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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” (310 reviews)
“ice cleats” (54 reviews)
“ink pots” (171 reviews)
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"lower falls"
in 310 reviews
"ice cleats"
in 54 reviews
"ink pots"
in 171 reviews
"small cave"
in 33 reviews
"easy hike"
in 94 reviews
"beautiful hike"
in 54 reviews
"ice climbers"
in 30 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 39 reviews
"frozen falls"
in 15 reviews
"nice walk"
in 36 reviews
"paved path"
in 22 reviews
"parking lot"
in 73 reviews
"rainy day"
in 15 reviews
"arrive early"
in 21 reviews
"rushing water"
in 21 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 18 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 20 reviews
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Reviewed today

I had limited time for a hike in the Banff area and knew I would be alone/coming straight from the airport. Earlier reviews helped me know that it was a very crowded trail. What I didn't know in advance was how easy it would be!...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed today via mobile

Johnston Canyon: EASY, running shoes ok, Awesome hike!! About an hour or so. could wear running shoes is asphalt all the way through. Both lower falls and uppers falls were awesome. Lower falls you can walk through the mountain and get reallllll close to the...More

Thank Ambroselli
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love Johnsons Canyon we went during the summer before and it was beautiful. This time we decided we wanted to see it in winter. We rented some cleats from Banff adventures in town and hiked the canyon it was so beautiful and such a...More

Thank kahealy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s difficult to rate this place as we have been on previous occasions but at different times of year. The sight of the water rushing through the canyon is spectacular but late in the year the water flow is less, however on the plus side...More

Thank Dilly4472
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was visiting with a family friend and we hiked up to the ink pots, made the mistake of pushing to hard at the start but the trail levels out towards the end

Thank Darcy J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In the lower parts, this canyon is a deep gorge between sheer walls of rock. In some places a metal footway is attached to the canyon walls so you are walking above the fast-flowing river. The coach parties usually only get to the lower falls,...More

Thank mjc404
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spectacular waterfalls. Make sure to bring your camera. At the upper Falls, make sure you take the right turn and go through the tunnel that the water war through the rock. It is a unique experience. The waterfalls are rolling past two, obliterating all conversation...More

Thank adambright2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after spending most of the day at Lake Louise. Nice easy walk to finish of the day. The falls and river were gorgeous and there's an option to extend the walk past the upper falls. We worth a visit

Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beauty of Banff is everywhere and noticed just by being outside and looking up. But seeing the details that carve out the area are an adventure in itself. Waterfalls and the river are a pounding sound through your journey on trails and catwalks. Without...More

1  Thank Gina A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk along the path and the specially built walkway to the Lower Falls. This took about 20 minutes and it was very worthwhile. Lots of water at this time of year and good views all the way along to the Lower Falls.

Thank Steve R
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Julie L
12 June 2018|
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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
I did it solo in July, 2017, at age 67. Lots of other hikers. In fact, you might literally rub shoulders with some who do not understand trail etiquette. That happened twice to me. For the most part the trail is bolted... More
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Laura99IN
27 May 2018|
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Response from Kirk W | Reviewed this property |
I would skip it as there is an incline or decline most of trail and too much for them. Lake Louise around the lake would be a better idea
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Ula T
16 January 2018|
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Response from CRBP1234 | Reviewed this property |
Johnson from Calgary ;one way) will be about 2hrs depending on roads probably around 2.5 at Johnson total you would have time for one other choice depending on how much daylight you have (my opinion)
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