Banff Hiking Trails: Johnston Canyon

On our second of hiking in Banff, we hit the most popular trail in the area.

Johnston Canyon is an amazing trail, complete with paved, elevated level pathways that are almost stroller accessible.  Lucky for us, we are now stroller (and even baby backpack) free.  I am loving these days of everyone hiking on their own two feet.

In fact, I’m having to run to keep up with them.  This hike is super family friendly.  Everyone in our party made it the whole way.

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Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden TreesBanff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees The trail went by so many of these gorgeous pools and falls.  The kids wanted to see if we could hike down underneath some of them.  On the way back down, we found a trail to this set of falls, so we could actually touch them.  And even get behind them.

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden TreesBanff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Hide and Seek in the FallsBanff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees, rocks with moss

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, waterfalls

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Trees

We had a picnic lunch on the trail, which we devoured.

After loading up and heading out of Johnston Canyon, we had to stop and take pictures of the AMAZING golden Aspens.  Taido’s shots were the best.

Banff Hiking Trails, Johnston Canyon, Hiking with Kids, Canadian Vacations, Alberta in the Fall, Larch Trees, Yellow Trees, Golden Treesmost amazing picture of golden larch trees, canada fall, fall color in alberta, banff, near johnston canyon

On the drive back I took pictures of this peak that looks like it’s been sliced off on one side.  Very striking.

banff, alberta, canada

banff, alberta, canada

We stopped and did another short trail near town called Fenland Trail.

Fenland Trail, near Banff

It was deserted compared to Johnston Canyon, so we got to meet this forest friend in the quiet woods. Fenland Trail, near Banff

fall pinecones in canada, alberta, banff

Then on our way back through town, we spotted a rainbow!

rainbow over downtown banff

All in all, another great day in Banff!

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