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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Scenic wooded canyon with trails for hiking and biking.

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$51*
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk
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$116*
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

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Spectacular all year long!

We are frequent visitors to Johnstome Canyon. We almost always bing out of town visitors to Johnstone Canyon as not only is the scenery breathtaking, the hike to the Lower Falls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
FS57
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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are frequent visitors to Johnstome Canyon. We almost always bing out of town visitors to Johnstone Canyon as not only is the scenery breathtaking, the hike to the Lower Falls is relatively easy for almost everyone. Like most people, we tend to go Johnstone Canyon in the summer and like most people, we miss out on the beauty of... More 

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Regina, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I live in Calgary and this is our favourite hike to take our friends and family on when they come to visit us and want to see the mountains! This hike is absolutely beautiful in both the winter and the summer, and it never gets old no matter how many times we have been on it! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on a very mild Saturday afternoon in January, and the path was packed! There are some very icy sections, some with and some without handrails. Sturdy footwear a must, spikes would be a good idea. Beautiful views in the winter!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've visited Johnston Canyon in summer and winter and it is always an interesting walk. There is a fair bit of up and down to it, but it is not overly strenuous - at least to the Lower Falls. I haven't made it to the Upper Falls. It's a really amazing walk, over walkways clinging to the canyon walls. The... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just went there and its beautiful, they said that in summer its good to walk in there too, but right now its good with the snow, and ll the falls frozen, its like a fairy tail place, not sure for little kids. You need snow shows and go with a tour like discover, they provided you with these other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this tour on Jan 19, 2016 and are so glad we did. Besides the amazing scenery, our guides, Norm and Anick, were very knowledgeable and informative every bit of the way. Thanks to them for a great ice walk experience!

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mex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had the opportunity to go on a couple tirp to visit this area, all covered with snow it's like being inside a fantasy story just looking at the surroundings. The trail starts in a point where you leave the vehicle, make sure you go to the restroom, because you'll make a 2.5km journey uphill until you arrive to a... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too late in the afternoon to go all the way to the upper falls, we limit it to the 15' walk to lower falls. Nice short hike. Ice cascade are worth the short walk and the canyon itself is a beautiful place. We'll come back for a more complete tour.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the winter tour and although it was pretty, I would recommend doing it during the summer months, as I would probably find it more enjoyable and a much better experience.

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manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this tour today (Tuesday early afternoon) with Hugh and thoroughly enjoyed it. The trail was pretty quiet but the views astounding. Many photo opportunities were taken especially of the partly frozen waterfalls. Hard to know where to look at times. Well-recommended.

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