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Johnston Canyon

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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$54.83*
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk
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US$211.16*
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1-Day Photography Adventure in the Canadian Rockies
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US$118.52*
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

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AWESOME TRAILS

So quiet, serene, peaceful and beautiful, one could spend the whole day just taking a short hike into the forest and just listen to the sounds of the running stream.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So quiet, serene, peaceful and beautiful, one could spend the whole day just taking a short hike into the forest and just listen to the sounds of the running stream.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a trek through Johnston Canyon with Discover Banff Tours in January 2017 on a freeeezing -25 day. Our guides were Geoff and Beccy. They were really knowledgable. For us Aussies, it was an eye opener as we had never experienced cold like it. Our guides were great and keep us moving so we didn't get too cold. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this without a tour and really enjoyed the trail to the lower falls. I'm sure a guide would be nice and informative for non locals. The layers of frozen ice over the falls was breath taking. Must dress appropriately in Winter and with appropriate attire; this message of dress preparation not to be ignored. Does not need a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove there on a rather icy, windy road, December 26th. Drove slowly so had no issues on the road. Tourists were stopped in one spot to see 2 elk in pasture land in the distance. Parking area at beginning of trail had heated bathrooms, as well as outdoor ones. We were happy to have scarves and warm jackets due to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in the morning, before the tour busses arrived. Good hike for kids, a little strenuous at some parts. We rented ice cleats at a local sports store, and it was such a beautiful experience to crunch along the path. The upper falls is about 1.5 miles, but plan for a few hours if you hike in the snow.... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I drove to the canyon early morning (Dec 29) from Banff to beat the tour vans. This is an extremely easy walk that you can do in your own. I imagine the only reason to pay for a tour is if you don't have a rental car and need transportation to the canyon. Even with winter conditions,... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Through Banff Adventures we took the Ice Walk through this canyon. Absolutely gorgeous. Our guide Jordan stopped at various places on our 2 mile walk to the upper falls to describe scenes and to give us a breath. (yes, we are older) Would not have missed this opportunity of being in the mountains and with nature.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Johnston Canyon in June and it was so crowded (early morning) that we could not park our car anywhere. So we drove a bit further away from Banff on the Bow Valley Parkway and did the Silverton Falls walk. We were alone here and the walk is lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really awesome morning in a spectacular environment ! Our guide Mike was knowledgeable and entertaining - even better he brought the hot chocolate and maple syrup cookies 8-) This does get the heart pumping when you come from sea level living into a 1600m environment , but well worth it ! We were able to observe Elk and a... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Calgary on Tuesday. This was my first visit here and I loved it. A very scenic walk with plenty of photo opportunities await the visitor. I can't wait to see the canyon in the summer.

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