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Grotto Canyon

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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“creek bed” (13 reviews)
“ice cleats” (9 reviews)
“winter hike” (9 reviews)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was so cool to walk on the frozen ground water in the Grotto canyon bottom...looked like a frozen creek with cliffs and forest on either side. 4 km round trip walk with little elevation gain. The ice cleats sure helped. When we reached the...More

Thank patlM4232EH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This winter hike was great. I am still giving it a 5 but the first km you’ll hear a lot of buzzing from the mineral processing plant. We had our crampons, hiking poles, and dressed in layers. There were quite a few people on this...More

Thank travelsnearandfar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great trek up the frozen floor of Grotto Canyon. A perfect winter day. Overcast, -21. The light was perfect for photos. Thank you Allie for your informative guided journey. So much fun.

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this trail. Wear cleats for traction in the river bed as it is super slick. If you have snow pants you can also slide down the ice when you get to the falls. To the right the trail is sketchy but manageable up the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Went with Discover Banff Tours for the Grotto Canyon hike. It was -20C but surprisingly warm once we got into the canyon. Having the guide was great for pointing out the things we would miss by ourselves, providing the cleats and hot chocolate and cookies...More

Thank Karina P
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Short, easy hike suggested by the Canmore Information Centre. Adored the view of lakes in the distance.

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I attempted this hike in the summer and had to turn back due to the mosquitoes being very bad. I went back after the first snowfall and wasn’t disappointed! The hike is easy for all levels. Well marked with lots of beautiful cliff fronts to...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Well worth the visit but do remember appropriate footwear and clothing do not attempt a visit without them

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a great hike up and old creek on the mountain side to a waterfall. Turn around at the waterfall and and back to the parking lot for a 4km hike or keep going up the creek.

Thank 373katelynw
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of hours to spare in Canmore so tried this walk. It's a little slow going at first but as you get further into the canyon the rock walls and waterfalls are lovely. The path is rocks all the way so make...More

1  Thank Kylie E
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Brandon B
11 September 2017|
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Response from adventuremom28 | Reviewed this property |
As you are walking up the canyon, they will be on your left side as you enter the last section of the canyon right before the waterfall. They really are easy to miss...we had them pointed out to us!