AAA Editor Notes
Johnston Canyon is 18 km (11 mi.) w. of the town of Banff on the Bow Valley Pkwy. (Hwy. 1A). An uphill hike to one or both of the two waterfalls at this canyon follows a paved pathway through a wooded area along Johnston Creek. Observation points along the way allow for scenic views of the rushing water. The pathway soon becomes more of a catwalk that is literally attached to the canyon wall.
The Lower Falls are reached after a hike of about 1.1 kilometres (.7 mi.); the trail continues another 1.7 kilometres (1 mi.) to the Upper Falls.
Note: This is a popular day-use area, and the parking lot can become crowded.