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Johnston Canyon Icewalk
Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls and get an airy view of the canyon below. Travel through breathtaking scenery and nature on your way to the trail head and learn about the history and geology of Johnston Canyon.This popular wal""Join this small-group Banff guided tour and hike on steel walkways which have been built into the canyon walls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn how Johnston Canyon was formed. You'll be led past lower falls and end up at breathtaking uptitle=Icewalk+Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+beautiful+tour+of+the+Johnston+Canyon+Icewalk%AE&2=Look+out+for+the+various+types+of+wildlife+which+inhabit+the+area&3=Learn+about+the+history+and+geology+of+the+area+from+your+knowledgeable+guide&4=Complimentary+pick"""Banff Canada"
From CAD71.00
 
Johnston Canyon Icewalk
Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls and get an airy view of the canyon below. Travel through breathtaking scenery and nature on your way to the trail head and learn about the history and geology of Johnston Canyon.This popular wal""Join this small-group Banff guided tour and hike on steel walkways which have been built into the canyon walls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn how Johnston Canyon was formed. You'll be led past lower falls and end up at breathtaking uptitle=Icewalk+Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+beautiful+tour+of+the+Johnston+Canyon+Icewalk%AE&2=Look+out+for+the+various+types+of+wildlife+which+inhabit+the+area&3=Learn+about+the+history+and+geology+of+the+area+from+your+knowledgeable+guide&4=Complimentary+pick"""Banff Canada"
From CAD71.00
 
Maligne Valley and Wildlife Tour
"There’s only one way to see the splendor that is the winter wildlife and nature of Jasper National Park. This guided tour takes you in a van through the most stunning sites of the park including Athabasca Valley Maligne Valley and Medicine Lake. See the diversity in the National Park as the van rolls along. There is minimal walking. Get great photos of animals along the way including Elk deer sheep goats
From CAD68.00

Johnston Canyon Tips (26)

Johnston Canyon!!

Johnston Canyon is a must see!! It is simply beautiful! It is located 25km (30 mins) from Banff. It has paved trails, 1.1km (20 mins)to the Lower Falls and 2.7km (1 hr) to the Upper Falls. It is an...
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taryn21
Sep 03, 2004

Three hikes at Johnston Canyon

We have gone back to these falls many times. There are actually three hikes there - one to the lower falls (about 1 hour round trip), one to the upper falls (2 hour round trip), and then a hike to the...
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Redlats
Aug 08, 2004

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon was by far my favourite walk while in and around the Rockies. It may not be in the same league as Lake Louise or Peyto lake in terms of worldwide recognition, but the path along the...
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Webboy
Jul 23, 2004

Johnson Canyon

After leaving Banff for Lake Louise, we dropped at Johnston Canyon. As Canadian Rocky area had little rain for long, the canyon looked dried up. It had narrow stream and dried trees along it. The...
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Sakura_Kobe
Feb 01, 2004

Tour of Johnson's Canyon

I signed up for a Discover Banff Tours ice walk through Johnson's Canyon which was the highlight of my trip. The scenery is astonishing and the guides were tremendously knowledgeable and entertaining....
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MissAntarctica2002
Jan 21, 2004

Johnston Canyon - catwalk

Johnston Canyon to Banff is like Maligne Canyon to Jasper. They are both very popular and close to town center. I hiked them both and loved them both. The trail in Johnston Canyon is more moderate...
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mht_in_la
Jul 27, 2003

Johnston Falls (3): the lower falls

The falls are ok, but there are more stunning ones up in Jasper and over in Yoho and Kootenay. I think Johnston Canyon is popular because it is close to both Banff townsite and Lake Louise and it is...
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zrim
Jul 26, 2003

Johnston Canyon (2)

I have to give some credit here to the visitors of the Canadian National Parks. For the most part, they are willing to get out of their cars or buses and do a little walking. In the States, you don't...
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zrim
Jul 26, 2003

Johnston Canyon

One of the most popular dayhikes in Banff. The trailhead is just off the Bow River Parkway and there is a popular resort at the beginning of the trail. If you seek solitude you will have to follow the...
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zrim
Jul 26, 2003

Johnston Canyon - Upper Falls

After getting yourself wet in the Lower Falls, it's another 1.6 km to the Upper Falls. It's well worth the effort because the water of Upper Falls is a completely different beauty. Compared with the...
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mht_in_la
Jul 03, 2003

Johnston Canyon - Lower Falls

Johnston Canyon has 2 main waterfalls. The Lower Falls is 1.1 km from trailhead. The Upper Falls is 1.6 km further from Lower Falls. Both are beautiful and worth visiting. Between the two there are...
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mht_in_la
Jul 03, 2003

A leisurely walk with spectacular scenery!

Be sure to take in Johnston's Canyon! It's a great walk for any season of the year! You will experience the thrill of walking next to a gorge surrounded by a spruce and pine forest. The smell alone is...
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mishadawn
Feb 28, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Johnston Canyon

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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

This was one of the best museums I visited on this trip, the everyday scences resembling the life of the Buffalo Nation People are outstanding. Our visit gave me an understanding of these people which...
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Hiking/Trails

One of the most easily accessible alpine meadows in the Rockies is the Sunshine Meadows area, just west of Banff. A ski area in the summer, the Sunshine Meadows complex stays open in the summer to...
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Cave and Basin

Tourism in the area started here with this Hot springs Cave. Today bathing is no longer allowed in the cave ( you can view it though) but you can still visit the site and hike the trails in the nearby...
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Bow Falls

Early Sunday morning, we were in town and looking to kill some time, and we ended up hiking along this trail - you take Banff ave across the river, and the trailhead begins about here. For the first...
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Upper Hot Springs

We only had 1 day to sight-see in Banff. We had spent the previous day on the road from Jasper so today we just wanted to do something local. Perfect! I had seen pictures of the hot springs and...
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Mt. Norquay

New this year is the “Mountaineer” route, which extends the Ridgewalker experience traversing the alpine ridge leading to the East Summit (2450m) of Mt. Norquay. Installed in May 2015, this Via...
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Getting to Johnston Canyon

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25 Km north of Banff along the Bow Valley Parkway from the Trans-Canada Hwy.

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