Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta
After Jasper, I drove down the Icefields Parkway and stopped at Lake Louise for 2 days. I ended up not taking any useful pictures because of forest fire smoke. After that, I drove to Calgary to pick up my wife on Aug 14. As we drove to stay at Banff on August 15, we stopped at Johnston Canyon.

As Johnston Creek approaches the Bow River, it flows through a large canyon formed by erosion over thousands of years. The creek has cut through the limestone rock to form sheer canyon walls, as well as waterfalls, tunnels, and pools.

A popular hiking trail follows the canyon and leads to a meadow within the Johnston Valley above the canyon. The first part of the trail consists of a constructed walkway with safety rails and bridges, while the last part of the trail is natural and more rugged.


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