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Johnston Canyon Icewalk

From USD 63.80
Highlights
  • 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
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk
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Overview
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.

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Duration: 4h
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Never ending beauty

The walk is great anytime of the season. It is something that everyone should do at least once. It is family friendly, in the winter you may need spikes. proper footwear is advised in any season. no high heels. Flat sturdy shoes, and bring water....More

Thank debbiepasacreta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Johnston Canyon Ice walk, not to be missed

We were a group of 9 on a skiing holiday in Banff and we went on this amazing walk, we all enjoyed it very much, it was amazing because it had snowed the afternoon and evening before so we were faced with a beautiful scene...More

Thank luisa88casali
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Luisa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and photos from the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Aaron. How lucky to see ice climbers at the upper falls! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Aaron and hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
This is a must do.....

Went and did the walk through here in december.....and it was FREEZING. But it did not disappoint. One tip is that if you're going in the freezing cold, stop in at the ski hire in Banff and pick up a pair of crampons for your...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
A beautiful hike and we learned so much!

Matt was our guide and we had an absolutely great time. He was easy-going, informative and engaged with each person on the tour well. Not only were the frozen waterfalls beautiful, but we learned so much about the wildlife, geological facts and the complex ecosystem...More

Thank Sherri-Lyn S
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sherri-Lyn, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and photos from the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Matt. We're just wrapping up this tour for the winter season and it's hard to believe that soon the frozen falls will melt as the...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Fantastic!

This tour was fantastic. We had a great time. The scenery never ceases to amaze me. Norm was an excellent guide, funny and informative.

Thank Nanette B
DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello Nanette, Thank you for your feedback on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Norm. We're so glad to hear that you had such a great time - the scenery never ceases to amaze us either! We hope to see you back in Banff again soon.

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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.
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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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