Ice Walks

Banff Ice Walks are truly a unique experience of Banff in the wintertime. We’re proud to operate all three icewalk tours in and around the National Park. Sub-zero temperatures turn the mighty waterfalls into glittering pillars of ice. Suspended in time, these frozen falls look like they are from another world.

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4 Hours · 8+

Johnston Canyon Icewalk®

From $94 / person
2.5 Hours · 8+

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

From $94 / person
4 Hours · 8+

Grotto Canyon Icewalk

From $94 / person
Time varies · 8+

Icewalk + Nightrise Banff Gondola

$145 / person
Time varies · 8+

Icewalk + Paint Pots Snowshoe

$170 / person
Time varies · 8+

Banff Tour + Icewalk

$159 / person
Time varies · 8+

Grotto Canyon Icewalk + Public Sleigh Ride

$127 / person
Time varies · 8+

Icewalk + Banff Gondola

$140 / person

More About Banff National Park Ice Walks

The most popular Banff Walk in winter – Johnston Canyon Icewalk®

You’ll visit the narrow gorge of Johnston Canyon in Banff which has a network of steel catwalks built into the canyon walls so you can walk right along this cathedral of ice. Wander through a natural cave to gaze down at the flowing waters of the Johnston Canyon lower falls. Continue onto the spectacular upper falls — a glittering tower of ice that rises 30 metres above your head.

Hike the Johnston Canyon Trail at night 

Want to add a touch of extra drama to your experience? Head back after dark on our night-time Johnston Canyon evening Icewalk® where your headlamp illuminates the way on the first leg of the trip, and the starlight and moonlight take you back.
Grotto Canyon Trail Icewalk in Canmore
Looking for that hidden gem? Grotto Canyon Icewalk gives you a second icewalk option with fewer crowds. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will lead you along a frozen creek bed through a narrow canyon to see ancient native pictographs.

Highlights of Banff winter hikes

Choose from three unique canyon ice walk tours in and around Banff
On your incredible winter hike in Banff, you’ll see some frozen waterfalls – the magnificent mounds of ice.
Watch for wolves, moose, elk, and coyotes while traveling through the Bow Valley Parkway wildlife corridor
Included in every Banff Icewalk tour are ice cleats to keep you steady on your feet, hot chocolate to warm your heart, and our famous maple cookies to make you smile!

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Are you wondering what to add to your Summer in Banff itinerary? 

Here are some ideas to add to your bucket list:

1. Explore new heights with a Via Ferrata Climbing Tour.
2. Seek adventure on a Horseback Riding Tour.
3. Venture to the Columbia Icefield.
4. Encounter bears on a Grizzly Tour.
5. Experience the iconic lakes of Banff National Park.
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Summer is on the Horizon! ☀️

You’ve never seen Banff like this before. With longer and sunnier days ahead, this is your chance to maximize your experience at Banff National Park and beyond. Longer days mean more time to explore and have epic adventures with us at Discover Banff Tours. 

Step 1: Head to www.banfftours.com!
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Have you ever heard of Fireweed? Well, it is a symbol of resilience and renewal and can be located in sunny open areas in Banff and beyond. With its rapid growth after fires and nutritious benefits, it truly is nature's healer. 

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Are you visiting us on one of our tours soon? 

Our team has curated 3 things to know before visiting Banff National Park in May!

1. Pack layers! While temperatures can be warmer during the day, it tends to drop at night. Be prepared for temperature changes by packing layers to accommodate both. 

2. May is in the shoulder season. The park is less crowded for a more enjoyable experience. Take in the sights and sounds of nature with a more intimate experience.

3. May means more options. While snow has started to thaw in lower altitudes, many of the ski lodges are still in service through the middle of the month. You could quite literally go on a hiking and ski adventure on the same day. 

What are some questions you have about Banff in late spring? Drop them below! ⬇️

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We heard that you and the crew are coming to visit Banff National Park this summer. Did you know that we offer over SIXTY types of tours and then some? ⛰️

Tag your travel buddy and finish planning that Banff visit ASAP. ⬇️
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The wait is over! Our Columbia Icefield Parkway tour season is starting this weekend and the opening day is fully booked! But don't worry, you can still grab your spot for May. Check out our calendar and book your journey into the heart of the Rockies on banfftours.com
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