Hike in a Frozen Canyon in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies – Departing from Banff


  • Enjoying a “signature experience”, according to the Canadian tourist office

  • Going on a hike in a frozen canyon

  • The breathtaking views from the footbridges on the side of the canyon

  • The commentary and anecdotes from a specialized guide

Essential info*

Duration 4hrs, 2hrs

  • English

Starting time 8:30 AM, 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Set off for a “signature experience” in Canada exploring a frozen canyon in the heart of Banff National Park!

Head away from Banff on the Bow Valley Parkway scenic route. On the way, you might meet some moose, elk, coyotes or even wolves.

Named a “signature experience” by the Canadian tourist office, this hike will show you Johnston Canyon in the middle of winter. You will walk along metal passageways on the side of the wall. From these footbridges, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the canyon below.

Your guide will tell you all about the history and flora and fauna of the canyon.


When you book, you will be asked to choose the time of your hike:

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

The evening hike takes place in the dark. The canyon will be lit up and you will be provided with a headlamp 

Good to know

  • Availability: every day for the morning and afternoon hike; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the evening hike, from late November to mid-April (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: 8:30am, 1:30pm or 6:30pm (or 7:30pm at the end of the season)
  • Duration: 4 hrs. for the morning and afternoon hikes, 2 hrs. 30 mins for the evening hike
  • Languages: English
  • Departure point: your hotel in Banff
  • Please note: for safety reasons, you will not walk directly on the ice
  • You will walk 5.4km/3.4 miles with an ascent of 135m/442 feet
  • Children under the age of 8 years may not participate in this activity
  • The hike takes place in small groups of up to 12 people
  • Don’t forget to wrap up warm. Ski clothes are recommended
  • The local service provider reserves the right to cancel this activity in the event of adverse weather conditions. In this case, an alternative date or a refund will be offered
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 3 days prior to the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Hike in a frozen canyon
  • Use of hiking equipment (crampons, walking poles)
  • The services of a professional guide (commentary in English)
  • A snack
  • A souvenir (evening hike only)
  • Being picked up from your hotel in Banff

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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