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Johnston Canyon Icewalk

From USD 61.06
  • 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.
Reviews (105)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Amazing scenery, Amazing Guide Gina

Johnston Canyon Ice Walk with Guide Gina!! VERY grateful to have her as our guide. She is extremely smart and knowledgeable about Banff and especially the tours. She is native to Canada, so she shares her knowledge of wildlife and good practices on how Canada...More

Thank mikeymiketravels
BKKMTN, Owner at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mike Thanks for taking the time to share your Johnston Canyon Icewalk experience. Gina is one of our senior guides and we're really proud she is on our team. We're glad you had a great time with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johnson Canyon Icewalk

This was the best hike I've taken in Banff. Our guide, Neil was awesome about keeping us informed on the history, geology and keeping us safe. Go right to the end ...it's well worth the work! Loved it and would highly recommend this!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MCoote
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your experience on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Neil. This is our favourite winter hike and we agree - well worth the work! Even when you've been there before, the frozen falls are still breathtaking. We're so glad you...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Go for Becca!

We did our hiking on Oct 6th. Because of the early snow, we didn't prepare any winter gears. They prepared everything for us so it was safe and fun! As we hiked, we saw so many unprepared tourists and it was quite dangerous. Becca our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shana2018693
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi Shana, Thank you for joining us on our signature guided hike to Johnston Canyon with Becca. The early snow was a bit of a surprise (although not too unusual in the mountains!) and we thank you for your understanding in needing to change the...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 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

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DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 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

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Michael M
15 April 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
3 April 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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