JOHNSTON CANYON OVERVIEW
Johnston Canyon is one of the major attractions in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. The closest airport to fly into is Calgary International Airport. After you land at Calgary, rent a car and drive about 1.5 hours to get to Banff.
Located about 25km (about 30 minute drive) from the town of Banff, Johnston Canyon is perhaps the busiest hiking trail in Banff National Park due to well maintained and easy and paved roads and beautiful sights at the two waterfalls.
The Canyon is formed by erosion of Johnston Creek as it approaches the Bow River. The creek has cut through limestone rocks to form the canyon walls over thousands of years.
The main activity at Johnston Canyon is an easy and short “hike” that allows visitors to see the beauty of 2 waterfalls (Lower and Upper falls). For the more adventurous visitors, they can hike down to the “hidden Cave” located near the Upper Falls at Johnston Canyon.