Johnston Canyon Hiking Area

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Johnston Canyon
Thousands of years of erosion are on display in this narrow canyon where the clear waters of Johnston Creek have cut through the soft limestone that make up the Canadian Rockies. The journey upstream is a series of turbulent white waters cascading into emerald green pools, all enclosed by colorful rock walls. The paved trail that takes you gently up leads to two sets of fall: the aptly named lower falls at the 1.1km mark and the upper falls at 2.7km. Suitable even for those with a stroller in tow, plan for 45 minutes return to reach the lower falls and an hour and a half to view the upper falls. Easy access does translate to crowds at this beautiful spot but you can still find solitude by hiking beyond the paved portion of the path, to the meadow above the canyon where the bubbling Ink Pots, seven mineral springs, await at the 5.8km mark.
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Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada