Catwalks to Beauty – Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park

One of my favorite hikes in Banff National Park is through the Johnston Canyon.  The relatively short hike takes you through the impressive sheer canyon walls that have been carved by the Johnston Creek.   The path includes a mixture of fun catwalks; just be careful as they can be slippery.

The trailhead is 17.5km along the Bow Valley Parkway.   The trail itself is 1.1km to the Lower Falls and 2.7km to the Upper Falls; distances are one way.

The Lower Falls at Johnston Canyon

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Favourite Hikes in Canada – Chikanishing River Trail

The Chikanishing River Trail can be found just west of the George Lake campground in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario.  It is a relatively short hike at 3km, but has some fantastic views of the rugged Georgian Bay shoreline and its amazing red granite rock.

This is a fantastic trail to take the kids as the trail blazers are painted on the red granite and you can make a fun game out of finding and following the blazers.  Along the trail there are a number of signs to describe the history and geology of the area and you will also see old moorings for when the area supported a thriving lumber industry.

More information can be found at Killarney Provincial Park and Friends of Killarney.