Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park

Hike the scenic Johnston Canyon in the Banff National Park. A relatively easy trek, the route takes you along a well-maintained walkway with railings. Enjoy the picturesque view as you partake in the tranquil hike, and admire two scenic waterfalls along the way. You can continue to the meadow above the canyon to see six vibrant mineral springs known as the Ink Pots. In winter, parts of the trail can be icy or covered in snow, so walk carefully and bring suitable equipment. Plan to see Johnston Canyon and other attractions that appeal to you using our Banff National Park sightseeing planner .
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  • A walk through the Johnston Canyon is a wonderful experience. The paths are at this time of year still slippery by ice and snow remains, but it is still worth it. Both the upper and lower falls visited, these are both wonderful. A must to go to.
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  • Went with an excursion group but next time I would just rent a car and go. You don’t need a guide.. just make sure to have crampons because it gets icy and there are some steep places where coming dow...  more »
  • We stopped here as it was on the way from Canmore to Lake Louise and I’m so glad we did. There’s a really good parking area at the entrance with toilets (definitely go before you set off as there aren...  more »
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