Take Highway 1 from Calgary and turn right at the first Banff exit. From here follow the signs for Johnson lake.
It was still dark when I arrived, with heavy snow falling. This time of year is great for capturing the white snows of winter against the calm reflecting water of a mountain lake. It won’t be long until these lakes freeze over for the winter. Johnson Lake is a small thin lake stretching East to West with the best views for sunrise about a 1km hike from the parking lot. While this particular morning wasn’t going to have any views of a sunrise, I was looking forward to exploring the freshly snow covered landscape.