Looking for something a little off the beaten track? Perfect – check out Johnston Canyon Resort. Tucked away off the Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise, it resides next to Johnston Canyon, and one of the most famous waterfalls in Banff National Park.
Taking you away from the hustle and bustle, there are over 42 guest rooms and suites in a variety of building styles and sizes to choose from. With so many options, you are sure to find a cabin or chalet that suits your needs, and these quaint log cabin rentals will bring you in touch with nature while providing all the comforts of home.
Each offers all the comforts of modern lodging and has been tastefully decorated with wooden and leather Mission-style furniture and heritage colors. Curl up with cozy down duvets as you rejuvenate in the serenity of the wooded wilderness.
The main lodge offers a coffee shop, licensed dining room with full menus throughout the day, gift shop and outdoor patio for guests to enjoy. If you would prefer cooking with friends, the site also includes a barbecue area where you can master your hand at all things grilled.
Of course part of the draw to this resort is the incredible and picturesque trails that weave alongside a deep canyon. There are seven beautiful waterfalls along the path and a viewing platform over the creek for the best possible view of the 40m cascade of water of the Upper Falls. The trail continues on to the Ink Pots in a breath-taking open forest meadow. All of this makes an ideal backdrop for Banff hiking, walking, sightseeing, photography, backpacking.
Being in a national park, you can also partake in a variety of activities such as swimming, horseback riding, climbing, biking, canoeing, a gondola ride or a short scenic hike.
For more information or to book your next mini-break check them out here.
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