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Banff: Johnston Canyon Hike to the Ink Pots

Product ID: 259022
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Hike through one of the most iconic canyons in the Canadian Rockies and enjoy the great mountain scenery, waterfalls in the spring, summer and fall, or icefalls in winter.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Try to spot the endangered migratory Black Swift
  • Enjoy beautiful views of waterfalls or icefalls throughout the canyon
  • Peer over the walkways straight down into the canyon
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna from your guide
Full description
Hike up through Johnston's Canyon on walkways extended into the canyon. Enjoy beautiful views while passing waterfalls or icefalls, depending on the time of year. Walk through the home of the migratory and endangered Black Swift. Look out for this reclusive creature, try to see a dipper poking its head in the water, and listen for the sounds of the raven.

Learn about the flora, fauna, and geology of the Canadian Rockies. After hiking through the canyon enjoy the quiet hum of the forest before arriving at a cool spring, the Ink Pots, with great views of Mt. Ishbel. Enjoy some time to relax at the Ink Pots before returning back to the carpark.
Includes
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet out front of the Black Swift Cafe at Johnston Canyon for 10:30 AM to complete an orientation, waivers, and medical forms before leaving on the hike.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Please come prepared for mountain weather, it can rain or snow any day of the year in the mountains
• Should you be joining the tour between the months of October and April, please forward the supplier the shoe size of the people in your party as they will need to fit ice grippers to your shoes
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Product ID: 259022