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This Canadian Lake Hides an Underwater Ghost Town

How lake Minnewanka went from a getaway village to an iconic lake

Lake Minnewanka in Alberta was once home to a bustling resort, but today its eerie landscape can only be seen by scuba divers. Nestled on the eastern side of Banff National Park, the area used to be a little less wet, and was referred to as Minnewanka Landing. The summer village of Minnewanka Landing was a bustling resort town to which Calgary residents would flock to go on lake cruises, stay in cabins, and have great getaways. After Calgary needed more power, a dam was erected and the lake flooded much of the area. Now the only way to see this summer resort is through scuba diving. The pristine waters make it a very popular site for local scuba clubs and tourists alike!


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