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Banff Johnston Canyon Small-Group Icewalk Excursion

From US$62.71
  • A guide knows the best routes around Johnston Canyon Icewalk® to stay safe
  • All equipment—ice cleats and a hiking pole—is provided for convenience
  • A snack and hot chocolate keeps you warm and energized
Johnston Canyon Icewalk
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Trying to trek across the Johnston Canyon Icewalk® without a guide can be a very dangerous thing to do with frigid temperatures and 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.
What to Expect
Meet for your Johnston Canyon Icewalk® tour in the back parking lot behind the Mount Royal Hotel on Banff Avenue.

Your guide takes you to the icewalk and gets you suited up with ice cleats and a hiking pole. During your hike, you’ll walk about two-and-a-half hours. The return distance is 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.
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1 - 5 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Go All the Way, Baby!

If you're an active person, you will enjoy this hike! I encourage you to make the entire 3 miles to the end of the trail, the views are breath-taking is totally worth it. We made the trek in February, so the cascading waterfalls were completely...More

Thank BrucePGH412
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile
Anick and Norm, oh and Johnston Canyon...

Just a great couple of guides who took us Johnston Canyon. Telling us all about the geology and local history, they made sure we were safe throughout and even served cookies and hot chocolate whilst we watched ice climbing at the top of the walk....More

Thank Andy P
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Hi Andy, Thank you for sharing your experience on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Anick and Norm. Would you believe that the falls have now thawed and look completely different since you were here? But still equally as stunning! We're so glad to hear that...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Never ending beauty

The walk is great anytime of the season. It is something that everyone should do at least once. It is family friendly, in the winter you may need spikes. proper footwear is advised in any season. no high heels. Flat sturdy shoes, and bring water....More

1  Thank debbiepasacreta
Reviewed April 27, 2018
Johnston Canyon Ice walk, not to be missed

We were a group of 9 on a skiing holiday in Banff and we went on this amazing walk, we all enjoyed it very much, it was amazing because it had snowed the afternoon and evening before so we were faced with a beautiful scene...More

Thank luisa88casali
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hello Luisa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and photos from the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Aaron. How lucky to see ice climbers at the upper falls! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Aaron and hope to...More

Reviewed April 25, 2018
This is a must do.....

Went and did the walk through here in december.....and it was FREEZING. But it did not disappoint. One tip is that if you're going in the freezing cold, stop in at the ski hire in Banff and pick up a pair of crampons for your...More

Thank Tom S
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Michael M
April 14, 2018|
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Response from bisou1994 | Reviewed this property |
In the summer there is no ice but the views are stunning and the waterfalls are very cool. Totally worth it.
Francisco L
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Damoon S | Reviewed this property |
If you can't go another day that they wanna reschedule, they'll refund you, but the problem is they won't tell you it's gonna be cancelled until like 5 min before the meeting time!!!!
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