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Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk provided by Discover Banff Tours

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk
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from $104.54 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827P30
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Ice cleats • Hiking pole • Souvenir headlamp to keep • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
Exclusions
Optional gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Ice cleats • Hiking pole • Souvenir headlamp to keep • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
Exclusions
Optional gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 8 years. All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years and older.
All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.
Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip including hats, mittens, and warm boots. A detailed list of items to wear and bring is provided on your voucher.
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Bow Valley Parkway
  • 1
    Johnston Canyon
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Light your way through this narrow, water-formed canyon as your small group follows your guide to the Canyon’s lower falls. The suspended catwalks, built into the limestone walls, make this an easy trip for everyone. Along the way, your guide will highlight unique features by powerful flashlight and pause for moments of darkness and quiet to foster an appreciation for spending time in the canyon at night. At the turn around point, your guide will illuminate the expanding ice that encases the rushing water and escort you through a natural tunnel onto the viewing platform, beside the cascading Lower Falls themselves. Warm up with hot chocolate and maple cookies while you look around the Lower Falls, the turnaround point. The return journey is your opportunity to travel without your headlamp (should you wish!). You’ll be amazed as to how quickly your eyes adjust to the darkness, enough for you to travel through the pine forest guided only by the ambient light of the moon and the stars above your head. What to expect: • Walking Time: 1 - 1.5 hours • Return Distance: 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometers) • Elevation Gain: 213 feet (65 meters)
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Fx Simard
11 contributions
Amazing experience
Just did the evening icewalk yesterday night and it was incredible. Our guide Neil was super kind, polite, helpful and more importantly extremely funny. Keep up the good work!
Written 28 February 2021
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Stephane
2 contributions
Unique experience, enjoyed it and highly recommended!
Feb 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience with Discover Banff Tours, and our guide Jeff. Picked us up from our hotel, heard some great stories from Jeff on our drive up, and walked through Johnston Canyon under the moon lit sky. Equipment all provided, and kept our headlamps afterwards. Our group didnt want to use lights throughout the walk, which was a great experience and definitely increased other senses. Very easy walk, delicious hot chocolate and cookies, and Jeff took pictures of us while stopping at various points to ensure we were all okay and to speak to some interesting things along the way. Would recommend this unique experience to everyone, thank you Discover Banff Tours and Jeff!
Written 21 February 2021
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AndreaD1969
Alberta, Canada38 contributions
Wonderful way to spend an evening in Banff
Feb 2021
Wonderful tour! Especially when Mother Nature cooperates for a mild evening. Small group, knowledgeable and personable guide.
Written 21 February 2021
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Meredith A
San Mateo, CA6 contributions
Beautiful and educational
Mar 2020
Beautiful hike during a snowy, winter night. We didn't see any nightlife or stars since it was snowing, but that didn't stop us from learning a lot and seeing the beautiful canyon! It was surprisingly brightener than we anticipated so we didn't need our headlamps the full time, which made it even more exciting! Nick was full of knowledge and seemed genuinely happy to be there. I loved going at night because it made a simple hike, more mysterious. Hot chocolate and maple cookies at the end were a nice touch.
Written 14 March 2020
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dotc2015
Arizona97 contributions
Oh, the stars!
Mar 2020
Very cold night so many layers of clothes. Tour company loaned snow boots, cleats, poles. Headlamps provided. Denise is an amateur astronomer and night sky photographer - delightfully passionate and knowledgeable. She got us to turn off our headlamps part way up the canyon, let our eyes adjust and star gaze in the perfect darkness. Once accustomed to the dark we walked to the lower falls without headlamps - a little disconcerting but magic. Hot chocolate and maple cookies at the falls. A great evening.
Written 13 March 2020
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LillyWales
Wales836 contributions
Winter Wonderland
Mar 2020
A beautiful place to hike and take in the winter landscape. It’s not likely that you will see much wildlife because the tracks are well travelled and you frequently pass other walkers (unless you go off the beaten track which could be dangerous) because of the caverns and rock structures underneath the snow and ice.
Very beautiful natural ice and snow sculptures. Not too challenging a walk.
Written 11 March 2020
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Sharon S
Andover, UK55 contributions
Great evening walk
Mar 2020 • Couples
Just returned from a snowy chilly evening tour with our great guide Neil. It was snowing all the time and the roads were covered but we were safe in his care. Lovely stroll up into Johnson’s Canyon with several stops to learn about how it was created, fossils and the hot chocolate/cookie stop welcome on a chilly evening -11. Would recommend both day and night tours with this great company. Thanks Neil for all your knowledge and insight.
Written 7 March 2020
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Doug P
Woodstown, NJ128 contributions
Evening Ice Hike up the Canyon
Feb 2020
We were picked up at our hotel by our guide, Jeff. A very knowledgeable gentleman, he took our group up the canyon on a perfectly clear - and moonless - night. We were provided head lamps, but often walked in the darkness so we could take in the whole experience. I don't believe we have ever seen so many stars so clearly, being urban dwellers. The hike was not overly strenuous, so it would be a good experience for virtually anyone as long as they don't mind the cold ;) We highly recommend this excursion if you are in Banff.
Written 25 February 2020
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foodnut003
San Diego, CA103 contributions
Wonderful experience!
Feb 2020
We had a great guide-Andrew (try to reserve with him). Let us experience the night without our headlights on a couple of occasions which was really special. His knowledge of the constellations/astronomy and the wildlife/park was wonderful. So quiet during the evening hours. The hotel pick-up was appreciated and relieved us of one more detail.
Written 23 February 2020
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Isabella K
8 contributions
Great Tour!!
Feb 2020 • Friends
I loved the Night Johnston Canyon ice walk lead by Jeff. I personally liked the all-inclusive aspect of this tour because we did not rent a car. Banff is super easy to get around town, so I felt like these tours got us out into nature where we could not have easily gotten without renting a car. I always felt very safe. Our tour guides were knowledgeable, kind, and passionate. You could tell they all loved their jobs. I was very impressed. If you are like me and like to learn about the area you are in from a tour guide, I highly recommend Discover Banff tours.
Written 13 February 2020
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First Canmore Ghost Walk of the 2021 season a great success. Thanks Candace!
Our tour guide Candace was great! This is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful scenery while hearing about some o
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Definitely don’t want to miss out on this!
Excellent evening walk, the girls were exceptional guides. I am sorry I forgot the new girls name, but she did a gr
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It was a great tour with history.
It was a really good tour that had some local history with stories of ghosts and haunting. Nothing too scary.
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Excellent
My daughter (8 years old) and I went to the Glacier with Jeff who is great guy. He was nice and great. We did few s
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Breathtaking
I did this hike on the first week of April, with Jeff. What made the ice walk amazing was that Jeff kept it lively
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Johnston Canyon Ice Walk With Anick
Anick was our guide on this trip, she was very informative and entertaining. The scenery was amazing. Well worth th
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Great View
Anick was our guide; she was funny and gave us a brief history of the canyon and lots of interesting facts. She was
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Johnston canyon
We had a great time doing the Johnston Canyon afternoon hike today with Jeff as our tour guide . He was very knowl
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Ice fairytale in Banff
I went on a winter tour to the Johnson Canyon. Our guide, Anick, was very knowledgeable, fun, and accomodating. Gre
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Very awesome day
Annik is a great guide!! She was very informative and provided a safe hike. All protocols were followed and felt
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Great hike!
We travelled March 2021. Since the Banff Parkway is closed, we thought we’d try Banff Tours and Annick, our guide
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Fabulous day!
Our tour was great! We took the Johnston Canyon ice walk tour and had a great day. Our tour guide (Todd, I believ
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Johnston Canyon walk with Anick
Anick from Discover Banff was an outstanding tour guide for our winter walk in Johnston Canyon! Highly recommend t
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