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When you arrive at the canyon, your guide will make sure everyone is safe and comfortable, providing ice-cleats that strap on over your winter shoes. This makes walking on the sometimes-icy trail simple as you travel along catwalks built into the limestone walls.You winter trek begins with a gentle walk to the Lower Falls. You’ll walk through a natural cave to gaze down at the flowing waters of the frozen falls up close, following your guide to the breathtaking Upper Falls, a sparkling tower of ice that ascends 30 metres above your head. These gigantic pillars of ice are the highlight of the tour. Ice climbers can often be seen scaling the frozen columns.This tour does not actually walk on the ice (as it is fragile and dangerous). You will be following a trail and steel catwalks that are built into the canyon wall. They allows for spectacular views down the canyon walls to the river and ice below. The steel catwalks vary in height from ground level up to approximately 10m above the canyon.You’ll also travel along the Bow Valley Parkway to get there, a prime wildlife habitat, and learn how Johnston Canyon was formed.
Duration: 4 hours Walking distance: 5.4 km When: November – April Tours daily 8:30am / 1:30pmWhat's included:
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Whether you are looking for a unique experience gift idea or fun things to do in Banff in winter, the Johnston Canyon Icewalk is the way to go.
The Johnston Canyon Icewalk takes place at Banff Alberta. VIEW MAP
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CANADIAN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE! The Johnston Canyon Icewalk has been officially designated as part of the Signature Experiences Collection® by the Canadian Tourism Commission. The CTC believes that this esteemed group of selectees exemplify “once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences...and show the world what Canada’s tourism brand is all about”.