The Lower Falls of Johnston Canyon

One of my favorite sensations in the world is rounding the corner of a trail and feeling the suddenly crisp air that rises from a cold mountain stream. Johnston Canyon provides those opportunities in abundance.

Johnston Creek is a tributary of the Bow River in Canada’s Banff National Park. It originates in a glacial valley at an elevation of 8,200 feet above sea level. As the creek approaches the Bow River, it flows through Johnston Canyon. These are the Lower Falls of the Canyon. You can get a glimpse of the Upper Falls here.