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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic wooded canyon with trails for hiking and biking.
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The hike up the canyon is worth it and is gorgeous. It gets very busy during the summer season with 10,000 visitors daily. It is just not something you could enjoy with that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Lincoln, Nebraska

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The hike up the canyon is worth it and is gorgeous. It gets very busy during the summer season with 10,000 visitors daily. It is just not something you could enjoy with that many people, so either get there by 9 AM of skip it.....it would be too crowded.

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So glad that I did this walk early in the morning. Waterfalls are beautiful. Try to go at non-peak times because narrow walkways can get crowded!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We taken visitors to Johnston Canyon for years, when they are swiniging thorough the Rockies for a weekend. Its very unique attributes are that the first few kilometres of trail are PAVED - perfect when you have wheelchairs or strollers for transporting some of the group. The second great attribute is that it is VERY exciting scenery, with chutes, waterfalls,... More 

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HAMILTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cool walk to the falls on a hot day and worth the trip. Bus tours continuously. Spotlessly clean rustic cabins with modern facilities (stayed 2 nights). Quiet at night! Amazing staff. Wonderful reception (from Amy coming in and Sadio, when we left). Friendly, helpful cleaning staff. Yellow powder coming from fir trees so cleaning staff gave rags to clean off... More 

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The trail begins and ends at a cafe with an outside patio and a little shack that sells ice-cream. It is a cultured trail of crushed gravel. As you get nearer to the falls, there are some narrower walkways that ascend above the river. Because of the width, parents with children might want to leave the strollers in the car... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This a wonderfully scenic hike to take if you are traveling with out-of-town guests or small children. On our particular visit, we opted for Johnston Canyon because the mostly paved trail was manageable in the rain. I've been on this trail a dozen times, I never tire of it!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Only had time to visit the lower falls as we were part of a day tour, but thoroughly enjoyed the short hike on the walkway, winding its way through the canyon with the river below. It's very peaceful despite other people doing the same as us, and only took approx. 15 - 20mins, with lots of photo opportunities on the... More 

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Fairly easy 3 mile round trip to Upper Falls, we stopped here on a rainy day, figuring if it started pouring down, we could hasten back to our car. Like all hikes in Banff, get here early, like before 10:00 AM, because the parking lot fills up. Clever steel catwalks lead you up a river canyon, with scenic and photo... More 

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Vanguard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Winter of summer this is an easy, fun scenic hike. There is places to stop and rest all throughout the hike and enough of a workout for anyone who wants a little more cardio. This was my first time going there in the summer and it was incredibly beautiful. In the summer it is nice to grab an icecream or... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A narrow steel walkway takes you along the canyon to a breathtaking waterfall. Go inside the short tunnel at the end of the trail to see the waterfall up close. Be careful or you may get wet! A longer trail takes you higher up the fall. Visit the gift shop for unique gifts to remember Johnston Canyon and for refreshments.

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Address: Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park

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