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There are 3 different Ice Walk tours available in and around Banff.

Johnston Canyon IceWalk ®

The Canadian Tourism Commission has awarded the Johnston Canyon IceWalk as a Canadian Signature Experience – essentially an adventure that shouldn’t be missed!Must Do in Banff

On the Johnston Canyon IceWalk® there are some wildlife watching opportunities on the Bow Valley Parkway wildlife corridor, so your small group (max 12) will keep a keen eye out for wolves, moose, elk and coyotes.

When we arrive at the canyon, we make sure our guests are safe and comfortable, by providing ice-cleats that strap on over your winter shoes which make walking on the sometimes icy trail, simple.  There are so many stories we can share once inside the canyon, from the gold and silver swindle of ‘Silver City’, to pointing out the tiny ancient seabed fossils that dot the canyon walls, to modern day thrill seekers ice-climbing adventures.  Our guides transform a beautiful hike into a winter experience.

This tour departs in the morning and afternoon and a shorter, but equally special nighttime tour with headlamps and uplights.

Grotto Canyon IceWalk

A short drive just outside Banff National Park, inside the Grotto Canyon, we actually walk on the frozen creek bed, through a narrow canyon, to a weeping ice waterfall.  Ice climbers can also be seen in this area, but you could easily miss the highlight of the Grotto Canyon IceWalk  – the ancient native pictographs, if it’s not pointed out to you. There is now a theory that one of the symbols could be a Kokapelli, a flute player painted in ochre, used only by the Hopi people, some 500-1300 years ago

All these IceWalks offer a unique winter experience for visitors from close and far away.

Call our friendly help desk to book: 1.888.313.6161

Banff’s Most Popular Ice Walking Tours:

Grotto Canyon Icewalk » Departure Information: 8:30 am daily, Season dates - December 11th to April 3rd

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff

Johnston Canyon Icewalk AM » Departure Information: 8:30 am daily, Season dates - November 20th to April 10th

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff

Johnston Canyon Icewalk PM » Departure Information: 1:30 pm daily, Season dates - December 12th to April 3rd

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk » Departure Information: 6:30 pm daily, Season dates - December 11th to April 10th. » Lower Falls only

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff

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Discover Banff Tours began as a humble tour company in 1999 providing small personalized tours with an emphasis on guest-guide interaction. They've since grown into the premier tour operator in the Canadian Rockies, offering more activities and options than any other company. Their year-round tours show off the best highlights and landmarks and are sure to leave fantastic memories and bragging rights for a lifetime.

*All rates, availability and tours are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed until fully confirmed.