Banff Ice Walks

A unique Winter experience, there are three different canyons to explore, each with special highlights!

*You should dress in ski wear for these trips, including hats, mitts and warm boots*

1) Ice Walk in Grotto Canyon

Walk on a frozen creek through a narrow gorge, past unusual rock formations, ancient Native rock art, and icefalls.

The history of the rock art and the geology of the mountains are at your fingertips as the guides explain their mystery. Ice climbers can be seen scaling the frozen waterfalls.

2) Ice Walk in Johnston Canyon

Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls that give an airy view of the canyon below. Travel through prime wildlife habitat on your way to the trail head and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed.

This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls.

3) Ice Walk and Campfire

Walk to historic Stewart Canyon Bridge under the night of the winter sky.

Explore along the shoreline of Lake Minnewanka, listen to the crackling of the frozen lake’s ice cap, and learn about the native history of the lake as your guide leads you to historic Stewart Canyon Bridge using headlamps. Finally warm up by the campfire, roast marshmallows, and savour a hot chocolate.

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Ice Walk in Grotto Canyon
Tour includes
Hot chocolate & a light snack
Ice cleats & hiking poles
Hotel pick up and drop off
Departs
Banff daily: 09:00 & 13:30
Canmore daily: 09:30 & 14:00
Available from Lake Louise
Duration
3.5 hours
Operates
15th Dec until 15th April
Cost
Adult CAN$59.00
Child (8-12yrs) CAN$30.00
Return Distance
4.2 km
Elevation Gain
100 m

Ice Walk in Johnston Canyon
Tour includes
Hot chocolate & a light snack
Ice cleats & hiking poles
Hotel pick up and drop off
Departs
Banff daily: 08:30 & 13:30
Available from Lake Louise
Duration
4 hours
Operates
1st Dec until 15th April
Cost
Adult CAN$59.00
Child (8-12yrs) CAN$30.00
Return Distance
5.4 km
Elevation Gain
135 m

Ice Walk and Campfire
Tour includes
Hot chocolate & a marshmallows
  Headlamp
Ice cleats & hiking poles
Hotel pick up and drop off
Departs
Banff Sun & Tues: 18:30
Lake Louise (please enquire)
Duration
2.5 hours
Operates
15th Dec until 15th April
Cost
Adult CAN$45.00
Child (8-12yrs) CAN$25.00
Return Distance
2.0 km
Elevation Gain
Minimal
grotto canyon johnston canyon ice walk & campfire
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