Did You Know?
You can explore an underwater ghost town in Lake Minnewanka, Alberta. The resort town of Minnewanka Landing used to be filled with the busyness of tourists and locals, but rising water levels and a series of dams sunk the town in 1941. What lies below the beautiful waters of this lake in Banff National Park is a well-preserved ghost town full of buildings, sidewalks, wharves and a nearby Indigenous campsite filled with artefacts thousands of years old. Every year, about 8,000 divers are drawn to this eerie site.