Johnston Canyon Icewalk ® Evening

Activity Details

Adult Price: $68.00 (Adult: 13 and up)

Child Price: $42.00 (Child: 8-12)

Departure Information: 6:30pm - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday December 9th 2016 to April 15th 2017

Duration: 2.5 hours

Where to meet: Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff

Your Tour Includes: Friendly, certified guides, Hot chocolate and maple cookie snack, Ice cleats and hiking poles, Banff Souvenir (valued at $15.00)

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This is the Icewalk at Johnston Canyon.... as you've never seen it before.

Using headlamps and powerful flashlights, our guides illuminate the Canyon, the spectacular frozen rock walls and our "Cathedral of Ice" at the Lower Falls, offering a truly unique perspective on this stunning environment.

The Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk is all about heightening your senses, appreciating the darkness, the scents of the fresh pine forest and enjoying the silence of a night spent beneath the stars.


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Headlamps light your way through this narrow, water-formed, canyon as your small group follows our Guide to the Canyon's lower falls. The suspended catwalks, built into the limestone walls, make this an easy trip for everyone. Along the way, your guide will highlight unique features by powerful flashlight and pause for moments of darkness and quiet to foster an appreciation for spending time in the canyon at night. At our turn around point, your guide will illuminate the expanding ice that encases the rushing water and escort you through a natural tunnel onto the viewing platform, beside the cascading Lower Falls themselves.

The return journey is your opportunity to travel without your headlamp (should you wish!). You'll be amazed as to how quickly your eyes adjust to the darkness, enough for you to travel through the pine forest guided only by the ambient light of the moon and the stars above your head.

Itinerary and Highlights

  • Bow Valley Parkway:  Travel through prime wildlife habitat on the way to the trailhead.

  • Catwalks:  Steel walkways built into Johnston Canyon walls give an airy view of the gorge below.

  • Lower falls:  Walk through a natural cave feature for a unique view of the lower falls.

  • Rockies geology: The rock is ancient, the creek is old, and the canyon you are walking in is young. Sort out the mystery on your tour.

Remember to bring

  • Warm clothes, including hats, gloves and warm boots. Ski wear is strongly recommended for this tour.

  • Don't forget your camera!


  • Minimum age for this tour is 8 years.

  • Season dates - December 11th to March 9th at 6:30pm  & March 10th to April 10th  at 7:30pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday

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