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Johnston Canyon

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1500
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US$ 61.81*
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk
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US$ 128.63*
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
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US$ 39.77*
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
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Scenic wooded canyon with trails for hiking and biking.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower falls” (304 reviews)
“ink pots” (167 reviews)
“ice cleats” (41 reviews)
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great hike/walk. It's not too strenuous at all, beautiful from the beginning to end. We got a nice bonus of arriving at the Upper Falls at the same time a group of guys were ice climbing. That was fascinating to watch. One note,...More

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a glorious sunny day for our ice walk/hike in Johnston Canyon. Took our ice grips and hiking poles which were absolutely necessary. The frozen trail, frozen waterfalls and icy canyon walls were spectacular. The trail has railings and metal walkways in places and...More

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hike, if you go in winter be sure to rent the ice grips for your boots,, this saved myself and husband many times. Do not go here with out renting ice grips.

Thank L H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neil was the best tour guide. So friendly. He paced us well, up and down the canyon. Some amazing views. He was so informative on the ride to and from Johnston Canyon and on the hike.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Lake Louise in the summer. Fortunately it wasn't too busy. One of the Rangers explained that bears often hang around the car park so you need to have your wits about you. The walkway along the river was...More

Thank cocostravelsdotcom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you see it in winter pack warm clothes as well as good hiking shoes as the pathway can become slick, depending on how many people have been walking along the track. Seeing it in winter, was truly breathtaking and there weren’t the crowds like...More

1  Thank kate5957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit that I did enjoy this one, and I normally eschew crowded places. Maybe it was the rushing water running basically under my feet, or maybe the clean scented breeze in the air, or maybe the multitude of small wildlife running near...More

1  Thank Sara C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit here by a local and were glad we did. It had snowed but the track wasn't too icy yet so we didn't need cleats at the time. The waterfalls had frozen and were stunning, glad we saw them in Nov...More

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I adore this hike though it gets more busy every year I don't mind I take everyone who comes to visit us to this one it's easy (45min) lots of ups and downs and great views. DO NOT think you can do this with a...More

Thank CRBP1234
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took us about 2 hours round trip to the upper falls. A great walk but make sure you bring water! Lots of uphill although the terrain is paved and accessible for children and older people. There were a lot of strollers but only until the...More

1  Thank hddyn
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Someone else asked a similar question. There was no barrier across the car park or footpath to the falls so it might not have an 'opening' time. A lot of people even parked on the grass as the car park was full so you... More
20 July 2017|
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Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't think there was a fee all of the parks are free for Canada's 150 anniversary we certainly didn't pay anything. Not sure what time it is open, didn't seem to be a barrier of any kind & if the car park is closed a... More