Highway 1A, Banff, AB T1L 1A9, Canada
Walking in a winter wonderlandBring your ice cleats for a breathtaking walk through Johnston Canyon’s sparkling walls of ice. In the summer, this canyon near Banff is full of rushing water, but in winter it freezes over, creating icicles and slick cliffs. You can head out on your own or book a guided tour of the canyon. If you’re feeling more adventurous, get your crampons and ice pick to find out why ice climbers from all over the world flock to Banff National Park. Or if you'd prefer a peaceful walk, snowshoe along any number of mountain trails; try Johnson Lake Trail for an easy outing, or Tunnel Mountain Trail for a more strenuous trek.