Banff, Lake Louise & Johnston Canyon | Winter Wonderland Tour

8 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Set out on a full day of winter exploration in the Canadian Rockies, immersing yourself in the crystalline beauty of Lake Louise, the mystique of frozen waterfalls, and more, coupled with local insights that only our expert guides know.

Lake Louise Ice Adventure: Explore the famous Lake Louise, framed by glaciers and mountains. Whether iceskating, snowshoeing, walking or sipping Irish coffee at the luxury hotel, an unforgettable experience awaits.

Johnston Canyon's Ice Magic: Walk snowy trails to mesmerizing frozen waterfalls, leaving a deep sense of awe.

Wildlife Watch: Be alert at known spots to observe the region's wildlife.

A Special Day's End: After Lake Louise & Johnston Canyon, your local guide will surprise you with a hidden gem, offering potential wildlife encounters and overlooked vistas.

Craft Your Radventure: Our intimate tours bond travelers. Yet, if you have your own goals, feel free to explore on your own. Ask your guide for local tips to enhance your journey.


  • Essential gear: ice cleats/crampons and hiking poles
  • Intimate, small group guarantee (Max 13 guests)
  • Hot drinks (hot chocolate, coffee or tea)
  • High-roof passenger van transport with A/C and spare seats to maximize comfort
  • Our guides are equipped with photography skills to aid in immortalizing your memories
  • Ice cold water refills (please BYO water bottle)
  • Pick-up & drop-off at Banff Train Station (for hotel pick-up contact Radventures BEFORE booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Johnston Canyon

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Banff National Park, Banff National Park, Alberta

On this tour, your Radventures guide will determine the best times to visit each of the following locations, in no particular order, based on weather conditions, big bus tour schedules & a few other factors that we as locals consider to ensure that you, as our guests, are getting the best and most authentic experience on the day.

Adventuring outside deep in the heart of Banff National Park is a phenomenal experience in any season!

That being said, this is a part of the world where weather can change in an instant and temperatures stay well below freezing for most of the winter. Please layer up and dress for being outside in freezing temperatures! Please also ensure you have warm, waterproof footwear on.

Stop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

Lace up your ice-skates & strap on your snowshoes on the world famous Lake Louise and glide across the ice & snow as you marvel in the incredible scenery around you.

With 2 hours here you will have lots of time to ice skate on the lake, explore the lakeside trails on snowshoe or foot, be amazed by the lakefront ice sculptures and check out the incredible hotel interior & shops. There is something to do here for every guest no matter your desired activity level!

Upon arrival, your guide will show you all the important landmarks and provide all the information you'll need to explore the lake at your own pace before demonstrating how to use the snowshoes & ice skates (small extra cost, please contact Radventures before booking).

Once everyone is settled into their Lake Louise adventures, your guide will remain with the tour van to allow for guests to come and go as they please to pick-up/drop-off gear and to have access to a warm spot to relax as well as their belongings.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Experience the incredible beauty of Banff National Park's epic frozen winter wonderland at Johnston Canyon!

Upon arrival, your guide will equip you with crampons/ice-cleats & hiking poles and deliver amazing stories & fun facts as you explore the mellow trail together to the Lower Falls (approx 30 mins/1.2km/0.75 miles/50m elevation gain one way).

Once at the Lower Falls, guests will have the option to return to the warm comfort of the tour van or to continue to the Upper Falls (an additional 30 mins/1.3km/0.8 miles/70m elevation gain) to be amazed by the biggest & most awe-inspiring frozen waterfalls in the canyon and encourage the daredevil ice climbers scaling their way up the frozen canyon walls.

The return trip from the trailhead to the Upper Falls is 2 hours/5.0km/3.1 miles/120m elevation gain in total and is suitable for those with moderate fitness levels.

Physical activity on this tour is encouraged but not mandatory & guests may choose to relax instead of hike.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Bow Valley Parkway, Johnson or equal, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Soak in the incredible views of towering mountains, huge glaciers & alpine forest whilst keeping an eye out for wildlife as we travel along the awe-inspiring backroads of Banff National Park between Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon & Banff.

Stop At: Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta

On Radventures full day epic guided adventures, our expert local guides like to throw in a surprise or two along the way to really make our guests day!

On this tour, we guarantee visiting Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon & experiencing the beauty of the Bow Valley Parkway at a minimum.

In between or before/after these stops, your guides will utilize all their local experience and knowledge of the weather, how to avoid big bus schedules & recent wildlife sightings to make more stops and show you one or more of the following:

- Lake Minnewanka
- Two Jack Lake
- Hoodoos Lookout
- Mt Norquay Viewpoint
- Cave & Basin
- Vermillion Lakes
- Surprise Corner
- Bow Falls
- And/or one of our many epic secret spots that we have to keep secret!

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0 Canada

Around 12pm - 1pm, we will make a short stop for lunch at Samson Mall in Lake Louise Village.

Guests will be able to choose to buy lunch at the local cafe or bakery, or purchase a bagged lunch from Maas Catering in advance (extra cost, please contact Radventures before booking). Guests are also welcome to BYO.

Please note: We are in a remote part of the Rockies and options for buying lunch can be limited for guests with dietary restrictions. For more information, please contact Radventures before booking.

Duration: 45 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
  • Minimum age is 8 years old (please contact Radventures if travelling with children under 12 for alternative options)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
December 2022

The hike up Johnston Canyon was amazing and the our guide Joanne made it very pleasant! She was very informative and attentive with everyone.

May 2022

Having taken their Banff Highlights, Lake Louise and Johnston Canyon Tour, reviewed elsewhere, I wanted to endorse the company’s approach, which was professional, friendly and helpful throughout the booking process and the tour itself. Well done!

Evelyne A
January 2023

this excursion was really interesting and fun! our guide offered us many activities to give us the choice afterwards. we also learned a lot about various interesting topics that we never would have known without him. I highly recommend!

February 2023

My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Just the right amount of time at each stop. Mitch,our tour guide was excellent,10 out of 10 for him. A 10 out of 10 tour all round.

September 2022

I was worried I wasn't fit enough for this trip, but I ended up really enjoying myself. There is enough time at each spot to fully enjoy the location and get some good photos and the guide is charming and knowledgeable. I even tried snow shoeing for the first time! Absolutely loved it. Johnston ...

May 2022

Sean was an AMAZING guide. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We covered so many hot spots in one full day with plenty of time to experience each location in full. The ice was mushy on Lake Louise and thus only walked around the lake, but was wonderful! We walked to the upper and lower falls ...

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