Located on the Lake Minnewanka loop,
it's a perfect place to take a scenic drive around both the turquoise-coloured Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake.
There are two campgrounds in the area that offer sheltered, secluded campsites tucked away in the forest.
Day-use areas offer picnic areas & barbecues for family gatherings.
Two Jack Lake Campground - Main Site
The main site of the Two Jack Lake Campground is the larger of the two available campgrounds,
offering sites in a heavily treed forest with seclusion and privacy. Bighorn sheep and elk often frequent the area.
Cooking areas and flush toilets are available, but there are no showers. Open from mid-May to September/early October.
for location and more information from Parks Canada.
Two Jack Lakeside Campground
The Two Jack Lakeside Campground is the smaller campground and is located closer to the water.
This is an idyllic camping location with some campsites backing onto the lake.
Kitchen shelters, flush toilets and heated showers are available.
Take a scenic drive along the Minnewanka Loop. Watch for nature at its best including elk, mountain
sheep and a variety of birds. On rare occasions, Parks Canada may close the area when a bear is in the area.
Do a day hike or a back-country hike. There are hiking trails along the scenic shore.
Two Jack Lake fishing is available too. It's reputed to be good for trout fishing. A Banff
National Park fishing license is required.
Learn to scuba dive in Two Jack Lake. I did a few years ago. It was cold (freezing, really!) but
fun to do with a group of friends.
Go out in the canoe for a quiet paddle around the lake. Or, if you would rather leave the
physical stuff to someone else, head over to the nearby Lake Minnewanka and enjoy a relaxing
and scenic boat ride.
A scenic drive along the Minnewanka Loop is just as pretty in the winter. There's an
amazing array of wildlife, usually by the roadside where the snow has been cleared. I've
even seen a moose (I know I'm supposed to say they're "majestic" animals,
but they're sort of homely - all nose & snout).
Cross-country skiing can be done on the trails. The snow cover may be patchy in the forest.
For the determined angler, ice fishing is available on Two Jack Lake & Lake Minnewanka.
The wind on the open ice can be strong.