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Johnston Canyon

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Johnston Canyon

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Soak up the majestic views of the Canadian Rockies through panoramic windows during this interpretive cruise. This boat tour of Lake Minnewanka includes Devil’s Gap, nestled in Banff National Park. Nature lovers will enjoy scanning the lakeshore for wildlife while the captain narrates. Hourly departures from Banff suit any sightseeing schedule.
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Ha P wrote a review Aug 2020
Ontario, Canada911 contributions194 helpful votes
I was riding from Banff to Lake Louise on highway 1A and passed by Johnston Canyon and of course I wanted to check it out. I walked all the way to Ink Lot and the View was just fantastic. Definitely check it out.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Nathan Keys wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an amazing trail. My wife and I loved going to the lower and upper falls (we didn’t see the ink pots because of the but... comment). In 2020 they closed down the highway 1a due to COVID as this is a very popular trail in the area. We had to WALK 6.5kms to get to the Johnston Canyon (parked our car north of Highway 1a off the 93 highway). The 6.5km walk takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete each way. The walk to the upper falls takes about an hour to complete. I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND renting an electric bike and biking the 60kms (30kms there, 30kms back) from Banff which should take about the same time as walking but easier on your body (our feet were killing us). If you have your own bikes or able to bring rented bikes in a car you should definitely park where we parked just north of Johnston Canyon. Other than the road being closed it is a great experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Adele C wrote a review Jul 2020
Huntsville, Canada79 contributions6 helpful votes
With the road A1 closed, we rented bikes and bikes to the canyon around 8am. We were essentially alone along the trail and at the lower falls. The views are stunning and the walk was fun for the kids on the boardwalk on the side of the cliff. Not to be missed- especially with no crowds. Go early or late to get a parking spot at the nearest intersection as when we returned at 930 it was already packed.
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Date of experience: July 2020
17KAG wrote a review Jun 2020
Edmonton, Canada3,625 contributions236 helpful votes
Awesome winter walk. This place is a magical winter wonderland. Make sure you wear appropriate gear, hikers and crampons. Winter season reduces the crowds, so the hike and the views can be enjoyed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
TourerSussex wrote a review Apr 2020
East Sussex, United Kingdom100 contributions13 helpful votes
We arrived early at Johnston Canyon as its very popular, which means the car park fills up quickly. It was a grey damp day, but it didn’t matter in the canyon, the pretty waterfalls, clear water and green moss make beautiful photographs. Being older folk, we puffed a bit going up, stopping for a breather every now and again, to the upper falls and back took us 2.5 to 3 hours. Don’t miss this place if you’re in the Banff area.
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Date of experience: September 2019