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Grotto Canyon

Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 39 things to do in Canmore
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A local canyon that freezes over completely in the winter means an enjoyable ice walk ending in three well-known ice climbs. It can get busy on weekends but is always a good day out.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I hiked through Grotto Canyon with Geedra (spelling is wrong I'm sure) and Jeff. We had a great time, these guides made the hike so much more fun and informative than had we done the trek ourselves. The hike was relatively easy to do, just a few hills to climb, but so worth it. Jeff had hot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Spectacular hike through an impressive canyon with some prehistoric drawings. Definitely worth doing!

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We did this on New Years Day. It was cool and clear but worth it. We saw the pictographs, ice-climbers and beautiful scenery. We really enjoy hiking, while not too challenging at all it's worth the time and effort to do though.

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Toronto
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168 reviews 168 reviews
104 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A manageable hike in winter or summer leading to a Grotto and for those interested some good mountain climbing. Washrooms are at the head of the trail.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Right on the road between Canmore and Exshaw, Grotto Canyon is easy to get to just off the highway so can take a car. The flood really tore up the canyon so is really picturesque in a ravaged sort of way. I was there for the first time with my labs on November 8th and I did not see that... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I used to rock climb in the canyon and learned to ice climb there too. Now, I just hike. This is a nice short hike that is good for families. It is also fairly flat. GJS

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Invest in some Yak Trax and hike the creek when it is frozen. This place is beautiful and is easy enough for all members of the family. This hike has everything, walking the canyon floor, petroglyphs, frozen falls. This is definitely a great place to spend a few hours.

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was very excited for this hike, however, it was clear that the paths sustained a lot of flood damage. Paths are not clearly laid out due to this, making it confusing to know exactly where you're going. It is still very pretty, and a nice hike, however its important to wear good shoes, especially with the wetter weather as... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a nice little hike, mostly up the Creek bed, so make sure you have some good shoes. The path from the parking lot is not sign posted that clear, but not to worry, there are several paths that take you to the same place. We only went as far as the hoodoos, so not sure what is further.... More 

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