Sightseeing and Activities in Banff and Lake Louise from Banff Cabin Rentals
Sightseeing & Activities
Banff Sightseeing – Just One of Many Banff Activities
A mountain setting is a natural haven for a relaxing getaway, an exhilarating adventure or a family retreat. With endless possibilities for Rocky Mountain vacation ideas, a walk through Johnston Canyon and a stay at Johnston Canyon Resort should be high on your list of priorities.
A scenic drive on the Bow Valley Parkway, half an hour west of Banff town or half an hour east of Lake Louise town, will bring you to the renowned Johnston Canyon Resort and Cabin Rentals. This remote but popular roadside attraction features Johnston Canyon Resort – one of Banff ‘s top resorts – and a picturesque walking trail alongside a deep canyon. Seven beautiful waterfalls along the path make an ideal backdrop for Banff hiking, walking, sightseeing, photography, backpacking or other outdoor Banff activities, like Banff whitewater rafting or the Banff gondola!
Johnston Canyon – a Natural Choice for Banff Vacations
As you journey up the Canyon, the rugged wilderness is tamed by the well-used path and you are invited onward. Glimpses of wildlife can be seen along the trail – either in body or evidenced by tree markings. You can use your imagination to visual a bear scampering up that tree after being startled, or the elk marking its territory with its majestic rack.
The soothing waters of the creek provide background music on your trek and grow to a crescendo as you approach the Lower and Upper Falls. A viewing platform has been erected over the creek for the best possible view of the 40 m cascade of water of the Upper Falls. The trail continues on to the Ink Pots in a breath-taking open forest meadow. This 5.9 km (3.7 mile) easy to moderate hike is well worth adding to your list of Rocky Mountain vacation ideas.
What To Do in Banff - Sunny and Rainy Day Activities
“A short drive to Banff town or Lake Louise town takes you to a variety of activities…”
Johnston Canyon Resort is an ideal choice for your Banff accommodations. A short drive to Banff town or Lake Louise town takes you to a variety of activities such as swimming, horseback riding, climbing, biking, canoeing, a gondola ride or a short scenic hike. You may also want to consider visiting the remarkable Columbia Icefields or neighboring parks of Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper.
When the weather dampens outdoor pursuits (or even in the glorious sunshine), Banff shopping is always a popular choice for visitors, as is dining in any of the fine Banff restaurants. Visit a museum, shoot some pool, or take in a movie. No matter what Banff activities you choose, you will enjoy the splendour of the Rockies and our warm Canadian hospitality.
Rocky Mountain Vacation Ideas
Banff National Park is the oldest and most famous park in Canada. While many visitors head straight for the heart of this outdoor playground – Banff town or even Lake Louise town – many others search for Banff accommodations that take them out of the tourism mainstream and back to nature.
Johnston Canyon Resort offers a serene and relaxing Rocky Mountain experience, with Banff sightseeing and other outdoor activities available out your front cabin door. For a change of pace, its close proximity to Banff town and Lake Louise offers many more adventures just a short drive away. We look forward to hosting your party for your next Banff vacation.
Must See Rockies
Have a few extra days to spare? Three musts when heading into Alberta are the kananaskis country, glacier national park, and waterton national park. All three areas provide unique beauty for all ages. Enjoy the real Alberta! Its a wonderful place.
Proud Sponsor of the U.S. & Canadian Rafting Associations
Johnson Canyon Resort is a proud sponsor of several rafting associations. We help our customers get the best deals and the most fun during the rafting season. Here are the associations we recognize;
- Colorado Rafting Association
- Durango Rafting Association
- Montana Rafting Association
- Rafting California Association
- West Virginia Rafting Association
- Alberta Rafting Association
- Banff Rafting Association
- Jasper Rafting Association
- BC Rafting Association
- Canada Rafting Association
- Banff White Water Rafting Association