Author: mazda

3-3.5 hours Tour

Drive 10 minutes north of Jasper for an ice-walk adventure you won’t soon forget.

Named for its atmosphere, Maligne Canyon is the deepest canyon in the park. The hardiest souls climb its sheets of ice, but anyone can strap on anti-slip cleats to venture through the frozen canyon.

This is one of Jasper’s most popular and impressive winter adventures. Your tour guide will take you to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon – the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park – where you will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. You will learn about Jasper’s Maligne Valley, Karst topography, and the mystery of the “disappearing” Medicine Lake.

The Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour is a great option for anyone who does not ski or snowboard. Or if you are in for the week, get a full morning in on the slopes and then head into the Canyon for the afternoon.  The Icewalk Tour covers approximately 3.5 kms (2.1 miles) and is mostly downhill.

Participants are required to dress appropriately for the weather. Pick-ups and drop-offs available from all Jasper accommodations.  Please indicate your shoe size when booking as warm boots ice cleats will be provided.

Accessible natural beauty

Carved steeply into the limestone bedrock by thousands of years of water erosion, the dramatic Johnston Canyon is a must-visit natural attraction in Banff National Park. Overhanging canyon walls, waterfalls, the deep pools of Johnston Creek, and lush forest are sure to leave a memorable impression. And it can all be experienced via an an easy hike along smooth trails and catwalks, making it ideal for families and people of all fitness levels and ages.

Summer & Fall
During spring, summer, and fall, take a walk up the canyon to view the Lower and Upper Falls. Along the way there are many viewpoints from which you can look over the canyon and down to the deep blue creek below.
The trail to the Lower Falls is fairly flat and smooth, initially through forest and then on catwalks besides Johnston Creek and up into the canyon. Don’t miss the short tunnel through the canyon rock to a viewing platform a couple metres from the falls – just don’t be surprised if you get misted with water.

WINTER
During the winter months (December to April), Johnston Canyon is a favourite place to go ice walking and ice climbing. The Upper Falls freeze during the winter and make for excellent beginner and advanced ice climbing. Although ice climbing might sound rather daunting, with proper instruction complete beginners can climb simple routes – if you can climb a ladder, you can climb a frozen waterfall! Guided trips and instruction are available from several providers in Banff and Lake Louise.
Ice walking is another great way to experience Johnston Canyon during the winter. Guided tours are a good option – you will be provided with all the gear you need to safely and enjoyably walk up the canyon and the opportunity to learn about its striking features.

TRAIL TO THE INK POTS
If you are looking for a longer hike and some more solitude than the canyon, you could try the trail beyond the Upper Falls to the Ink Pots. The Ink Pots are seven pools of green coloured mineral springs located in an open meadow about 3 kilometres on from the Upper Falls.

AMENITIES
There are washrooms at the parking lot, and a gift shop and restaurant open during summer at the Johnston Canyon Resort. The trail to the Lower Falls is stroller and wheelchair accessible – after that there are a few steps

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Don’t forget your bathing suit…

This One Hour Tour includes:

  • Life Jacket
  • Professional Captain
  • River Guide