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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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Beautiful, But Arrive Early

This is a terrific hike along a beautiful river to the Lower and Upper Falls. Easy walk way, but uphill all the way. The waterfalls are spectacular as you move through this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a terrific hike along a beautiful river to the Lower and Upper Falls. Easy walk way, but uphill all the way. The waterfalls are spectacular as you move through this canyon. Be sure to wear walking shoes. Well worth the effort. You do have to get to the parking lot early (by 8 a.m.) to avoid the crowds.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful trail with beautiful waterfalls & scenery along the way. Worth the hike up to the upper falls. A little crowded but manageable .

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend the day. I went with my family and we walked all the way up to the InkPots after viewing the two water falls. It is a long hike (5.8km up a mountain) so you want to bring lots of water and a few snacks with you. It is very busy at the falls, but few... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty Canyon, but my goodness there's a lot of people!!! The trail is a narrow walkway (kind of like a boardwalk) most of the way and people were extremely rude when we were there. They were bumping into us unnecessarily and taking up the whole trail walking three people across, not leaving room for people to pass from the other... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice two hour trail you can hike in two phases. You will walk aligned with the river and the beautiful water falls (lower and upper). Take plenty of water and take care of restroom needs before you start your trail. Beat the crowds by going in the morning.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The falls were great and the views into the canyon quite breathtaking. The path up was quite steep and jolly good exercise but it's Tarmac surface took away some of the feel of nature. It was busy when we went about 10:30 but parking on the highway edge is permitted. Too many people at times but otherwise worth ticking off... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We hiked this canyon with my kids for approximately 5 hours. Driving to the Johnston Canyon we saw a baby Elk and also young deer along the road (the 1A). FEE: No fee except for the fee for entry into the National Park. The Canyon was breathtaking but it was so busy. We came to the trail expecting it to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very good hike, I did this hike with my wife and kids. Beautiful scenery and perfect place for photography. Easy hike. Lower falls line up to go through cave and take picture from there. We did not stop there because we have done hike through caves before and decide not to spend an hour or two there. Your choice

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice easy hike that the entire family can do..... The scenary is nice, fresh air to breathe but it is a popular trail so if you are a hiker that enjoys private time or a quieter trail then this may not be the place for you, especially on weekends.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a very rainy and cold day, which is honestly perfect for a waterfall hike. I imagine it drove away a lot of the crowds this trail is notorious for as well. It was still a more crowded trail than I'm used to, but there were many times when my husband and I were by ourselves. I really... More 

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