Johnston Canyon

Banff, Alberta

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Catwalks and view platforms permit a unique variety of vantage points for enjoying this remarkable canyon and its waterfalls. The Lower Falls can be reached in 1.2 km. A narrow cave permits a close-up view of these falls as well as a taste of its spray. The more dramatic Upper Falls are reached at km 2.7. You pass five other minor falls en route. Tufa—colourful rock deposits from dripping springs—can be seen, especially at the Upper Falls. Johnston Canyon is one of only three sites in Alberta where nesting sites of black swifts have been found. Dippers also frequent the fast-moving water and its spray.

Johnston Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Catwalks and view platforms permit a unique variety of vantage points for enjoying this remarkable canyon and its waterfalls. The Lower Falls can be reached in 1.2 km. A narrow cave permits a close-up view of these falls as well as a taste of its spray. The more dramatic Upper Falls are reached at km 2.7. You pass five other minor falls en route.

Tufa—colourful rock deposits from dripping springs—can be seen, especially at the Upper Falls. Johnston Canyon is one of only three sites in Alberta where nesting sites of black swifts have been found. Dippers also frequent the fast-moving water and its spray."

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Banff
Distance: 1.7
Elevation Gain: 510 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 1.25 hours
Season: Best in summer months
Local Contacts: Banff National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Johnston Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

7/23/2017
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Love love love this hike!!!


8/10/2009
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This 1.7 mile hike is one of the most popular in Banff National Park, yet beautiful enough to make the crowds worth it. (Date hiked: August 10, 2009.) Read the full write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2009/09/28/canadian-rockies-hiking-to-johnston-canyon-falls/



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May 2018