Discover Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour

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Duration: 2h 30m
Location: Johnston Canyon, Banff, Canada | Banff, Canada

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

Scenic views of giant frozen waterfalls & ice pillars
Trekking through the breathtaking Johnston Canyon
Exploration of hidden ice caves with unique views
Safe network of steel catwalks for your journey
Detailed narrative of the area’s history & landscapes

2.5-hour hike
Certified hiking guide
Ice cleats
Hiking poles
Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack
Roundtrip transportation, including hotel pickup and drop-off service
Goods and Services Tax
Commentary in English


Trek through Johnston Canyon and explore a winter nirvana of frozen waterfalls, giant ice pillars, and hidden ice caves. Led by charismatic and knowledgeable tour guides, the tour teaches you about the Canadian Rockies’ geology, history, and winter wildlife inhabitants.

Upon arrival, strap ice cleats over your boots for added support and grab a pair of adjustable hiking poles. Ascend along a network of steel catwalks and enjoy striking views of the Johnston Canyon and gorge below. Throughout the journey, learn about the area’s unique landscape and the history behind its formation.

Keep an eye out for local wildlife as you travel through Bow Valley Parkway, a known corridor to elk, bighorns, chipmunks, and more. Indulge in native legends, as well as local nature and wildlife trivia. The journey continues inside a natural, hidden ice cave with up-close views of the Lower Falls. After the 3.4-mile (5.4-km) hike, warm up with some hot chocolate and home-baked maple syrup cookies.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Children 7 and younger are not allowed., If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate., You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain., This activity is not wheelchair accessible., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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