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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number:
14037621500
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Scenic wooded canyon with trails for hiking and biking.

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US$ 54.12*
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk
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US$ 37.90*
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1-Day Photography Adventure in the Canadian Rockies

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Johnston Canyon Icewalk withDiscover Banff Tours

The frozen ice sculptures with the cascading water visible through windows in the ice were mesmerizing.The tour guide Rob, was informative and friendly. The hot chocolate and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The frozen ice sculptures with the cascading water visible through windows in the ice were mesmerizing.The tour guide Rob, was informative and friendly. The hot chocolate and biscuits were delicious!!! I would imagine this walk would be spectacular in the summer too,

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the hike to the upper and lower falls and it was beautiful the whole way! Loved it! Only piece of advice I would offer doing the hike this time of year is to rent clamp ons for your shoes....the trails are very icy! We rented the clampons from Backtrax located on Bear St in Banff for 1/2 day... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place, winter magic!! Fabulous walk along the canyon which was mostly frozen and snow covered. Quite a long walk to the upper falls but well worth it for the spectacle of frozen waterfalls and seeing ice climbers in action. It's even further up to the ink pots but do it if you can, amazing. Make sure you rent... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I went with Discover Banff Tours under the guidance of Mick. Everything went smoothly with the exception of the pick-up transportation being behind schedule. Although one can access the canyon independently, I would highly recommend going with Discover Banff Tours as you get to learn about the history and geology of the canyon. In addition, ice cleats... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I did this hike on our honeymoon late March. We got there around 6:45 and it took us about an hour and 15 minutes to hike. It's a pretty easy trail, except for the ice! It was so slippery and in parts I didn't think we were going to make it. We didn't bring cleats or crampons... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to get the kids outdoors on our first day the help with altitude acclimation. This hike was a perfect first day. Covered in ice with many fenced walkways going over the river, the lower portion of the hike ends at lower falls. Was able to get there with 2 adults, 2 eight year olds and a 3 year old... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience. Beautiful views almost the whole hike. We did this March 25th and the weather was perfect. It was also perfect weather for making the hike very icy in spots. We had our hiking poles which helped, but with out spikes we skied down a lot of slopes, and not always on purpose. Now we found it funny... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought that we won't find the frozen falls anymore since spring was kicking off. It was all worth the crawling up the trails and sliding down die to black ice. We enjoyed it though!

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Auburn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked this trail in the winter and it was absolutely breathtaking. When you hike to the lower falls first, look closely for the break in the ice and you can see the waterfalls still rushing behind the ice. Wow! This hike would be SO MUCH EASIER if you get the picks for the bottoms of your shoes. The concierge... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike is nothing short of amazing. It is a short hike on well marked and maintained dirt paths, paved paths and catwalks that cling to the side of the canyon. We really loved how you wove your way through the canyon, sometimes suspended on bridges above the river. We just ended up going to the lower falls, and it... More 

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