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Johnston Canyon and grotto ice walks, known for impressive limestone cliffs, waterfalls, and icy formations during Banff's winter months.

Johnston Canyon Ice Walk Trailhead

The ice walk typically begins at the Johnston Canyon trailhead, which is easily accessible from the Bow Valley Parkway, about 25 kilometers west of the town of Banff.

The Johnston Canyon Canyon Ice Walk

The ice walking trail takes you through the narrow canyon, where you'll encounter frozen waterfalls and ice-covered walls. The most famous waterfalls along the route are the Lower Falls and Upper Falls.

Banff Ice Walk's Frozen Waterfalls

During winter, the waterfalls in Johnston Canyon freeze into spectacular ice formations. The Lower Falls are often the highlight of the ice walk, with visitors getting a chance to see and photograph the frozen cascade.

Banff's Johnston Canyon Ice Walk Catwalks and Bridges

The ice Walking trail features catwalks and bridges that allow you to navigate through Johnston canyon and experience the frozen beauty up close. The ice Walk catwalks are attached to the canyon walls, providing a unique perspective of the ice formations.

Banff Ice Walk Grottos and Caves

As you progress along Johnston canyon's ice walk trail, you may encounter ice caves and grottos formed by the frozen spray from the waterfalls. These natural ice sculptures add an extra dimension to the enchanting winter scenery.

Winter Gear for the Johnston Canyon Ice Walk

Given the icy conditions, appropriate winter gear is essential, including ice cleats or crampons for traction on the slippery surfaces. Dress warmly, as temperatures can be quite cold in Banff's winter.

Banff Seasonal Ice Walk Considerations

Johnston canyon ice walks are typically available during the winter months, when the canyon is frozen. Check trail conditions and accessibility before embarking on the ice walk, as weather and safety considerations may impact the experience.

Ice Walks in Banff National Park

Columbia Icefields

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Jasper and Banff National Park's Columbia Icefields. Explore Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefields.

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Rocky Mountain Train Tickets

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6-Day Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, Icefield, Jasper, Lake Louise. OR 6 Day VIA Rail Banff - Jasper Rocky Mountain Train Tour from Calgary to Vancouver.

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Tour Moraine Lake

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Moraine Lake is a stunning glacially-fed lake located in Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Famous and iconic, Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies and is renowned for its breathtaking turquoise-blue waters and stunning surrounding mountain peaks.

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Book Banff Ice Walks and Grottos in Winter

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Experience the Canadian Rockies' Majestic Canyons, Grottos, Unusual Rock Formations, Ancient Native Rock Art, Ice Bubbles, Icefalls and Ice Walks.

Banff Grotto Canyon Icewalk

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Walk on a frozen creek through Grotto Canyon, past unusual rock formations, ancient native rock art, and icefalls. Escorted by a specialist guide, this small-group tour offers an unforgettable personalized sightseeing experience!

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

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Johnston Canyon is one of Banff National Park's most popular hiking spots, but most people don't think to experience its at night. Your headlight (yours to keep after the tour) makes the frozen waterfalls shimmer as you hike along the suspended catwalk in quiet darkness. The evening icewalk is all about heightening your senses, appreciating the darkness, the scents of the fresh pine forest and enjoying the silence of a night spent beneath the stars as you follow your guide through this narrow, water-formed canyon.

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Experience the winter wonderland of Banff’s Johnston Canyon on this ice walk tour. Join a professional guide on a hike along the canyon’s steel walkways, to visit the beautiful lower and upper waterfalls, and learn how this majestic canyon was formed.

Johnston Canyon Icewalk at Night

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Enter an unforgettable icy wonderland under a blanket of stars in this evening icewalk through the frozen walls of Johnston Canyon. We supply the headlamps and the hot cocoa! Departing from 6pm - Your  professional guide leads you past waterfalls frozen in mid-stream, and through a short tunnel for a close up view of the Lower Falls!

Book Banff National Park Adventures and Attractions

Banff, located in the Canadian Rockies, offers stunning natural landscapes and a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Banff National Park

Explore the pristine wilderness of Banff National Park, Canada's first national park. Take scenic drives along the Icefields Parkway and Bow Valley Parkway for breathtaking views.

Lake Louise

Visit the iconic Lake Louise, known for its turquoise waters and stunning mountain backdrop. Enjoy activities like hiking, canoeing, or simply taking in the scenery.

Moraine Lake

Marvel at the striking beauty of Moraine Lake, surrounded by ten towering mountain peaks. Take a hike around the lake or rent a canoe to experience its splendor up close.

Banff Gondola

Ride the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of the Bow Valley. Explore the boardwalk and visit the interpretive center.

Hiking Banff

Banff offers a plethora of hiking trails for all skill levels. Some popular trails include Johnston Canyon, Plain of Six Glaciers, and Sentinel Pass.

Banff Wildlife Viewing

Keep an eye out for wildlife such as elk, deer, bears, and bighorn sheep. Wildlife spotting tours are also available.

Banff Hot Springs

Relax in the Banff Upper Hot Springs while enjoying mountain views.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Paddle along the Bow River, Lake Louise or Bow Lake for a peaceful and scenic experience. Banff has some spectacular places for Canoeing and Kayaking.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Banff

In winter, Banff transforms into a winter wonderland with opportunities for skiing and snowboarding at resorts like Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mount Norquay.

Banff Dog Sledding and Ice Walks

Experience the thrill of dog sledding or join an ice walk to explore frozen canyons and waterfalls during the winter months.

Town of Banff

Stroll through the charming town of Banff with its shops, galleries, and restaurants. Visit the Banff Park Museum and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for cultural insights.

Columbia Icefield

The Columbia Icefield covers an area of approximately 325 square kilometers (125 square miles). It is one of the largest icefields in North America and is the source of several major glaciers.

Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway, also known as Highway 93, is a world-renowned scenic highway that stretches through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, connecting Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake is famous for its unique shape that resembles the head of a wolf. It is named after Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area.

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Learn about the history of Banff National Park and the discovery of the hot springs at the Cave and Basin historic site.

Banff National Park by Horseback

Exploring Banff by horseback is a classic and enjoyable way to experience the stunning landscapes and scenic trails of the Canadian Rockies.