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Johnston Canyon

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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 14037621500
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Scenic wooded canyon with trails for hiking and biking.

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Gorgeous views and so accessible !

I was amazed at how rugged this terrain is and how the walkways make it a leisurely trek through the forest. Almost within arms reach you see wonderful views of cliff sides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Roohi R
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was amazed at how rugged this terrain is and how the walkways make it a leisurely trek through the forest. Almost within arms reach you see wonderful views of cliff sides, waterfalls, raging white water, and green canopies. I had not expected such a memorable scene here and was stunned and pleased by the experience. Stop off for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous, pleasant hike along the river viewing lovely waterfalls, scenery and delightful wildlife. Lovely historic restaurant with delicious lunch fare.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would definitely recommend this hike for anyone! Very easy marked path and beautiful waterfalls and canyon views. Upper falls is worth the small extra distance. Ink pots were cool too if you have time. Wear good shoes and get there before 9:00am if you want a parking spot and less of a crowd.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We started the trail at 9 AM. It wasn´t so croudy but there ware only 5 free parking places. The rest was allready full. The way was nice, not so steep as I expected. We made a lot of photos and return back. Few hundred meters after the Upper fall was an old path, so we decided to use it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the walk to the lower falls. Not the easiest to navigate with a stroller but not impossible. Can get quite busy so earlier in the morning is a good idea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a cool area. Will worth the hike. Multiple waterfalls, amazing canyons, beautiful creation. Take your family for a hike and get off the couch!!! You will love it

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our first attempt to do this hike, the parking lot was overflowing and we decided to drive on by. The second time we went early, got a good parking space and had a wonderful hike. In addition to being a beautiful walk, the trail itself was interesting. Much of the walk was done on catwalks built into the side... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice hike, trail is well maintained, lots of people lol...so here is some advice :) Pack some water, camera and go in morning (between 8am and 10:00am or in late afternoon) if you want to beat the crowds...AND go all the way up!! ~there was a bear sighting up at the Ink Pots while we were at the Upper Falls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked Johnston canyon. The path is well traveled and easy to follow. The falls are beautiful, and the scenery is amazing. It's worth the hike to the ink pots. There are steel catwalks that get you into the canyon with some great views of waterfalls. There is also a tunnel to get up close to one of the waterfalls.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Billed as one of Banff national parks spectacular walks and waterfalls- this does not disappoint There are two falls - lower is easy and half mile with great views The upper is a further mile with spectacular 30m fall Cafes and restrooms available

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