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Discover Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour

by Discover Banff Tours Duration 2h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $63
Amazing! 5/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 1 Expedia Verified Review

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.

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.

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1:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. 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. Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack included.

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$62.18

Total price is $62.18, taxes included

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6:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Don a headlamp for the evening tour and get dark, eerie views of the ice-covered Johnston Canyon. As the starry night covers the sky, embark on a unique tour with breathtaking photo opportunities. Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack included.

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per adult
$62.18

Total price is $62.18, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. 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. Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack included.

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per adult
$62.18

Total price is $62.18, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Discover Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour

Activity Location

Banff

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Banff

  • Mount Royal Hotel

    Banff


Highlights

  • 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


Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour hike

  • Certified hiking guide

  • Ice cleats

  • Hiking poles

  • Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack

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

  • Goods and Services Tax

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks 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.


Discover Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour ratings based on 1 Verified Review

Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

A verified traveler

United States

Dec 03, 2016

Our guide, Hugh was wonderful

He had so much knowledge of the history of the area and made it a fun learning experience.