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Johnston Canyon Trail ClosureWonderFall
Site Guidelines for Lake Louise Ski Area

Johnston Canyon Trail Closure

The Johnston Canyon Trail, located 22km west of the Banff townsite (or 5km east of Castle Junction) on the Bow Valley Parkway, will be closed for extensive restoration and infrastructure upgrades from September 15 until the end of October 2015 (weather permitting). The closure includes the walkway to the upper and lower falls at the Johnston Canyon day use area.

All businesses and commercial accommodations on the Bow Valley Parkway remain accessible during the Johnston Canyon Trail network closure.
Alternative nearby hiking options include, Marble Canyon, Silverton Falls, Rockbound Lake and the Paint Pots. The Ink Pots will remain accessible via Moose Meadows.

For information on trails in Banff National Park

Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to visitor experience and public safety.

WonderFall - September 5 to October 12

Feast your eyes on the changing colours of the forest and enjoy unique activities, events, programs and outdoor recreation to celebrate the season. Parks Canada is pleased to offer a free return shuttle service from the Lake Louise Overflow Parking Lot to the Moraine Lake parking lot. WonderFall

Parks Canada Approves Site Guidelines for Lake Louise Ski Area 

August 1, 2015 Lake Louise, Alberta - Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the approval of the Lake Louise Ski Area Site Guidelines for Development and Use. The approved Guidelines, developed in collaboration with the Lake Louise Ski Area, include major gains in conservation, visitor experience and education for one of Canada’s most iconic winter destinations.