Johnson Lake in Banff National Park

near Banff, Alberta

Johnson Lake is another beautiful mountain lake near Banff townsite. There is a sandy/pebbly beach area and picnic area that includes public washrooms and picnic tables. The water is chilly at the best of times so this is a July/August swimming opportunity. Whatever you do at this beach area, the views are fantastic. Photo credit to Chris Train from Flickr.

Driving Directions: Follow the Lake Minnewanka Road from the Trans-Canada Highway 1.0 km (0.6 mi) to the Lake Minnewanka-Johnson Lake road split. Turn right and continue 3.7 km (2.3 mi) to where the Johnson Lake side road.

Contact: Town of Banff, 403.762.1200

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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Current Weather
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Monitoring Frequency

Johnson Lake in Banff National Park is not sampled

Source Information

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Water Quality Graph

Johnson Lake in Banff National Park

near Banff, Alberta

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
12°C
Cloudy

Johnson Lake is another beautiful mountain lake near Banff townsite. There is a sandy/pebbly beach area and picnic area that includes public washrooms and picnic tables. The water is chilly at the best of times so this is a July/August swimming opportunity. Whatever you do at this beach area, the views are fantastic. Photo credit to Chris Train from Flickr.

Driving Directions: Follow the Lake Minnewanka Road from the Trans-Canada Highway 1.0 km (0.6 mi) to the Lake Minnewanka-Johnson Lake road split. Turn right and continue 3.7 km (2.3 mi) to where the Johnson Lake side road.

Contact: Town of Banff, 403.762.1200

Monitoring Frequency

Johnson Lake in Banff National Park is not sampled

Source Information

tbd

Water Quality Graph

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