Nestled between the rugged skylines of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain, the unassuming shores of Johnson Lake are not to be overlooked. Wildflowers of every colour sway in the soft breeze on grassy slopes above the water and beckon to all who wander the lakeside trail.
The 3 km loop offers a choice of upper and lower trails traversing forested pathways. Every viewpoint is an opportunity for an iconic photo of the lake shining between peaks. Hikers keen to walk further will find views of ancient hoodoos and even a century-old mountain cabin lost in time.
Good To Know
- < 1hr
- Year Round
Parking is limited in the summer. Take Roam Transit or check Banff Now for parking updates.
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Everyday, June - October
One of the few lakes that are not glacier-fed, making it one of the warmest lakes in the Canadian Rockies.
Bring your standup paddleboard for a casual paddling experience.
Go for a Swim: Banff’s backyard beach – or the closest you will find to sand and surf in the park. Be sure to bring a floaty, swim, and spend the afternoon relaxing.
Roam Route 6: Daily service operating May - September