Johnson Lake
Johnson Lake
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ayalasibanda
Greater London, UK600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We stopped here for a quick dip in the water. The kids managed to wade until knees were in, then respectively exited for warmth.
Easy parking and 10 mins from Banff by car.
Written 27 August 2023
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Debbie D
Morestown NJ8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The hike around the lake is easy. We looked for the swing and rope swing and do not see either. Because it is the warmest lake we hopped in for a minute. It’s still pretty chilly! It’s pretty but definitely not lake Louise or Moraine. I’d go only if you want to get on the water, not for the views. It was not crowded.
Written 24 June 2023
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John S
Altoona, PA271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Our second hike of the day. Parking was not a problem and it was early afternoon when we arrived. Not a lot of people either, was really a nice easy hike.
Written 16 June 2023
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Meg
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Johnson Lake was lovely. There is a small beach and picnic tables. You can swim, go kayaking or paddle board. There is a pretty trail to hike also. It is very family friendly.
Written 10 June 2023
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gsgman777
Columbia, IL706 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It was a nice off-the-path lake with good views. Not as crowded as the other closer, more popular (touristy) areas.
Written 6 June 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A short drive out of Banff gets you to this fabulous lake and views of the tree covered mountains. Plenty of parking it is hard to stop taking photos. We got fantastic weather, blue skies and sunshine, almost too warm!!
Written 13 May 2023
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Daydream424712
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Well worth having a informative guide. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw first hand the need for cleats.
Written 6 March 2023
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LisaBW678
Saint Louis, MO28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We did this on our last hike in Banff. WOW! Most amazing pics we took as the lake was like a mirror for the surrounding trees and mountains!! Easy hike through lots of pines and the pine smell was so soothing. Mountains all around and all reflected in the lake. Easy to park and not crowded. We had done the Lake Agnes Tea House hike, Moraine Lake hike, Upper Stoney hike, Bow Falls hike along Spray River, Johnston Canyon...and this was our favorite. Absolutely stunning!!
Written 19 October 2022
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Catherine W
Chippenham, UK249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We visited this after Minnewanka lake and walked around it. The walk is easy with lovely views and reflections. We were interested in the Parks Canada protected cultural site in the woods on the forested side of the lake. This is a cabin built by the hermit of Inglismaldie, Billy Carver, an Englishman who worked in the mines and lived here in isolation for 27 years. His ghost may be here still! Look him up.
Written 29 September 2022
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Joyce Hart
Fredonia, PA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This lake is outside of the busiest part of Banff. We went on a sunny afternoon and had a picnic and walked a round the lake. There were only a few people and the lake is clear and beautiful with mountains in the background. Look for the out of the way picnic tables.
Written 26 September 2022
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