Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Travel through prime wildlife habitat down the scenic Bow Balley Parkway to the Johnston Canyon trailhead. From here, you will embark on a splendid icewalk tour with views of spectacular icefalls towering above you and the deep gorge below.

Traverse the accessible steel catwalks imbedded in the rock walls of Johnston Canyon leading you to the gigantic pillars of ice at the Lower and Upper Falls where many ice climbers love to play.

Prices from
Ages 8-12$44

Icewalk tour includes

  • Ice cleats and hiking poles
  • Friendly, certified guides
  • Hot chocolate and maple cookie snacks
  • Pick-ups available from most local Banff hotels.

Tour Departures

Tour Dates Departure Time   Tour Length Elevation
Morning tour 16 Nov – 21 Apr 2019 8:30 AM 4 Hours 5.4 km (3.4 mi) 135 m (443 ft)
Afternoon tour 6 Dec – 21 Apr 2019 1:30 PM 4 Hours 5.4 km (3.4 mi) 135 m (443 ft)
Evening tour* 6 Dec – 9 Mar 2019 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 2.2 km (1.4 mi) 65 m (213 ft)
Evening tour* 10 Mar – 15 Apr 2019 7:30 PM 2.5 Hours 2.2 km (1.4 mi) 65 m (213 ft)


  • *Evening Tours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday only
  • Advance reservations required
  • 48 hours cancellation notice required
  • Please remember to bring warm clothing including, hats, gloves and warm boots. Ski wear is strongly recommended

Questions? Contact our Local Experts

A member of our team will respond within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).

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