Johnston Canyon – Ice Walk

The Johnston Canyon hike on the Bow Valley Parkway is always popular during the summer months. It’s a short trail with very gradual elevation gain.While it’s nice in the summer the amount of people on the trail can be a deterrent, my preference is to go during the winter months when it’s quieter. (A bit delayed considering it’s now June)

Trail conditions during the winter vary quite a bit. On a trip in December the trail was pretty much sold ice, while a trip shortly after New Years had some packed snow on the trail – best to bring along some sort of traction device for the icier/downhill portions.

Johnston Canyon Trail

Johnston Creek

Lower Falls

Looking back to Lower Falls

Between the Lower and Upper Falls there are a couple other small falls visible from the trail.

Waterfalls along the trail

Stella Falls and the Ships Prow

The upper falls are popular with ice climbers during winter months

Upper Falls at Night

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