Ice Walks
Banff Adventures Unlimited

Join us on a spectacular Ice Walk. At Johnston Canyon walk on steel catwalks to stunning frozen waterfalls. At Grotto Canyon, walk on a frozen creek bed with ancient pictographs on the canyon walls, or experience the evening Ice Walk and explore the canyon by head lamp.

     

Ice Canyon Walks


        

Johnston Canyon Icewalk

The Johnston Canyon ice walk tour is not to be missed! When we arrive at the canyon, we make sure our guests are safe and comfortable, by providing ice-cleats that strap on over your winter shoes which make walking on the sometimes icy trail, simple. Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls that give an airy view of the gorge below. Travel through prime wildlife habitat on your way to the trail head and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed. This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls to the breathtaking, famous upper icefalls. 

Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip including hats, mitts and warm boots.This tour departs in the morning and afternoon.

Duration: 4 Hours (walking Time: 2-2.5 hours)

Tour Times

  • Trip #1 Departure: 8:30am 
  • Trip #2 Departure: 13:30pm

Details:

  • Tours depart Banff at 8.30am as of November 20th 2015
  • Tours also depart Banff at 13.30pm as of December 12th 2015
  • Tours include hotel pick up and drop off in Banff, ice cleats, snack & hot chocolate
  • Distance 5.4km, elevation gain: 135m.

AM Tour

Adult
$66
Child (8-12)
$40

 

PM Tour


Adult
$66
Child (8-12)
$40

 

 

 

Grotto Canyon Icewalk

A short drive from Banff, inside the Grotto Canyon, we actually walk on the frozen creek bed through a narrow canyon to a weeping ice waterfall. Pass unusual rock formations, ancient Native rock art and learn the history and geology of the mountains. Also, ice climbers can be seen scaling the frozen waterfalls. Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip, including hats, mitts and warm boots.

Duration: 4 Hours (walking time: 2-2.5 hours)

Details:

  • Tours depart Banff at 8.30am as of December 12th, 2015
  • Tours include hotel pick up and drop off, ice cleats and snack & hot chocolate
  • Distance 4.2km, elevation gain: 100m.

       
Adult $66
Child (8-12) $40

 

     Looking to package an ice walk with other fun tours? Check out our winter packages here

Evening Tours

   

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

Visit Johnston Canyon at night! Use headlamps to light your way through the narrow canyon as your small group (max 12) follow our guide to the lower ice falls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and view spectacular winter scenes, where snow and ice form brilliant icicles and frozen waterfalls. Along the way your guide will tell stories, point out unique features by powerful uplights and pause for moments of darkness so you can appreciate the canyon at night. You will take away a new impression of Johnston Canyon and a souvenir headlamp for future adventures

Warm up with hot chocolate and maple cookies at the turnaround point; Johnston Canyon Lower Falls.

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Tour Times

  • Trip #1 Departure: 6:30pm 
  • Trip #2 Departure: 7:30pm

Details:

  • Tours depart at 6.30pm as of December 11th 2015 - March 9th 2016
  • Tours depart at 7.30pm as of March 10th 2016
  • Tours run Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays
  • Tours include hotel pick up and drop off in Banff, ice cleats and snack & hot chocolate
 

Trip #1

Adult
$66
Child (8-12)
$40

 

Trip #2

Adult
$66
Child (8-12)
$40