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Mistaya Canyon

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Mistaya Canyon

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Johnston Canyon Icewalk

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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.
US$72.12 per adult
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CWT wrote a review Oct. 2020
Ottawa, Canada293 contributions182 helpful votes
We stopped here while driving the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. The river going through the canyon was very scenic. There is ample parking off the highway and the canyon is a short walk from the parking lot. Definitely worth stopping for.
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Date of experience: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
buttercup1211 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Winnipeg, Canada1,569 contributions332 helpful votes
The canyon is just off Hwy93. There is a big parking lot and it’s about a ten minute hike to the canyon. There were some places where it was steep so don’t leave your hiking sticks in the car like I did! The water and the rocks were beautiful, and the hike short so make time for it on your drive down the Icefield Parkway.
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Date of experience: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
Ha P wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ontario, Canada926 contributions242 helpful votes
I love canyons. This one is beautiful. It was just a short hike from the parking. Definitely check it out if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
goochypapa wrote a review Jul. 2020
Yarrow, Canada79 contributions41 helpful votes
This is another easy attraction to do with younger kids. Just a short walk down (5min) from the parking lot. You’ll get good photos every time.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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CalgaryLoriB wrote a review Jun. 2020
Calgary, Canada53 contributions13 helpful votes
This was a wonderful stop, breaking up our trip from Calgary to Jasper perfectly. It's an easy trek down to the canyon and really very breathtaking upon arrival. We ventured up towards the lookout for a while after that, but reports from another hiker of a bear possibly in the area had the more nervous among us (and we had no bear spray or proper equipment or skills at all) calling it quits a little ways into it. Still, it was a really nice, easy hike through the forest.
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Date of experience: June 2020