Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Walking Tours

White Mountain Adventures

Trek through Johnston Canyon to a world of frozen waterfalls and pillars of blue ice. Learn about the formation of the canyon, pick out fossil corals in the rocks, and photograph the incredible pillars of ice as you walk through the canyon bottom and over suspended catwalks. 

What you can expect

1/1:30 pm - Banff Hotel Pickups
2:00 pm - Arrive at Johnston Canyon Trailhead
2:15 pm - Begin walking/hiking tour through Johnston Canyon
3:00 pm - Arrive Lower Falls
3:30 pm - ​Arrive Upper Falls
4:30 pm - Return to Trailhead
​5/5:30 pm - Drop off in Banff


4 hours


  • Warm winter coat
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Athletic shoes, winter boots, or hiking boots

Weather requirements

  • Winter wear appropriate for the day's weather
  • Temperatures in the canyon will be colder than in Banff


  • Close up views of frozen waterfalls
  • Perfect activity for the whole family
  • Professional interpretive guide
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • You won't want to miss the "cathedral of ice" grand finale


  • Easy to moderate difficulty level
  • Snowshoe through 5.4km of snowy terrain with a 120m elevation
  • DAILY tours

Meet location

Pick up from Banff hotel will be pre-arranged



  • Suitable for reasonably fit individuals ages 8+

Cancellation / Refund

  • Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to departure time, unless otherwise informed.  Cancellations within 48 hours will not be refunded
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions, but if the temperature is below -24 Celsius (-11 Fahrenheit) or tours are unable to run there will be a full refund for all guests or there will be the option to rebook for a different day
  • If you are not at your pickup location on time, the guide will leave without you and you will not be refunded

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

This activity is available on request.

Number of guests allowed

Up to 12 guests

Minimum time to book before

2 hours


  • Pricing includes professional Interpretive guide, gondola and chairlift tickets, pickup and drop off from Banff, ice cleats, hot chocolate and cookies

Regular rate

Adult (aged 19 – 85) $68.00 CAD
Youth (aged 12 – 18) $68.00 CAD
Child (aged 8 – 12) $42.00 CAD

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