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Johnston Canyon Icewalk provided by Discover Banff Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-10-10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-10-10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • A guide knows the Johnston Canyon Icewalk® and helps keep you safe
  • 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.
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Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Ice cleats
  • Hiking pole
  • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nate H wrote a review Jan. 18
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A few friends and I booked with Jeff for our morning ice walk. He was an excellent guide! Super knowledgeable and humorous. We would 100% book with him again for our next tour!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Johnston Canyon Icewalk
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Nate, Thank you for taking the time to share a review from your Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Jeff. We're delighted that we can still offer these tours this year, and we're so glad you enjoyed your hike with us! We hope to see you back again in Banff.
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idreamoftravel wrote a review Jan. 9
Toronto131 contributions29 helpful votes
We had a wonderful and small tour with Anick. The canyon was beautiful and we were the only tour there because of the COVID restrictions and current limited access requirements. Anick was friendly, informative and fun. It was a good hike, but definitely worth it and the hot
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Joseph S wrote a review Jan. 5
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Normally the hike is very crowded however the road to the trailhead is closed to limit the number of people that can access the hike. Discover Banff has a permit to drive in and its well worth it. Hue was our guide and was very knowledgeable and interesting to talk with. Our
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Johnston Canyon Icewalk
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Hi Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to share a review from your Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Hugh. It's a tough year for many businesses, including ours, and it means a lot to our guides that we can continue to offer some tours this winter. We're so glad you enjoyed the tour, and we hope to see you back again in Banff.
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Lamiae T wrote a review Dec. 2020
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
We had a great hike with our guide Jeff! Small group and well organized. Just the right balance of stops and info leaving us time to enjoy the views and take pictures :). Very recommended.
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Jonas C wrote a review Dec. 2020
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
We had an amazing time with our guide Jeff. The walk was fun, views fantastic and Jeff was the best guide we could wish for. We enjoyed the full 4 hours. I highly recommend this activity.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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AlessandroP1598
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Great experience, highly recommend
Great tour with Anneck. Really enjoyed snowshoeing. Was very resourceful and gave us freedom to walk where we wante
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niru_utd
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Loved this tour
This was an amazing tour, I just loved each bit of scenery I saw throughout this tour. Our guide Denise/DJ was simp
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Wanderer298872
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Fantastic Tour! Highly Recommended.
An awesome activity! Our guide, Hugh, was very personable and provided excellent commentary throughout the tour.
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Banky B
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A great option to add some next-level thrills to a Banff ski vacation.
We've booked the powder hound express several times over the course of 3 different visits to Banff and I highly rec
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gmlevnai
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MAXINE WAS AWESOME
Awesome evening activity with friends! We enjoyed all of the stories with our guide Maxine - she was such a great s
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Paxxx9329
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Amazing addition to SpookTober
Sam was so amazing at sharing the stories throughout the entire experience. I’ll be telling everyone that visits Ba
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chasingadventure80
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Great info!
We unfortunately did not see much wildlife but our guide”Rob” or “Rod” (sorry don’t remember) was so knowledgeable.
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jillo742
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Very poor
We are on the tour and it is 100% not worth $32. I would pay $5.00. There is nothing scary or ghost info the storie
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NimDR
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Sadly unable to attend
Booked at start of year as part of holiday to Canada from UK. Covid restrictions meant flight was cancelled after b
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shannonv150
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Great time!!
Amazing experience today. Our guide Richard was fantastic, and had a great conversation with my 8 year old about th
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29jenninem
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Fun, like Christmas pudding.
The experience was amazing, views something out of national geographic. Our guide Tim made the while trip. Better t
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mariellab907
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Fun experience. Definitely coming back next year. Worth every penny.
Went here twice. It was amazing. Gabriel was our guide this year and made sure we enjoy each and every rapids. Gabr
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676melishar
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Epic Water Adventure
Our guide Maven was Ravin' !! Had a blast, very informative throughout the trip. Definitely something to do once in
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Amazing time on the Kananaskis River Tour! Veronica and Heather made the check in process very smooth. Well organi
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Mona S
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Chinook Rafting
Tim our tour guide was awesome. Great sense of humor and entertaining. He had alot of knowledge about the area and
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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