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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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Our favorite day in Banff National Park

Nice easy hike with many waterfalls. Can be crowded on lower falls. Be sure to continue to the upper falls and beyond if you want.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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St. Louis, Mo
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St. Louis, Mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice easy hike with many waterfalls. Can be crowded on lower falls. Be sure to continue to the upper falls and beyond if you want.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A lovely stroll along a paved walkway that runs through the woods and along the floor of Johnston Canyon. Can end the walk at the first waterfall or continue up to the upper waterfall, or beyond. Walk to the upper falls and back is probably around 90 mins to 2 hours, with lots of stops for pics. Easily accessible for... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have been to this area about 20 times but never stopped here before. I am so glad we finally made the time to go here. I would agree with the other reviewers, go before the tour buses get here. The walking isn't terribly difficult and the views are wonderful. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who loves... More 

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Loenhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Hikers can make a very nice hike from around 4 km to the Lower and Upper Falls. At the end it is a steep climb but what a nice surprise you get here. Definite a must do when you love hiking in a wild and rough landscape.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We got here fairly early in the morning which was good to enjoy some views before it got too crowded. Much of the path is uphill, but it's an easy walk and is paved nearly the entire way. The path from the lower to the upper falls does get steep in some areas. Make sure you go to all viewpoints... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was a magical walk, on a lovely sunny day, it was busy but this didn't take away anything from it. It took about 45 minutes to walk to the lower falls.The canyon has a walk way along it, part is attached to the canyon wall and suspended lover it, but not that you'd really notice it. We were really... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Johnston Canyon is a very beautiful place to stop for an hour or two for a good walk and sightseeing but make sure you go when it isn't busy otherwise the beauty of the nature is ruined by the sheer amount of people

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Read all the reviews before visiting, to see how difficult walk would be for disabled person. Nothing stood out, so we made our way. Very busy and managed to find parking space in car park, but there is a car park for the small café which buses and other visitors were using. The walk was lovely but it is difficult... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Unfortunately was closed at the beginning of October 2016 due to falling rocks; understandably so, however still disappointed that we did not get to see this attraction.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was on our "to-do" list while in Banff, unfortunately the day we picked was a rainy day. We raincoated up, and headed out. We had read about the crowds, but the rain was apparently keeping some people away. There were still a good number, but not bad. I have problems with my feet, so it can become an issue... More 

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