Ice Walks Tour

Operated by: Banff Adventures
Ice Walks Tour, Ice Walks Tour
74.00 (CAD)

Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls in a 4 hour tour. First meet your guide when he picks you up from your Banff Hotel, then arrive to the Banff National Park where you will go through prime wildlife habitat on your way to the trailhead and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was, ending your tour back to your warm hotel.

  • Travel through prime wildlife habitat.
  • Walk through a natural cave feature for a unique view of the lower falls.
  • Ice climbers can often be seen scaling.

AVAILABILITY

Monday to Sunday

DURATION

4 Hours

START LOCATION

Your Hotel in Banff

END LOCATION

Your Hotel in Banff

TOUR LANGUAGE

English

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Detailed Description

This ice walk of 4 hours offers you the possibility to visit the narrow gorge of Johnston Canyon which has a network of steel catwalks built into the walls that allows you to walk right along this cathedral of ice. First meet your guide when he peaks you up in your hotel in Banff, then you will be taken to the Banff National Park.

From here you will be provided with ice cleats that make walking on the sometimes icy trail, simple. Start hiking on the network of steel walkways you will be able to wander through a natural cave to gaze down at the flowering waters of the lower falls.

Continue onto the awe inducing upper falls, a glittering tower of ice that rise 30 meters above your head. These gigantic pillars of ice are the tour highlight and ice climbers can often be seen scaling the frozen columns.

Also, you will travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed. This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls to the breathtaking, famous upper icefalls.

You can head back after dark on the night time tour of the Johnston Canyon where your headlamp illuminates the way on the first leg of the trip. At your 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. At the end warm up with hot chocolate and maple cookies and prepared to be taken back to your hotel.

Ticket Price (CAD)
Adults (P/P) 74.00 (CAD)
Children (4-12 years) 42.00 (CAD)

8:30 AM

Starts Tour 1 Daily


1:30 PM

Starts Tour 2 Daily


6:30 PM

Starts Evening Tour/ Available (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays)


Ice Walks Tour includes:

- Hotel pick up and drop off in Banff
- Tour guide
- Ice cleats and hiking poles
- Snack and hot chocolate.

- Guests should dress in ski wear for these trips including hats, mitts and warm boots.
- Minimum age is 8 years old.

All tours are subject to a 48 hour cancellation policy.

No refund will be provided if cancelled within 48 hours of the tour time.

Group bookings of 10 or more are subject to a 7 day cancellation policy.

  1. Where can I see a grizzly bear?

    As animals are wild, there is no set schedule or placing for viewing wildlife. If you would like a guaranteed bear siting, you can enjoy our Discover Grizzly Bear tour which visits the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear refuge from June to September.

  2. How far is Lake Louise?

    Lake Louise is located 45 minutes west of Banff. You can take the Trans Canada HWY 1 West, or the more scenic route of the Bow Valley Parkway.

  3. Do I need Canadian funds?

    As Banff is a Canadian city, the currency used is Canadian dollars. Some stores and hotels may accept US dollars, but it is safest to carry Canadian funds and a credit card. A 5% Goods and Service Tax (GST) applies to all purchases (including food). Please make sure that you account for the tax when paying.

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