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Johnston Canyon

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1500
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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” (43 reviews)
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful hike- we hiked to the lower falls, the lower portion of the upper falls and the upper portion of the upper falls. Definitely recommend proper footwear and Krampons (we rented ours in downtown Banff) as it is very icy and I saw several people...More

Thank allfloat0n
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Johnston Canyon icewalk was the highlight of my trip!! It was so beautiful and I took some great pictures!! Even saw some ice climbers picking away at the frozen ledge! Was amazing! Anicke was our guide but she felt more like a familiar friend!!...More

Thank Katie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought cleats before our trip just so we could hike this trail and are glad we did. Because of a later start we decided to only go to the Upper falls and not all the way out to the ink pots. A few slick...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and lovely place especially with all the frozen ice. Good for hikers too. A great experience which you cannot encounter or visit in warm and humid Singapore weather. I would recomen others to go for it!

Thank Farah30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The canyons are absolutely gorgeous with the views of the falls and rapids. The metal path gives a cool perspective from the side of the canyon. It can get pretty busy (and I was there in the off season). Definitely worth stopping by.

Thank lulrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this moderate hike to the lower and upper falls of the Johnston Canyon. It took us about 3 hours round trip with photo stops. Gorgeous scenery and a marvel of steel walkways on the walls of the canyon. I was here 15 years...More

1  Thank Nancy850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with some friends up to Johnston Canyon. We had taken snow shoes which makes it a lot easier to traverse the trail. The scenery is spectacular -- arrive early as it does get busy quickly. It is an easy hike (not to strenuous)...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Family day out, Jordan was an absolute pleasure & made the day much more fun than expected. Our 10yr old thought this was not going to be fun but loved it, mainly thanks to Jordan's interaction. Can't wait for our Snowshoeing now & really...More

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

pretty easy walk up, trail is used by a lot of families and tour groups. Great scenery all the way up.

Thank Greg N
Reviewed 10 December 2017

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

2  Thank Rich M
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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