Monday, 10 October 2011

Johnston Canyon, Banff

It's a little embarrassing to have lived in Calgary for 19 years and to only have visited Johnston Canyon for the first time this weekend. This is the hike that Calgarians say to each other: 
"We could just go hike Johnston Canyon . . ."

Johnston Canyon was breathtaking. It is largely a suspended path winding along the canyon wall.

We'll have to do it again mid-summer sometime so that we can have a high sun and maybe get fewer shadows in our photos.

Beautiful spots all along the way.

And two impressive waterfalls. This first waterfall can be more closely accessed through a tunnel in the rock wall, which makes it all the more smashing.

Steven's been doing some photography for a Venture Scout Award. (He needed an outdoor hobby "not a sport". Ask me how difficult it is for Steven to pursue something outdoors non-atheltic.) 

The upside of me not being the one holding the camera - more pictures of Ken & I!


Jaclyn said...

Where is this?

Barb said...

Between Banff and Lake Louise.

Kelly said...

Hmm, I think I know what I want to do next summer in Alberta. That is beautiful!

I love the picture of you and Ken, too, though Ken does look dangerously close to being translated with those beams of light streaming down. How nice to have a personal photographer!

Marie said...

I think it is hilarious that Steven has to purposefully pursue something that is 'non-athletic.'

oinorton said...

I haven't been there in years, but I love it.

a.k.a happy heart mom said...

Beautiful bottom photo Barb :) Over at - (Just noticed my link on your sidebar!)