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Grassi Lakes

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Canmore
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

very pretty short trail. Pretty lakes at the top. Crowded at times. can watch rock climbers once up there. can take the easy route, or difficult route. Difficult is NOT difficult. Gives you a break from the crowd however there is one climb at the waterfall that can be tricky. I assume this is the difficult part.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The colour of the water in these lakes is amazing and beautiful. It is a fairly hard walk into the lakes but is so worthwhile. The view over Canmore is lovely as well.

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Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This hike is a great hike, the kids love it because it has some "adventure" climbing stairs and crossing waterfalls. Take the easy route with kids in the winter as the falls make it VERY icy.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Grassi Lakes trail is a beautiful hike in Canmore. Round trip is about 2 hours. Be sure to take the "more difficult" route (it's not really that difficult) and you'll go past a beautiful waterfall on your way to the lakes. Be sure to press on just past the lakes to see the aboriginal pictographs.

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Canmore, AB
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

The Grassi Lakes trail packs a lot into a short outing - pleasant forested trail that soon turns into another creatively crafted climb by master trail builder Lawrence Grassi. I recommend doing the trail in a clockwise direction. After 10-15 minutes of flat walking the going gets a bit steeper (and sometimes damp from crossing a few shallow streams (be... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Some more challenging areas of straight up stairs. Prepare for areas of wet &/or slippery sections in shade but so worth the trip for the panoramic views.

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Canmore, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great little hike for those who are just here for the day and have little to no experience in hiking. It's a quick 45 minutes to an hour up the side mountain of Ha Ling Peak / Mt. Grassi, you can take the easy route (an old Fire road) or the difficult route (it's not really that... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Awesome hiking trails and lots of walking. Great views when you reached the lakes. Wear good walking shoes as there is lots of hiking to be done.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Grassi Lakes trail has an easy option and a hard option, you pick. The Lakes are very tiny, hardly lakes. Their turquoise hue is amazing and the waterfalls that connect them are fun to wander around. On a warm day, you might get to watch rock climbers on the cliffs above the lake! Climb all the way up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We took the more difficult route up and the easy way down. Difficult route was very easy at first and near the end we had to climb for rocky steep stairs. The top was very nice! Took us 1.5 hours to complete even though we stopped to take a lot of photos, so it's nice and quick hike.

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