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Banff National Park: Johnston Canyon and Inkpots Trail


The most popular hiking trail in Banff National Park, if not the entire Canadian Rockies, is that in Johnston Canyon.  It’s said as many as a million people walk at least part of this trail each year.  I’m not certain why the trail’s so popular with tourists.  Perhaps it’s because of the fairly unique opportunity to walk on suspended trails (“catwalks”) attached to the canyon wall in a narrow gorge, or the green scenery, or the rushing cascading waters.  But there are certainly better options for views of the gorgeous Rockies than what you’ll find here.

I’d hiked this trail twice before and recall it being very busy in the summer, so I decided …

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