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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Scenic wooded canyon with trails for hiking and biking.

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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

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Johnston Canyon

Our Guide Neil from Discover Banff was knowledgable and had great humour. Our Family had a great time and we could even walk faster. It was cold first but warmed up quite a lot... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Guide Neil from Discover Banff was knowledgable and had great humour. Our Family had a great time and we could even walk faster. It was cold first but warmed up quite a lot later. The provided cleats do the job and work! Lots of people on the trail with inappropiate shoes slipping and sliding but not us. We can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We travelled to Johnston Canyon for a winter hike to the waterfalls. It was spectacular! There are 7 waterfalls to see. The paths are well marked and secure with guardrails. It is a long hike ( 2 -5 kms) and you would need minimal physical skills. There is bathrooms at the start of the hike and they are clean. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A popular hike with lots of people, kids, dogs. Not difficult: hand rails most of the way up. Many icy patches. Cleats recommended ( can rent in Banff or buy at Information Center for $26). It is possible to do without cleats in good shoes, I would not advise going in slippery shoes. Very beautiful scenery.

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Labrador City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In and out is about 5.3 km. Great scenery all throughout. You get to see how the ice forms, in the winter, you may see ice climbers which is super cool. The view is amazing...walking through a Canyon from thousand years ago. Just absoutley breath-taking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some people in our group were thinking that it might be to dangerous or strenuous. They soon realized that neither was true. We were there in the winter and it was not a difficult walk but you really want to stop constantly to take pictures or just enjoy the views. When you get to the lower falls make sure you... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome views at both the lower falls and upper falls. I went in the winter so the path was slippery, but looking at frozen waterfalls was certainly something else. The hike is fairly "easy" in that there are not major slopes or hills and part of the path is fenced to avoid falling dangers. It is worth the extra walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, first and fore most expect a lot of people. This winter time bring anything that will help you on the trail because it is dangerously SLIPPERY. I would suggest going when it is near warm to summer because everything is frozen.

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Thank fayblife
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend. The falls are gorgeous. In the winter they freeze over but the water is still raging through the icecicles. Heads up, the path is really icy. Wear good shoes.

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Thank Lindsay S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We managed to do this with a 4 year old. Extremely icy conditions in Feb with snow melt and freeze. Highly suggest some sort of shoe cleats we just managed with runners. The lower Falls is about half an hour but at time to that due to high traffic and ice. Upper Falls is about 1 hour there and back.

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Thank Spencer M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked through this today and can't recommend it highly enough. It was absolutely stunning and seeing a frozen waterfall was definitely a unique experience. One word of warning- people who didn't have ice-shoes were falling and injuring themselves and go early in the day to avoid crowds.

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