Banff Caves, Cliffs & Canyons
A short ten-minute trail leads to the canyon, where visitors can view the Mistaya River, which has delicately sculpted this gorge, leaving many circular potholes in the canyon walls. The trail can be accessed 71 km (44 mi) north of Lake Louise, on the west side the Icefields Parkway.
One of Banff's most popular trails, the self-guided interpretive trail through Johnston Canyon along Johnston Creek leads 5.6 km (3.5 mi) to the Ink Pots--six cool, blue-green springs--past the Lower and Upper falls. Access the trail head 26 km (16.25 mi) west of Banff on Highway 1A.