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The 16-km (10-mi) route accesses Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park, as well as historic sites and ski trails; the north section of the road is closed Nov to May. From downtown, take Banff Ave north over Hwy 1 to Cascade Ponds, with picnic shelters and fire boxes. Turn right and drive alongside Two Jack Lake to Lake Minnewanka. There are lovely views, a 1.5-km (.9-mi) walking trail to Stewart Canyon and cross-country skiing on Cascade Fire Road.