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Grotto Canyon

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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US$53.45*
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Half-Day Small Group Canadian Rockies Hike from Canmore
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US$63.90*
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk
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US$61.68*
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Winter Canadian Rockies Canyon Hike
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“creek bed” (13 reviews)
“ice cleats” (9 reviews)
“winter hike” (8 reviews)
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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Waste of time (at least in July). The riverbed was dry. The walk here from the free parking lot besudes frog pond is very annoying. The hierogliphs were nowhere to be seen - seems they were eroded years ago and no one has bothered to...More

Thank wisniak
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were there at the end of a dry summer season and enjoyed walking through the narrow gorge mingling with the locals and watxching the daredevil rock climbers .

1  Thank frankberger2015
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Lovely walk with my family. It was appropriately long and challenging that our little one felt like an adventurer, but I was not concerned for her safety. Gorgeous scenery.

1  Thank arjunadventure
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A relatively short hike up a spectacular river canyon (took 2 hours round trip) which gave us a taste of wilds of Rockies. River bed was dry in summer but probably is a raging torrent in spring. Only 10 minute drive from Canmore on Bow...More

Thank Neill G
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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!
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