Grassi Lakes, Canmore

4.8
Take a scenic hike to Grassi Lakes, nestled in the cliffs of the southern Canadian Rockies. The two lakes are named after an Italian immigrant, Lawrence Grassi, a notable climbing guide in the area who built the trail that leads to the lakes. Choose between two trails, a gentler one with a gravel road to the lake or a more difficult trek that passes a picturesque waterfull before ascending to the lake. When you reach the lakes, you can take in the panoramic view of the city below, try rock climbing on the surrounding cliffs, or have a picnic by the water. Use our Canmore travel planning site to add Grassi Lakes and other attractions to your Canmore vacation plans.
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  • I’m writing this review because a few people asked along the way if it was difficult pushing the stroller up. We have an older baby trend jogger it has bigger tires but it’s far from fancy. There are ...  more »
  • Nice, not too heavy trail to great beautiful Mountain lake. Choice in "Easy or Difficult", with a great view over the Valley!
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  • Take the difficult route for the more amazing views which isn’t that difficult! Gorgeous photos and views! A must do in Canmore!  more »
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  • The harder work if worth it, but bear in mind if there is ice and you don’t have proper gear, things will get tricky. The views along the way are stunning and the lake itself is a clear. Walk beyond the lake to see some ancient carvings and painting in the rock formations. The easier route is suitable for children and prams/strollers, albeit a bumpy ride!
  • Easy and quick hike with stunning views.
  • One of the best places to visit in Alberta, Canada!
  • Very good hike to the lake, kids friendly. Great views on the top, lake view is awesome.
  • Beautiful place. It has both an easy and a more difficult path, which is great for all skill levels. Personally me and my girlfriend usually take the more difficult path up and the easier one down. The harder path has more gorgeous views, including a waterfall, and very steep steps leading to the lakes.
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