The Banff National Park is full of treasures. We only had a few days in the area, and merely scratched the surface of a place which could have occupied us for a whole holiday. Johnston Canyon, is one of the most accessible of its attractions, with a busy car-park and an obvious trail, leading upstream away from the magnificent Bow River, through the Canyon and up into wilder territory.
The rule of thumb seems to be that for every mile you walk way from the car park, the number of people you meet halves. The walk to the lower falls was busy, to the upper falls steady, but the track up to the Inkpots wonderfully lonely, with the continual excitement provided by the recent bear sightings in the area.
A nice family picnic spot beyond the Inkpots, vast mountains, huge forests, wild rivers.
The Inkpots themselves are a nice little geological feature which stains the pools different shades of blue and green.