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Johnston Canyon Resort
Ranked #18 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Banff
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We would have liked to stay a bit longer but had to return back.
The linens are nicely appointed and we found our cabin was clean. It was nice to
have an opportunity to experience scenery without all the crowds and noise. Very peaceful.
If possible we would recommend a cabin a bit bigger. They have a variety of cabins and the one we had was a bit small if you have lots of luggage. The value was very good and the food in the restaurant was fine.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Geraldine L
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Was like a step back in time. Very nice/clean little cabin that accommodated 5 of us. Cute little diner and gift shop on the property. The waterfalls right next to hotel was amazing, Away from the hustle and bustle of Banff. Quiet location. Lots of great wildlife viewing in the area. If you're expecting posh - this isn't the place for you. If you want comfy, clean and quite with great scenery - this is a place for you.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank BeckyZ53
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Had 3 days at this resort in August on our car trip through the Rockies. Had booked the resort after reading favourable reviews and after another resort stay at Jasper had high expectations of our Rockies experience. What a disappointment! The check in staff had little interest in us, as she was too busy talking with a friend who had dropped in. We were hurried out of the reception with little information or any welcoming banter. The cabin was absolutely filthy. I could wipe a napkin across the floor and take off layers of filth. Our feet were all black after only a half hour in the cabin! Very poorly equipped. A stove that you were not allowed to use, certainly affected our dinner options. Minimal implements and crockery. The most disappointing aspect of the cabin's cleanlinesses was that when I found the "housekeeper"to report my concerns, (he was obviously a summer hire earning some extra dollars!) he did not own up to missing our clean....and had little explanation as to the state of cleanliness. The only redeeming fetaure of this resort is the walk to Johnston Canyon.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank helsbels0454
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Everything was great. We would have liked some wine glasses or tumblers for our cabin. The decor in the cabin is very classic and has a nice ambiance to it. When we arrive the reservation agent was very helpful especially with the weather forecasts. It really helped us plan our days. 

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Carrie S
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We stayed here for our anniversary and splurged on the pilot cabin. The service here was better than the Fairmont! The breakfast was included in the price and the joint is cute, and divey but the people are great and the food was awesome! Our room had a bottle of wine waiting for us, and was very clean. The views are spectacular and you can hear the rushing water from the door. There was ample cut firewood and you are far enough away that you do not see all of the other tourists or hear them walking the canyon trail. It was a little more expensive than it should be for the room but we still had a great time. Parking is free too. :) The bathroom was very large with a claw foot tub, and the living room had a beautiful fireplace ...very cozy and rustic. Tastefully decorated and modernized. We will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lynxbaby_11
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

After a long drive and searching we finally arrived. It was great having everything we needed at our doorstep. The restaurant and giftshop had a nice variety of items. The prices seemed good too. A worthwhile venture.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank barryventure
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

A most pleasant outing in the Banff region. The cabins were very well operated and appeared well maintained. They could use some more information about the area as there is a lot to see. It
Would be nice to have some room service but as the restaurant is very close it was fine. Nice weather and great opportunities to see the sunsets against the mountains too

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dawn n
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Address: Box 875, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Banff
Price Range: £107 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Johnston Canyon Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Banff cabin and cottage/chalet rentals between Banff and Lake Louise. ... more   less 
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