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Cascade Ponds Johnson Lake
Located off the Lake Minnewanka Loop Road (turn right at the Banff Ave exit off the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 1). Johnson Lake is within Banff National Park. The Johnson Lake recreation area includes: 
  • hiking trails 
  • rope swing  
  • fishing 
  • public washrooms (outhouses)
  • picnic tables 
  • sandy beach area
  • parking

Johnson Lake can be closed at certain points due to restoration work. Check Parks Canada's Important Bulletins before heading out.

Swimming in lakes is unsupervised, so visitors swim at their own risk. Most other lakes in Banff National Park are glacier-fed, and are usually too cold for swimming.

Sally Borden Fitness Centre
Public swimming is available at the Sally Borden Fitness Centre, located at the Banff Centre. The Town of Banff sponsors a free public swim the last Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m.