Johnston Canyon Icewalk - Banff

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am; 1:30pm ** Please be ready 15 minutes prior to your tour time** Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Public bus parking lot directly behind the Mount Royal Hotel (Hotel address: 138 Banff Avenue) in Banff
  • Return Details :
    Returns to the original departure point approximately 4 hours after departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Join this small-group Banff guided tour and hike on steel walkways which have been built into the canyon walls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn how Johnston Canyon was formed. You'll be led past lower falls and end up at breathtaking upper icefalls.

Know More about this tour

Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls and get an airy view of the canyon below. Travel through breathtaking scenery and nature on your way to the trail head and learn about the history and geology of Johnston Canyon.

This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls.

What to expect:

  • Walking Time: 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Return Distance: 3.4 miles (5.4 kilometers)
  • Elevation Gain: 443 feet (135 meters)


  • Professional guide
  • Ice cleats
  • Hiking pole
  • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)


  • Optional gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 8 years.

Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip including hats, mittens, and warm boots.

A moderate level of fitness is recommended to ensure that you enjoy the tour.