Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Banff National Park
Wed, Dec 24 - Wed, Jan 7


  • Scenic views of giant frozen waterfalls & ice pillars

  • Trekking through the breathtaking Johnston Canyon

  • Exploration of hidden ice caves with unique views

  • Safe network of steel catwalks for your journey

  • Detailed narrative of the area’s history & landscapes

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1:30 PM Day Tour

Duration 2h 30m Free cancellation

The day tour explores the ice-covered Johnston Canyon; the hovering sun creates magnificent views. See if you can spot an ice climber along the towering Upper Falls, only available during the day tour.
$59.80 per Adult

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Trek through Johnston Canyon and discover a winter nirvana of frozen waterfalls, giant ice pillars, and hidden ice caves. Led by charismatic and knowledgeable tour guides, the tour teaches you about the Canadian Rockies’ geology, history, and winter wildlife inhabitants.

Upon arrival, strap ice cleats over your boots for added support and grab a pair of adjustable hiking poles. Ascend along a network of steel catwalks and enjoy striking views of the Johnston Canyon and gorge below. Throughout the journey, learn about the area’s unique landscape and the history behind its formation.

Keep an eye out for local wildlife as you travel through Bow Valley Parkway, a known corridor to elk, bighorns, chipmunks, and more. Indulge in native legends, as well as local nature and wildlife trivia. The journey continues inside a natural, hidden ice cave with up-close views of the Lower Falls. After the 3.4-mile (5.4-km) hike, warm up with some hot chocolate and home-baked maple syrup cookies.


  • 2.5-hour hike

  • Certified hiking guide

  • Ice cleats

  • Hiking poles

  • Hot chocolate and light refreshments

  • Roundtrip transportation, including hotel pickup and drop-off service

  • Goods and Services Tax

  • Commentary in English


  • Meals not listed as Inclusions

Know Before You Book

  • Children 7 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.


Johnston Canyon, Banff, Canada