Grassi Lakes, Canmore

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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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  • Over a period of just arrival in Canmore. Before coming to stop in a bagel shop in Canmore bagel as he sat on the bench to Lake teikeuaushae to ggulmas. Easy and more difficult course, which went along easy. Round two will be enough time. Local people brought a lot of kids and dogs seems to have come for a walk. There is a slightly sloping, but really is a walking course. When those eyes so blue light enough that Cyril was beautiful.
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  • Always enjoy this hike up to Grassi Lakes. Took the loggers road route which is fairly navigable. Wouldn’t advise wheelchairs or pushchairs. Quiet when we visited and had sunshine. Can get slippery ar...  more »
  • The hike takes about 1 hour. It is a little difficult but the view is spectacular! Would definitely recommend.  more »

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