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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” (305 reviews)
“ink pots” (168 reviews)
“ice cleats” (44 reviews)
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"lower falls"
in 305 reviews
"ink pots"
in 168 reviews
"ice cleats"
in 44 reviews
"easy hike"
in 96 reviews
"great hike"
in 85 reviews
"ice climbers"
in 28 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 39 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 38 reviews
"frozen waterfalls"
in 24 reviews
"paved path"
in 22 reviews
"ice walk"
in 23 reviews
"parking lot"
in 72 reviews
"arrive early"
in 20 reviews
"rushing water"
in 21 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 42 reviews
"round trip"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a short drive from Banff town center to Johnston Canyon. One must visit the lower and upper part of the canyon to experience the awe of nature. If you want the picture where many shots were taken, you need to get off from...More

Thank GintamaZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard lots hype about visiting Johnston Canyon, so when I visited Banff I decided to go. I booked through a tour agency, but I will focus on my experience in Johnston Canyon. I figured I would need a tour agency, but the walk is...More

Thank Winterpeg90s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew this was a must see if visiting Banff in the winter- it was a great day made all the better by our guide Aaron. He was knowledgeable and really fun, providing hot chocolate and cookies once we reach the amazing frozen waterfall. We...More

Thank ksw123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining when we walked to the Lower Falls but there were still many people on the puddled path with umbrellas and raincoats. Not too bad a walk since the path is paved. We were too tired to hike all the way to the...More

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent hike up to the upper falls. You definitely need some sort of ice cleats in the winter. If you have a car, there is no need to go on a tour....ice cleats can be rented in town or you can buy...More

Thank Travel-Girl0025
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 17 January 2018 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

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

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
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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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JeamesH914
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
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