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Grotto Canyon

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk
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Winter Canadian Rockies Canyon Hike
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“creek bed” (15 reviews)
“ice cleats” (9 reviews)
“winter hike” (6 reviews)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 April 15, 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 April 5, 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 March 30, 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 March 13, 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 March 13, 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
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Don't miss this winter walk just a short distance away from Calgary. Come when the water is frozen solid and bring you winter spikes. The view of the frozen waterfalls is worth it!

1  Thank rommel_lanceta
Reviewed February 9, 2017

a good walk, not too hard but if you are going in winter make sure you have ice crampons not just Yak's

Thank hereandthere23528789
Reviewed February 8, 2017

the walking on ice at Grotto Canyon experience was incredible, we had a super experience as a family activity, our team leader (guide) was so kind and friendly all the time we spent together, also allow me to say she made the most tasty and...More

Thank Lalopicacho
Reviewed January 25, 2017

This hike is amazing walking on the frozen lake. It was a warmer day, and the lake was slushy in parts and very, very slippery. Wearing crampons is a MUST! The views are just beautiful & stunning and enjoyed watching the folks ice climb.

1  Thank gymmama50
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