Ice Walks
Banff Adventures Unlimited

Choose from  our spectacular Ice Walks. At Johnston Canyon walk on steel catwalks to spectacular 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 (look out for moose, coyotes, elk and wolves) 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 skiwear for this trip including hats, mitts and warm boots.This tour departs in the morning and afternoon.

Tour Duration: 4 Hours (walking Time: 2-2.5 hour)

Details

  • Tours depart Banff at 8.30am and 1.30pm
  • Tours include hotel pick up and drop off in Banff, ice cleats and snack & hot chocolate
  • Distance 5.4km, elevation gain: 135m.

Adult
$64
Child (8-12 yrs)
$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 skiwear 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 DAILY
  • Tours include hotel pick up and drop off, ice cleats and snack & hot chocolate
  • Distance 4.2km, elevation gain: 100m.

       
Adult $64
Child (8-12 yrs) $40

 

     

Evening Tours

   

 Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

Johnston Canyon Ice Walk at night! Travel through prime wildlife habitat on the way to the trailhead and view spectacular winter scenes, where snow and ice have formed brilliant icicles and frozen waterfalls. These scenes will be lit by our powerful portable uplights to showcase and capture nighttime images of the powerful formations.

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

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Tour Times

  • Tours depart at 6.30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Tours include hotel pick up and drop off in Banff, ice cleats and snack & hot chocolate
 

Adult $64
Child (8-12yrs)
$40