Next up is Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park! This hike goes alongside a clear, blue creek and there are a few different side-paths with additional viewpoints that I highly recommend. The hike to the lower Johnston Falls is pretty short and there is a little cave you can go through to get closer to the falls. And the hike to the upper falls is uphill, so it’s a little bit harder, but it is worth it to see the vibrant blue waterfall. Overall, it’s a fairly straightforward trail and there are great photo-ops everywhere! If you’re lucky, you can even see some cute golden-mantled ground squirrels scurrying around and basically posing for pictures. Enjoy!
This blogger made a great post about one of the side-paths, if you want to know more: http://blog.buzzbishop.com/travel/alberta-2/banff/secret-trail-upper-falls-johnston-canyon/