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Johnston Canyon Icewalk provided by Discover Banff Tours

Johnston Canyon Icewalk
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A guide knows the Johnston Canyon Icewalk® and helps keep you safe
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Trying to trek along the frozen Johnston Canyon without a guide could be tough in frigid temperatures with icy walkways. Opt to take this guided tour from Banff, and see wildlife, waterfalls, and, of course, a lot of ice. Plus, this tour provides round-trip transport, ice cleats, a hiking pole, a snack, and a hot cup of cocoa to make things super easy on you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
Highlights
  • All equipment—ice cleats and a hiking pole—is provided for convenience
  • A snack and hot chocolate keeps you warm and energized
  • Round-trip transport is included with this Johnston Canyon Icewalk® tour
What to expect
  • After being picked up from your Banff accommodation, your guide takes you to Johnson's Canyon for the icewalk and gets you suited up with ice cleats and a hiking pole. During your hike, walk about 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) and the elevation gain is 443 feet (135 meters). Learn about the history and geology of the area, as you keep a lookout for wildlife, such as wolves, moose, elk, and coyotes. See the upper and lower waterfalls trapped in ice. Afterward, enjoy a snack and a cup of hot chocolate to warm up before getting dropped off back at the original pickup place in Banff.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • All equipment—ice cleats and a hiking pole—is provided for convenience
  • A snack and hot chocolate keeps you warm and energized
  • Round-trip transport is included with this Johnston Canyon Icewalk® tour
What to expect
  • After being picked up from your Banff accommodation, your guide takes you to Johnson's Canyon for the icewalk and gets you suited up with ice cleats and a hiking pole. During your hike, walk about 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) and the elevation gain is 443 feet (135 meters). Learn about the history and geology of the area, as you keep a lookout for wildlife, such as wolves, moose, elk, and coyotes. See the upper and lower waterfalls trapped in ice. Afterward, enjoy a snack and a cup of hot chocolate to warm up before getting dropped off back at the original pickup place in Banff.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827JC
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Ice cleats
  • Hiking pole
  • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
Duration
4h
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
  • 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.
  • A moderate level of fitness is recommended to ensure that you enjoy the tour.
  • Please note that this tour stays on the trail and does not traverse the ice due to safety concerns.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Ice cleats
  • Hiking pole
  • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
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
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • A moderate level of fitness is recommended to ensure that you enjoy the tour.
  • Please note that this tour stays on the trail and does not traverse the ice due to safety concerns.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov. 13, 2021
A note from Johnston Canyon Icewalk
As per the order of the Government of Alberta due to the Covid 19 pandemic, guests over the age of 12 years old will need to produce government proof of vaccination at check in time for their tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
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Karen P
Ipswich, UK4 contributions
We had a wonderful afternoon on this tour. Gina, the tour guide, was so friendly and knowledgeable. It was clear that she is passionate about the conservation of the local area. The views were incredible. A trip not to be missed.
Written January 23, 2022
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JVB84
Rockwood, Canada4 contributions
We highly recommend this tour. Our guide Jeff was amazing. He is very knowledgeable and shared lots of information about the area and wildlife. He took time with all the guests to take personal photos. The hot chocolate and cookies at the top of the hike were a great addition.
Written January 19, 2022
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Betsy A
Region of Waterloo, Canada1 contribution
Jan. 2022
Had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I not only had a beautiful outdoor experience along the Johnston Canyon I also learned a lot!
Written January 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Betsy, Thank you for joining us on an icewalk through Johnston Canyon. The frozen falls are just stunning at this time of year, and we're so glad you enjoyed the hike and learned a lot along the way! We hope to see you back in Banff.
Written January 18, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Extraordinary623674
10 contributions
Dec. 2021
Amazing experience! Tour guide Jeff was incredible. They provide cleats and head lamps. Evening night walk was AMAZING!! Kids over 8 can do this easily. Highly recommend.
Written January 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for sharing with us how much you all enjoyed the evening icewalk at Johnston Canyon with Jeff. We completely agree, this is a truly special experience and perfect for children (or anyone looking for a shorter or easier hike). We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Jeff, and we hope to see you all back again in Banff.
Written January 11, 2022
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louise N
5 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
A lovely little hike. The guide was really knowledgeable and professional. Jeff was able to adjust our itinerary according to our pace and made the few of us who were slow walker less stressful about dragging the rest of the groups.
Written December 30, 2021
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Nana
15 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
It was an amazing ice walk, despite the minus 24 degrees c and despite my frozen eyelashes. ;))
We had a great guide called GINA, the best guide that i ever saw. So helpful, so nice, funny, energetic. All our group really enjoyed the tour because of her.
Written December 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Nana, thank you for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed your (chilly) icewalk with Gina! We just love Gina as well, and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the hike with her. She's been with us for many years, and hopefully many more to come!
Written January 11, 2022
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Heather L
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Friends
The tour was the highlight of our trip to Banff. Jeff was a great, informative guide. The canyon was spectacular. I highly recommend it.
Written December 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Heather, Thank you for joining us on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Jeff, and for taking the time to share your experience. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Jeff, and hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written December 21, 2021
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Bailey P
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Anik was absolutely amazing! The walk was beautiful. We had idyllic winter weather but our host made the experience! I've been to Banff a few times and I can't believe I hadn't done this before! It's worth every penny to have someone knowledgeable guide you through the trail and transport you up there!
Written December 8, 2021
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Hi Bailey, thanks for sharing how much you enjoyed the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Anick! She's one of our most senior guides and we think she's pretty special too. We loved your review so much that we'll be sharing it on our social media, and hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written December 14, 2021
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Kayla T
2 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Beautiful hike! Jeff was an amazing guide, we learned so many interesting facts and stories about Banff and the wildlife. Highly recommend this activity, not too intense active wise but got my heart rate going for sure 👍👍
Written November 24, 2021
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Hi Kayla, Thanks for joining us on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Jeff! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the hike (and that you even saw some wildlife along the way), and liked hearing about the local history and area. We hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written November 30, 2021
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Brad B
1 contribution
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful hike with several picturesque lookouts. Our guide Jeff was very courteous to his group, and well informed about the history of the area. He made the 4hr experience very entertaining.
Written November 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Brad, thanks for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Jeff! This is one of our favourite winter hikes, and we're so glad that you enjoyed learning about the area along the way. We hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written November 23, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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MIND-STILLING MAGNIFICENCE
Extremely well organized,and conducted with a smile. One-of-their-kind World class natural locales. Top rated exper
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Night time hike fun!
We did the evening ice walk with Heidi as our guide and it was fantastic! We had enough moonlight that we didn’t ha
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Disappointed and waste of time/money
Disappointed and waste of time . We booked discover banff and wildlife morning tour and we’re excited to see some w
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Treat yourself!
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
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Lake louise
Very good snowshoeing near lake louise Easy trails for beginners Jeff the guide was very good and helpful with ev
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Canadian Rockies Superhero
Rob was a truly exceptional tour guide! His knowledge of the history of Banff’s inception, rationale for Park’s Can
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Good trip good guide
Took a guided tour to Johnstone Canyon. Didn't really needed much guide but the tour guide Jeff was really professi
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience! Jeff (our guide) was very friendly, courteous and also very knowledgeable about the Banff park
simswmu
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Highly Recommended
Very interesting and enjoyable tour. Alysa was knowledgeable, informative, friendly, welcomed questions, and was a
Travelwith2Harts
Travelwith2Harts
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Grotto with Gina for the win!
We had such an amazing adventure today! Thanks to Gina, our guide, for her amazing personality, knowledge about so
Extraordinary623674
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Awesome trip!
This was an incredible tour. We got really lucky and had a FANTASTIC guide, Jeff, who made the ride and the tour ju
abigaylefarris
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Amazing Nighttime Experience
The Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk was the highlight of our trip. The sights were among the most beautiful I’ve ev
lmcm274
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Good tour to highlight Banff Scenic Spots and it’s wildlife
Had a great tour with Alyssa who was very knowledgeable about the wildlife in Banff. We were able to see some deer
jinnie9
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Best for Family!
I and my 8-year-old son made great memories in Grotto Canyon. Jeff was our best guide and friend. Thanks to him, I
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Amazing tour
Amazing tour by Alissa and Jeff. Learnt many things about the city, going back to hundreds of years of history (mor
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