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Banff is Canada's most visited National Park. Banff's eastern gate is located approximately 100 km west of Calgary in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and stretches 240 km along the eastern slope of the Continental Divide.
Originally set aside to preserve sulphur hot springs for public use, Banff's towering peaks and beautiful meadows make it among Canada's most incredible holiday areas.

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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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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Enjoy stunning panoramas of six different mountain ranges on the state-of-the-art Banff Gondola. Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird's-eye view of town and vistas of Canada's first national park.

Banff Lake Minnewanka Cruise

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Majestic views of the Canadian Rockies while cruising beautiful Lake Minnewanka on this panoramic 1-hour interpretive cruise. Learn Native folklore while scanning the lake shore for big-horned sheep, deer, bald eagle and even the occasional bear. Cruise over to Devil's Gap for incredible views of the Prairies and surrounding mountains.

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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Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon is a popular natural attraction located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Known for its stunning waterfalls, scenic beauty, and accessible hiking trails, Johnston Canyon is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Location of Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon is situated approximately 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) west of the town of Banff, along the Bow Valley Parkway.

Johnston Canyon Trail

The main attraction at Johnston Canyon is the hiking trail that leads through the narrow gorge of Johnston Canyon. The trail follows the course of Johnston Creek, offering breathtaking views of waterfalls, rock formations, and lush vegetation.

Johnston Canyon's Lower Falls

The Lower Falls is the first major waterfall along the trail, and it can be reached with a relatively easy hike of about 1.1 kilometers (0.7 miles) from the trailhead. The falls cascade into a beautiful pool, creating a picturesque setting.

Johnston Canyon's Upper Falls

Continuing along the trail, visitors reach the Upper Falls, which is approximately 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) from the trailhead. The viewing platform provides a closer look at the impressive waterfall as it plunges into the canyon below.

Ink Pots

For those seeking a longer and more challenging hike, the trail extends further to the Ink Pots. The Ink Pots are a series of colorful mineral springs that bubble up through the clear waters. The hike to the Ink Pots is about 5.4 kilometers (3.4 miles) one way from the trailhead.

Catwalks and Bridges

The trail features catwalks and bridges suspended along the canyon walls, allowing visitors to experience the canyon from unique vantage points. These structures add to the adventure and scenic beauty of the hike.

Wildlife Viewing at Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon is a great place for spotting wildlife, including birds, squirrels, and sometimes larger animals such as deer. Visitors should be mindful and respectful of the natural environment.

Johnston Canyon Winter Ice Walks

In the winter, when the canyon is covered in ice and snow, guided ice walks are offered. Participants can explore the frozen waterfalls and icy landscapes with the help of specialized gear.

Johnston Canyon Visitor Center

Johnston Canyon has a small visitor center near the trailhead, providing information about the area, trail conditions, and educational displays about the geology and ecology of the canyon.

Seasonal Considerations

The canyon is accessible year-round, but conditions vary with the seasons. Spring and summer offer lush greenery and flowing waterfalls, while winter provides a magical landscape with ice formations.

Johnston Canyon is a family-friendly destination that offers a memorable combination of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. The well-maintained trail and captivating waterfalls make it a popular choice for hikers and nature enthusiasts exploring Banff National Park.

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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.