Looking to take a walk on the wild side this winter? Banff, Alberta is home to stunning natural sights, three incredible mountain ranges, and endless opportunities for adventure around every corner. As one of the most popular natural wonders in the area, Johnston Canyon attracts countless visitors each year. Ice walks are the ideal family friendly activity for those looking to experience the beauty of Banff National Park up close, while still enjoying the safety of manmade walkways for added ease when trekking through. Learn more about the excitement of ice walk tours below!
Breathtaking Views Await
Regardless of the season, Johnston Canyon is truly a breathtaking sight to behold. During the warmer months, hikers are treated to front row seats to thousands of pounds of rushing water flowing through the many falls of the area. In the winter, falls transform into a majestic icy palace just waiting to be explored. Full of jaw-dropping views, the sturdy steel catwalks make it easy for visitors of all ages and fitness levels to safely navigate the falls. During the day, you’ll be treated to the full glory of the frozen falls and may even spy some of our local wildlife along the trek. At night, the canyon becomes an intimate landscape ready to be explored by headlamp. Bundle up and venture forth…you never know what you’ll find!
Ice Walk Tours
Banff Adventures offers three ice walk tours of Johnston Canyon ranging in duration from 2.5-4 hrs, including a nighttime option for those who wish to take in the falls after sundown. From the ever popular Not To Be Missed to the Grotto Canyon Icewalk that showcases native rock art and natural formations, you’re sure to be left in awe of the beauty that the Canadian wilderness has to offer.
Wanting to explore the canyons on your own? Be sure to rent crampons from our gear shop to keep things safe on your adventure. We readily stock equipment for a wide variety of activities all year round, and are happy to ensure you have the best tools for your chosen adventure. Contact us today to learn more!
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