Johnston Canyon Icewalk® tour
Activities

Johnston Canyon Icewalk® tour

Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Go on a Canadian Signature Experience: a travel experience found only in Canada
  • Have the chance to see wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of gigantic ice pillars
What to expect

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
  • Catwalks
  • Lower Falls
  • Upper Falls
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Pick-up/drop off (optional)
    • Maple cookie snack and hot chocolate
    • Guided tour
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 8-12)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    If you choose the pick-up option, please be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour start time at your hotel/pick-up location. If you don't choose the pick-up option, please be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour start time at the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (138 Banff Ave, Banff); look for a blue minibus that says 'Discover Banff Tours’.

    What to remember
    • Due to the pandemic, all tours will be private tours with a minimum of four (4) adults (or equivalent cost) per booking
    • Children must be 8 years or older to participate
    • Please be prepared for the mountain weather, it changes quickly. Winter tours run in -27°C (-17°F) to +10°C (+50°F) weather
    • 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 and a waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18
    • Hotel pick-up is available, you must call the provider to schedule (contact information will be in your voucher)
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    When
    • Morning Tour (8.30am): Daily
    • Afternoon Tour (1.30pm): Daily
    • Evening Tour (6.30pm): Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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