south through Stewart Canyon as it empties into the western end of the lake. Numerous streams flowing down from Mount Inglismaldie, Mount Girouard and Mount Peechee on the south side of the lake also feed the lake. Aboriginal people long inhabited areas around Lake Minnewanka, as early as 10,000 years ago, according to stone tools and a Clovis point spearhead discovered by archaeologists. The area is rich in animal life (e.g. elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, bears) and the easy availability of rock in the mountainous terrain was key to fashioning weapons for hunting. The western end of the lake can be reached by following Lake Minnewanka road from the Trans-Canada Highway. Boat tours are available near the parking lot. A hiking and mountain biking trail runs along the northern shore of the lake, passing Stewart Canyon and six backcountry campsites. Mount Aylmer which at 3,162 m (10,374 ft) is the highest mountain in this area of the park, is located a few kilometres north of the lake. The first dam was built in 1912 only to store water. While the National Parks Act was suspended during World War II the much larger embankment dam that still exists was constructed in 1941 and raised the lake 30 m (98 ft). This resulted in the resort village of Minnewanka Landing, which had been there since 1888, being submerged and the Cascade River being diverted away from its old course, resulting in much of the riverbed downstream of the dam running dry for most of the year (except in rare high-water events when the dam's spillway is opened). Most water from the Cascade River is diverted into Two Jack Lake, where it enters a 4-kilometre-long canal. From there it is funnelled into a pair of penstocks feeding two generators in the Cascade Powerhouse with a combined capacity of 34 MW. The facility is owned by TransAlta and supplies power to the Banff Townsite. In order to increase the amount of water entering the penstocks a small diversion dam was built on the Ghost River, which diverts additional water into Lake Minnewanka from the Ghost drainage. Because of the presence of the submerged village, submerged bridge pilings, and submerged dam (the one from 1912) the lake is popular among recreational scuba divers.The construction of the dam resulted in involuntary resettlement of inhabitants from the reservoir area.

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Lake Minnewanka Fishing Map Stats

TitleLake Minnewanka
DistrictsDivision No. 15
Nearby CitiesBanff, Canmore, Cochrane, Sundre, Invermere
Area *5488.54 acres
Shoreline *29.21 miles
Min Longitude-115.50
Min Latitude51.23
Max Longitude-115.25
Max Latitude51.28
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* some Stats may include nearby/connecting waterbodies

Marine Wind Meteogram for Lake/Chart

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Date/TimeSpeed *Dir *
02/21 Wed 06:00PM2.3776.06
02/21 Wed 09:00PM2.672.18
02/22 Thu 12:00AM2.6859.61
02/22 Thu 03:00AM2.72100.98
02/22 Thu 06:00AM2.77100.63
02/22 Thu 09:00AM2.8100.18
02/22 Thu 12:00PM2.7294.59
02/22 Thu 03:00PM2.7992.02
02/22 Thu 06:00PM3.175.79
02/22 Thu 09:00PM3.3470.97
02/23 Fri 12:00AM3.0168.69
02/23 Fri 03:00AM3.0887.26
02/23 Fri 06:00AM3.1990.09
02/23 Fri 09:00AM3.2788.77
02/23 Fri 12:00PM3.7378.11
02/23 Fri 03:00PM3.8277.77
02/23 Fri 06:00PM4.0376.2
02/23 Fri 09:00PM4.171.62
02/24 Sat 12:00AM3.8270.34
02/24 Sat 03:00AM2.8481.09
02/24 Sat 06:00AM2.494.84
02/24 Sat 09:00AM2.35106.16
02/24 Sat 12:00PM2.07110.16
02/24 Sat 03:00PM1.36125.05
02/24 Sat 06:00PM1.79355.15
02/24 Sat 09:00PM1.84350.84
02/25 Sun 12:00AM2.11310.66
02/25 Sun 03:00AM1.7266.07
02/25 Sun 06:00AM1.07175.05
02/25 Sun 09:00AM1.9118.21
02/25 Sun 12:00PM2.32104.25
02/25 Sun 03:00PM1.91107.18
* : UTC Timezone, Speed in meters per sec, and True Direction