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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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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.
  • 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
  • Round-trip transport is included with this Johnston Canyon Icewalk® tour
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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

Thank Andy P
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

Reviewed 14 May 2018
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

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Reviewed 27 April 2018
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

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DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

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 25 April 2018
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 18 April 2018
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

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DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

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

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Michael M
14 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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