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hiking
7 days ago

Nice little trail. Light snow makes some spots slippery, I’d bring some spikes for your boots.

Can get icy spikes are recommended for the winter if you head past lower falls. I usually stop here and then head to the upper falls. Lots to see at Johnston Canyon

Always one of my favourites to do especially in the winter!! Will have to go up to ink pots in the summer

hiking
27 days ago

November 11, 2018. Beautiful canyon/river trail. Man-made trail structures throughout. If you have hiked before, this trail will not be a challenge except for the sometimes icy conditions. Good traction hiking boots are a must or a traction device (spikes/cleats) if you are not used to packed snow/icy conditions. This trail is pretty busy so do not expect to be alone with nature. Crowds aside, the canyon and falls are worth it. Enjoy!

Nov 10 beautiful frozen falls. I recommend crampons. Even good hiking boots still slip in some areas.
Washrooms are on site..

I climbed the rocks but there is a path behind it as well. Beyond belief beautiful.

The hike isn't that long and is very easy and the views are absolutely breathtaking!! Definitely the most beautiful and crystal clear lake close to Banff!! My oldest son even drank water from the lake.

Nice views, but the high amount of tourists ruin this “hike.” I’d go elsewhere if your looking for something peaceful and remote.

Definitely worth the trip!

late fall is great for serenity, as I heard it gets quite busy.

October 27
10/10 waterfalls!! we went all the way to the Upper Falls. there's some icy patches to watch out for, but we did fine wearing blundstones and runners. arrived by 10AM and the parking lot still had 40% of its spaces remaining :) would go again

Great family hike that is so kid friendly this is an extremely busy from spring thaw to early September hike that is used by many different skill levels.

Easy hike. Nice views and not so crowded. In parts the trail is a bit icy, but it's walkable.

walking
1 month ago

Very beautiful little walk year round!

Loved it even though it is fairly well traveled with other hikers. Also recommend using crampons or some such device if the Park's trail conditions reports suggest it. We did not get very far since the trails were complete ice that day but were able to enjoy some by holding onto the railings.

October 9
Cool hike, great views of the canyone and walking right above it on the path and grates. Very icy though, high fall risk, crampons suggested. The only problem with this hike being the amount of people there (high) and the amount of people falling and basically scrambling not to fall because of the ice.

Loved this hike easy for the kids close to our place in Invermere enjoyed the drive into Brisco stunning in the fall. The falls were intense and beautiful. Hubby braved the top edge but I didn’t get too close to edge haha. Great scenery easy for beginners or kids. We’ll be back again on our Kootney adventures

Favourite lake in Banff!! ❤️

Very short but worth the visit! Super easy walk, no spikes needed but it’s muddy so hiking boots best. Very pretty self guided hike with a nice waterfall at the end. Almost too short!

Lovely hike but you will want micro spikes especially for the trek up to the upper Falls. So many people slipping and sliding without them. Parking was no problem at 9:30 in a Thursday. Not crowded at all. But bring spikes!

Easy hike. Current snowy/icy conditions add a little more difficulty to get up to upper falls. Not as crowded due to overcast weather and trail conditions.

Nice trail but too many people!

If there is one must do hike in the Canadian Rockies .. must be this one for the view .. easy, short, breathtaking view!!

Great trail! Just very very icy. Only could make it up because of railings. If you don’t have spikes, very difficult with snow/ice. Otherwise would be very easy. Can’t wait to come back and do again.

Love hiking at Sunshine so peaceful and the views are amazing larch especially wonderful to watch as they turn golden and shed their needles flowers in spring and fall can highly compare to many other hikes but hard to compare Sunshine s Latches and trails

easy walk to the top

Easy walk with exceptionally stunning views!

Prefect spot to propose, and she said yes

These canyon trails are just magnificent! Such an amazing walk. Make sure you go up close to the falls!!

Beautiful but busy boardwalk hike at gondola end. Several stairs/steps may be difficult for some, but for us was a nice way to end the day after a more strenuous hike. Lovely views for minimal effort, if you take the gondola up and back!

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