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. Using our world travel planner, Canmore attractions like Grassi Lakes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The Sites on the way were nice and the views were impressive. The water was clear and cold. On the drive, we came across wildlife and watched them from the car.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Grassi lakes is always so beautiful, so tranquil and so many ages, sized and lots of pet come here. Very beautiful turquoine lake. worth the walk and view of Canmore  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Grassi Lakes is an incredibly gorgeous lake! Be sure to take a stroll along the lake's edge on a well defined trail.  more »

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Resorts and mountain lodges represent the majority of places to stay in Canmore. Most lie just off the Trans-Canada Highway, allowing for convenient access to the surrounding area's natural attractions. Look deeper in town--towards the Bow River--to enjoy the most scenic sightseeing Canmore has to offer, straight from your hotel window. Remember to reserve in advance between June and September, as the town attracts most of its visitors during the warmer months.
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