Discover Banff National Park and Johnston Canyon, which is one of its most popular attractions. You will be following the trail and steel catwalks that are built into the canyon wall and allow a spectacular view down the canyon walls to the ice and river below. The steel catwalks are above the canyon, and vary in height from ground level up to about 10m (30 ft). Continue onto the awe-inducing upper falls — a glittering tower of ice that rise 30 metres above your head. These gigantic pillars of ice are the tour highlight and ice climbers can often be seen scaling the frozen columns. This popular guided icewalk will lead you past the lower falls and on to view the breathtaking upper icefalls from the upper deck. You will also travel through prime wildlife habitat to reach the falls and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed.
This tour is recognised as a Canadian Signature Experience – a collection of once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences found only in Canada. The icewalk is 5.4km (3.4 miles) and has an elevation of 135 metres (443 feet). This icewalk is considered easy/moderate and moderate fitness is recommended for you to enjoy the tour.
Main highlights of the tour:
- Bow Valley Parkway
- Lower Falls
- Upper Falls