Johnston Canyon is located in the heart of beautiful Banff national park and is easily accessible from the Bow Valley Parkway.
It’s an easy walk to the canyon from the highway where you can see the waterway flowing through the canyon before ending up in Bow River far to the south.
The Johnston Canyon ice walk is one of the most popular outings in the National Park due to its easy accessibility, and choice of great walks.
Visitors have the option of a short 600 metre paved walk to the lower falls, but if you trek another thirty minutes you’ll be rewarded by some spectacular scenery at the ‘Must See’ Upper Falls.
You can then travel further up an unpaved path to reach the Ink Pots, but the trail can get slippery so it is well worth considering snowshoes and cleats.