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Grotto Canyon

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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“creek bed” (15 reviews)
“ice cleats” (9 reviews)
“winter hike” (6 reviews)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a bit of a weird year. No rain x 100+ days= dried up creeks or only a trickle. I went with 2 young kids - and they could do the hike no problem. We went on the trail, but went for a while...More

Thank pw0867
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want something a bit different than the majority of the hikes, give this one a try. Starts out poorly....next to a factory. But, once past that, it was great. Slot canyon and walking on rocks. Kids would enjoy.

Thank baileymr17
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We spent an hour walking up the gravel path with nothing to see or hear but the huge magnesium power plant. After an hour of this we cut our losses and walked back.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for a hike. Close to the city. Wonderful views. Nice easy hike for all ages. Can visit any time of year. For the more adventurous there are plenty of places here for rock climbing as well.

1  Thank Ron P
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a shallow lake There is a deep area on one side that would offer some shelter for fish however This lake is fished to death! Ppl everywhere The lake is small and crowded Go somewhere else!!!!

Thank Bckingfisher
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ease hike for the whole family. Beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. A hike you can do on your own without a tour.

2  Thank bon992017
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Hiking the canyon in the winter is a fantastic experience especially when you are greeted by the falls. I suggest you get ice cleats to make walking on the creek easier but you can do it without.

Thank CMFunlovingal
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was a first time experience for the family and one we will definitely do again! The scenery was beautiful. We did wear our ice cleats which made walking on the creek more enjoyable and we felt secure. It only took around 1.5 hours total...More

Thank Abigail C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A beautiful spot off the beaten trail. Best time to go is mid winter when the ice is frozen solid. I wouldn't pay for a tour if you have your own ice cleats (a must). Its a great little hike with towering canyon walls around...More

Thank falynk
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Grotto Canyon offers a great winter hike of about 5km(in and out)) A frozen water bedding snakes through the canyon an offers magnificent views on the frozen canyon walls and offers a Cave and Hoodoos

Thank Hedy T
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