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The access is easy from the main road. The walk is only about 1km return on the path. We were... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Mascot, Australia
Gorgeous place just a stone's throw away from the highway

Mistaya Canon can be found some 500 m from the highway and you do not need any special footwear... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Jan M
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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All reviews rushing water short hike rock formations well worth the stop icefields parkway wooden bridge parking lot easy stop parking area take pictures downhill river erosion trail roaring beauty banff
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

The access is easy from the main road. The walk is only about 1km return on the path. We were amazed at the ferocity of the water and the rock formations and deep canyon as a result from the erosion. This can be viewed from...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I drove all the way there(3 1/2 hours) to hike in to see this canyon , plus paid the daily park fee to get there and find out that it was closed! What a complete waste of time and money!! I had checked out a...More

5  Thank Space C
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Mistaya Canon can be found some 500 m from the highway and you do not need any special footwear even though it can come handy. You cannot get lost along the way, plus you will hear the roaring of the river soon and that will...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely clear day travelling the Icefield parkway. This stop was mentioned in my lonely planet guide and it was not a big hike so thought we would give it a look. Wow it ended up being one of my fave places we...More

Thank Betty1278
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Mistaya Canyon in Alberta's Banff National Park is a short walk rather than a hike great for those who wish to experence the great outdoors with minimal exertion. You need to buy a Banff Park Pass to stop and park.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive up to the Athabaska glacier. The hike down was short but rocky so watch your step. There was no one else when we got there so we had an opportunity to really soak in the sights on our own....More

1  Thank csals17
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Mistaya Canyon has all the grandeur of other canyons in Jasper and Banff and yet, it receives little attention. I definitely deserves a stop over. The geological formation is stunning, with powerful flow of water.

Thank GintamaZ
Reviewed January 14, 2018

It wasn't much of a hike, really. More like a short walk from top of hill to bottom of hill, where you then cross a bridge and take in the breathtaking sight before you. We had heard about this place from a kind couple during...More

Thank blobbycakes
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We spent a week in the Rockies and I barely saw anything advertising this canyon or suggesting it to tourists, but it is absolutely worth a visit if you’re driving the icefields parkway! Only a 5min walk from the side of the road, and it’s...More

1  Thank Jess M
Reviewed October 4, 2017

The Mistaya Canyon and Howse Pass is a nice canyon on the Icefield parkway route which is not very crowded. Its a nice place to stop if you have the time.

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February 1, 2016|
Response from Beachlver4life |
just breathe2000, we are also trying to find this on a map to go in June, have you been yet and did you find it?