My blog entries on Banff are a bit scattered. One of the best hikes that we took while in Banff National Park was Johnston Canyon. It was an overcast day, but we were up for it. Judging by the parking lot, it is a popular hike.
You have a few choices on this hike, a 1.1 km hike to the lower falls, a 2.6 km hike to the upper falls or a rather rigorous 5.6 km hike to the Ink Pots. We chose to go all the way.
It is a beautiful climb.
The inkpots at the end of the climb are not really that magnificent, but interesting. Seven mineral springs that bubble and swirl non-stop in big pools.
But the view of the valley at the top is spectacular.
Of course, the water is cold and the purest you can get.
After leaving the canyon we happened upon a herd of sheep trotting down the road, unperturbed by the cars all around them.
A great day out.