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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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Great early morning hike to see waterfalls

Arrived at 8am not many cars in the car parks. Decent toilets (my wife liked them!). Lower falls (1.5kms) reached easily and kids of 7 & 9 liked the small tunnel after the bridge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived at 8am not many cars in the car parks. Decent toilets (my wife liked them!). Lower falls (1.5kms) reached easily and kids of 7 & 9 liked the small tunnel after the bridge where you get close up to and sprayed by the cascading water. Upper falls a further 1.5kms up was equally impressive with many smaller falls during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited in mid-August during a stay in Banff. There is a trail up the canyon that leads you first to the lower falls and much farther on to the upper falls. The scenery in the canyon is breathtaking but I wasn’t quite prepared for how geared to tourists the trail is. Old ladies and people with... More 

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Thank MerelyATourist
Grafton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a really great walk and going to the upper falls and back takes about 1-1.5 hours. It would have been a lot better if it wasn't so crowded, but we went midday in July so I can't blame anyone, but ourselves. The views of the canyon and falls were really cool and the walkways let you be right... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I only got to visit the lower falls which were about 1 kilometer from the entrance. At the end there is a cave from which you can get up and close to the falls and feel their spray. Lots of nice viewpoints to take pictures.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to visit a canyon during your stay in the Canadian rockies go to Maligne canyon. Johnston canyon and its lower and upper falls were a disappointment. It started with finding a parking place. The place was very crowded and the view after an hour walk is not that spectacular especially as you have to queue to see... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great hike here! The location was beautiful and it was a fairly easy hike. GO EARLY as parking gets crazy later in the day especially during the summer!

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Thank maddypecoskie
Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ended up camping at the RV park at Johnston's Canyon. We hadn't done any research into the place so didn't know that just a short walk from the site, this blooming great deep canyon existed. A little gem in our trip!

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Thank Holly1977
Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an easy accessible hike on 99% paved path. The canyon is spectacular as you walk up to one waterfall after another. Come early to avoid the crowds. A drawback to the accessibility is that you'll see a lot of trash along the path - if only people would carry out what they brought in.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Johnston Canyon on Monday, 22 August. Our experience in this park, Jasper and Drumheller has been an explosion of crowds beginning late morning until late afternoon. We arrived at 9:45 am. We got the last parking spot. People began to cruise, searching for someone departing. We walked very leisurely to the lower, then upper falls, then returned to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are close to Banff, this is a place not far, free and with beautiful nature sights, waterfalls and well prepared tourist location. Be prepared to hike some 3 Kms (one way) and it requires two stops: upper waterfalls and lower waterfalls.. Highly recommended

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