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Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk provided by Discover Banff Tours

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3827P30
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Ice cleats
  • Hiking pole
  • Souvenir headlamp to keep
  • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years. All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years and older.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip including hats, mittens, and warm boots. A detailed list of items to wear and bring is provided on your voucher.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Ice cleats
  • Hiking pole
  • Souvenir headlamp to keep
  • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years. All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years and older.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip including hats, mittens, and warm boots. A detailed list of items to wear and bring is provided on your voucher.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Royal Hotel
    138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
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  • Pass by
    Bow Valley Parkway
  • 1
    Johnston Canyon
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Light your way through this narrow, water-formed canyon as your small group follows your guide to the Canyon’s lower falls. The suspended catwalks, built into the limestone walls, make this an easy trip for everyone. Along the way, your guide will highlight unique features by powerful flashlight and pause for moments of darkness and quiet to foster an appreciation for spending time in the canyon at night. At the turn around point, your guide will illuminate the expanding ice that encases the rushing water and escort you through a natural tunnel onto the viewing platform, beside the cascading Lower Falls themselves. Warm up with hot chocolate and maple cookies while you look around the Lower Falls, the turnaround point. The return journey is your opportunity to travel without your headlamp (should you wish!). You’ll be amazed as to how quickly your eyes adjust to the darkness, enough for you to travel through the pine forest guided only by the ambient light of the moon and the stars above your head. What to expect: • Walking Time: 1 - 1.5 hours • Return Distance: 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometers) • Elevation Gain: 213 feet (65 meters)
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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dotc2015
Arizona109 contributions
Mar 2020
Very cold night so many layers of clothes. Tour company loaned snow boots, cleats, poles. Headlamps provided. Denise is an amateur astronomer and night sky photographer - delightfully passionate and knowledgeable. She got us to turn off our headlamps part way up the canyon, let our eyes adjust and star gaze in the perfect darkness. Once accustomed to the dark we walked to the lower falls without headlamps - a little disconcerting but magic. Hot chocolate and maple cookies at the falls. A great evening.
Written March 13, 2020
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Isabella K
8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I loved the Night Johnston Canyon ice walk lead by Jeff. I personally liked the all-inclusive aspect of this tour because we did not rent a car. Banff is super easy to get around town, so I felt like these tours got us out into nature where we could not have easily gotten without renting a car. I always felt very safe. Our tour guides were knowledgeable, kind, and passionate. You could tell they all loved their jobs. I was very impressed. If you are like me and like to learn about the area you are in from a tour guide, I highly recommend Discover Banff tours.
Written February 13, 2020
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Soulcharisma
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Visited Banff from January 2nd, 2020 to January 4th, 2020 and booked this tour at Johnston’s Canyon for the night walk of January 3rd on January 2nd and everything with Discovery Banff Tours was fantastic. Our tour guide Jeff was friendly and full of information about the provincial park as well as the specific tour we were on. Jeff made sure to include the 5 different groups on the tour, getting everyone involved and making sure all of them from ages 20-65 had a great time. I don’t want to say much about the actual tour because spoilers aren’t fun but it is an awesome surreal experience highly worth the $80 per person.
Written January 5, 2020
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Doug P
Woodstown, NJ129 contributions
Feb 2020
We were picked up at our hotel by our guide, Jeff. A very knowledgeable gentleman, he took our group up the canyon on a perfectly clear - and moonless - night. We were provided head lamps, but often walked in the darkness so we could take in the whole experience. I don't believe we have ever seen so many stars so clearly, being urban dwellers. The hike was not overly strenuous, so it would be a good experience for virtually anyone as long as they don't mind the cold ;) We highly recommend this excursion if you are in Banff.
Written February 25, 2020
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Meredith A
San Mateo, CA6 contributions
Mar 2020
Beautiful hike during a snowy, winter night. We didn't see any nightlife or stars since it was snowing, but that didn't stop us from learning a lot and seeing the beautiful canyon! It was surprisingly brightener than we anticipated so we didn't need our headlamps the full time, which made it even more exciting! Nick was full of knowledge and seemed genuinely happy to be there. I loved going at night because it made a simple hike, more mysterious. Hot chocolate and maple cookies at the end were a nice touch.
Written March 14, 2020
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Stephane
Calgary, Canada2 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience with Discover Banff Tours, and our guide Jeff. Picked us up from our hotel, heard some great stories from Jeff on our drive up, and walked through Johnston Canyon under the moon lit sky. Equipment all provided, and kept our headlamps afterwards. Our group didnt want to use lights throughout the walk, which was a great experience and definitely increased other senses. Very easy walk, delicious hot chocolate and cookies, and Jeff took pictures of us while stopping at various points to ensure we were all okay and to speak to some interesting things along the way. Would recommend this unique experience to everyone, thank you Discover Banff Tours and Jeff!
Written February 21, 2021
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AJeezy
Spring, TX12 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a very fun evening walk through Johnston canyon. It was a cold night in Banff, but in the canyon there isn't much wind and is not as cold. The night we went was a particularly bright night from the full moon. We were able to turn off our headlamps and walk via the moonlight along the trail and it was very beautiful. The trail is very easy to walk and our guide gave us strap on ice cleats. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend it.
Written February 9, 2020
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Sharon S
Andover, UK56 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Just returned from a snowy chilly evening tour with our great guide Neil. It was snowing all the time and the roads were covered but we were safe in his care. Lovely stroll up into Johnson’s Canyon with several stops to learn about how it was created, fossils and the hot chocolate/cookie stop welcome on a chilly evening -11. Would recommend both day and night tours with this great company. Thanks Neil for all your knowledge and insight.
Written March 7, 2020
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tina11
Cambridge, Ontario43 contributions
Jan 2022
I’ve done the ice walk on a previous trip to Banff and decided to do it again in the evening. What a treat! It was super peaceful especially since we had a little group. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Rob was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written January 10, 2022
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Hi Tina, Thank you for joining us on the Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk with Rob, and sharing your experience! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed this special night time icewalk, it's one of our favorites too and such a special time to visit the canyon. We hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written January 11, 2022
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LillyWales
United Kingdom850 contributions
Mar 2020
A beautiful place to hike and take in the winter landscape. It’s not likely that you will see much wildlife because the tracks are well travelled and you frequently pass other walkers (unless you go off the beaten track which could be dangerous) because of the caverns and rock structures underneath the snow and ice.
Very beautiful natural ice and snow sculptures. Not too challenging a walk.
Written March 11, 2020
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molly910
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Great Experience!
Buck was amazing! Very friendly right from the first interaction and during the entire tour. He was funny and knew
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Awesome adventure
Exciting adventure with a fabulous guide (David) climbing steep rock faces, suspended bridge and traverses. Stupend
Climber634194
Climber634194
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Well worth doing
Brilliant tour with Buck. Polite professional, and finny. We had an excellent spot of a black bear, elk and bigho
spikyredzz
spikyredzz
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Fantastic tour, brilliant guide _ perfect!
We took the Columbia Icefields tour a few days ago out of Banff. It is quite a long day, 11 hrs, but worth every mi
827grahamc
827grahamc
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Half day trip to Lakes Louise and Moraine
Very informative and entertaining driver/guide made the trip fun. The lakes were both stunning. Unfortunately the w
Jps2466666
Jps2466666
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Relaxing learning experience
My favorite part was actually the guy we had he was awesome the lakes were amazing but the guys in depth knowledge
vibhasp2022
vibhasp2022
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Gorgeous Glaciers!
Our tour guide, Ness, gave us so many facts to simmer on, and pointed out so many geological features!
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431shonap
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Great tour
Fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Saw plenty of deer and wild sheep. Good chance to see excelle
colinrG196VJ
colinrG196VJ
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Elks and bears!
A great way to spend a summer evening. Our driver/guide Tyler did a great job getting us around, telling us so much
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andybA3440PS
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Poor customer service and communication
We had used Discover Banff tours for two trips during our stay in Banff. The first was for an airport transfer from
MississippiTexan
MississippiTexan
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Nice Trip
Our guide, Jeff was outstanding. He gave us a lot of information about the area and the animals which was education
Rachael C
Rachael C
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Evening Ruined!!
Evening ruined!!! We booked this trip over a month before our planned trip to Banff. We arranged our pick up for th
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B683SCpaulan
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Rubbish, Discover Banff tour operators need to communicate with each other and take some customer service training.
After planning our day around being ready for what promised to be a great evening seeing the local wildlife imagine
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Book with Caution
My tour was cancelled 2 days before it was scheduled to happen because of staffing shortages. Fortunately my trave
Billiken82
Billiken82
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Nice Two Hour Tour
Very well-run. Departed on time. Our guide Hugh did a great job. They use 24-person busses. Two stops to stretch
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