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Discover Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour

by Discover Banff Tours
per adult Price is CA $83
Duration: 2h 30m+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Scenic views of giant frozen waterfalls & ice pillars

  • Guided trek through the breath-taking Johnston Canyon

  • Warm up with hot chocolate and a maple cookie snack

  • Safe network of steel catwalks for your journey

  • Detailed narrative of the area’s history & landscapes

Highlights

  • Scenic views of giant frozen waterfalls & ice pillars

  • Guided trek through the breath-taking Johnston Canyon

  • Warm up with hot chocolate and a maple cookie snack

  • Safe network of steel catwalks for your journey

  • Detailed narrative of the area’s history & landscapes

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1:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 4h

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 possible during the day tour. Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack included.

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Total price is CA $82.95, taxes included

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6:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m

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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Total price is CA $82.95, taxes included

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8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h

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 possible during the day tour. Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack included.

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Total price is CA $82.95, taxes included

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Discover Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour

Activity Location

Banff

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Banff

  • Bus parking lot behind the Mount Royal Hotel

    138 Banff Avenue

    Banff T1L


Description

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 close-up views of the Lower Falls. The evening tour stops here, with time taken to marvel at the frozen falls by the light of your headlamp.

The daytime icewalks continue to the Upper Falls, where you may be lucky enough to see ice climbers scaling the frozen falls. After the 3.5-mile (5.5 km) hike, warm up with some hot chocolate and maple cookies.


Inclusions

  • 1.5 hour (evening) or 2-2.5 hour (daytime) hike

  • Certified hiking guide

  • Ice cleats

  • Hiking poles

  • Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack

  • Roundtrip transport, including hotel pick-up and drop-off service

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Daytime tours are 4 hours in length and evening tours are 2.5 hours in length, including transport to the canyon.

  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not 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.

  • Please note that this tour stays on the trail, and does not traverse the ice due to safety concerns.

  • The minimum age for this tour is 8 years. All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years and older.

  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.


Discover Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

5/5 Mar. 23, 2019

It was so good doing the evening tour, you can see elements of ice, although we've visited at the end of the season. Our guide, Denise, was knowledgeable on the area and going further informed us of different constellations in the night sky. The evening tour was nice as it offered something different and we wanted to mix up some of the tours we chose.