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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” (301 reviews)
“ice cleats” (40 reviews)
“small cave” (33 reviews)
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-1500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Johnston Canyon May 2017. I would say it was a perfect time of year to go, not overcrowded with tourists, not too warm but nice brisk cool air! I did this as a solo hike and it was gorgeous. You can do either...More

Thank FlyAng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would want to get here early if possible, or later in the day, as the crowds on the narrow path can detract from this walk through the canyon. We decided to go all the way to the ink pots at the end and were...More

Thank YeeHaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johnston Canyon was a wonderful hike and one my favourite memories from Banff - the trails to the Lower and Upper Falls were good. It took us 90 mins to complete the lower and upper falls. The best part of the hike was going towards...More

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An easy walk through a beautiful canyon with sheer walls, rushing water and lush plants everywhere. Our 2nd time to this fantastic place was just as gratifying and enjoyable as the first. Be sure to enter the cave at the lower falls to get close...More

Thank Gary925
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really beautiful hike, I would for sure go up to the upper Falls, they are very pretty and it was less crowded up there.

Thank nicoled09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hike/walk in a gorgeous setting. I kept saying if the Disney people of the world saw this they would skip Disney. To me this is what theme parks attempt to emulate. This is the real thing, everyone. The peacefulness of pure,...More

Thank masulliv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to the Lower Falls starts out along a pleasant creek, but soon the trail is along a ledge on one side of the narrow canyon and sometimes a manmade walkway attached to the side of the canyon. It is a sturdy and well...More

Thank Betsy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johnston Canyon Falls are located within Banff National Park, an easy drive from our condo in Canmore. While there were a fair amount of people at the Falls (it was a Sunday afternoon), it was easy enough to maneuver. The trail was easy to navigate...More

Thank momofthreebux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike was about 3 miles roundtrip and it was beautiful. About a half mile up are the first falls and its another mile to the second falls. Just beauty all around you. Lots of places to stop and rest if you need to. A...More

Thank TCM327
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The proper footpaths are very steep and can be slippery in places and there are crowds of Chinese tourists causing queues and bottlenecks all the way along the footpaths.

Thank Alwaysonholiday53
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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
20 July 2017|
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Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't think there was a fee all of the parks are free for Canada's 150 anniversary we certainly didn't pay anything. Not sure what time it is open, didn't seem to be a barrier of any kind & if the car park is closed a... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from RANR6 | Reviewed this property |
I did see a few pets on leash. Not sure if they are officially allowed or not.. but I didn't feel like anyone is there watching for stuff like that.