Set out on a full day of winter exploration in the Canadian Rockies, immersing yourself in the crystalline beauty of Lake Louise, the mystique of frozen waterfalls, and more, coupled with local insights that only our expert guides know.
Johnston Canyon Explorer
Experience Banff's best winter hike & local secrets on the Bow Valley Parkway!
Experience Banff National Park’s premier winter hike & see the stunning wildlife of the Canadian Rockies!
Johnston Canyon’s Icy Allure: Traverse through the enchanting snow-draped Johnston Canyon. Your expert guide will lead you to the mesmerizing Lower Falls, where nature’s frozen artistry awaits. For the more adventurous, continue onward to the Upper Falls and witness grandeur on a whole new scale.
Bow Valley Parkway Revealed: As we travel en route to Johnston Canyon, we’ll make special stops at lesser-known viewpoints along the Bow Valley Parkway. Ready your camera for scenic shots that only locals are privy to!
Rekindle by the Fire pit: For those looking for a cozy end to the journey, snuggle up by a fire pit and immerse in the serenity of the surroundings, hot beverage in hand.
Did you know? This experience is part of our Ultimate Rockies Explorer package.
- Essential gear: ice cleats/crampons and hiking poles
- Intimate, small group guarantee (Max 13 guests)
- Hot drinks (hot chocolate, coffee or tea)
- High-roof passenger van transport with A/C and spare seats to maximize comfort
- Local expertise & skills: Our guides are equipped with winter driving training and photography skills to aid in immortalizing your memories
- Ice cold water refills (please BYO water bottle)
- Pick-up & drop-off at select Banff locations
- Tips for our dedicated guides (entirely optional but always appreciated)
- Alternate pick-up or drop-off points (available upon request)
8:30am – 9am: Pick-ups in Banff
9:15am – 9:35am: Bow Valley Parkway
9:45am – 11:45am: Johnston Canyon
12pm – 12:45pm: Bow Valley Parkway with secret locals viewpoint
1pm: Drop-offs in Banff
While this itinerary outlines a typical day, adjustments might be made based on weather or road conditions to ensure the best experience for our guests.
Travel in comfort in our air-conditioned and spacious high-roof passenger vans. Our vehicles are fitted with premium winter tires and recovery gear to ensure your safety on the icy & snowy roads.
We offer pick-up and drop-off from chosen Banff locations, options available at checkout.
Weather: We embark on our winter adventures irrespective of snow or sunshine! Only extreme weather conditions might call for a reschedule or refund.
What to wear: We recommend wearing winter boots and dressing in layers to stay warm and adapt to varying conditions. Wearing what you would wear skiing/snowboarding works great!
Accessibility: The tour is designed to accommodate various fitness levels. Participants are guided to the Lower Falls (approx. 2.5km total return trip) and have the option of continuing onto the Upper Falls (approx. 5km total return trip) or relaxing by the fire until the tour ends.