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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  • My wife and I brought our 11 month old through the “hard” way and it was no problem. This is a great easy hike that only takes about 45 minutes up and the views are incredible. One of my favorite shor...  more »
  • Absolutely to die for ! I had no idea we had such a gem in Alberta ! There is two ways up easy and hard , we took easy up and it was little longer but sure beautiful and hard down , it was not to hard...  more »
  • My husband and I did this hike on a Saturday morning. We got there about 7:45, and no one was in the parking lot, kind of made me nervous to be the first ones out there because we didn’t bring bear sp...  more »
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  • Nice Sunday walk, take the hiking trail instead of the service road which most people take. Two multi-colored ponds to sit by and enjoy. Be sure to hike past lakes to the petroglyphs, very cool.
  • You must work for this! Bit worths it This place is not well known. Very special microclimate and the lakes have unique color from the algae living in. The hike is fair. There is an easy (4x4 route) and a harder one. The hard trail takes you to the waterfalls. The easy straight to the lakes. Take your polarizing lens with you! One of the best landscapes of the Rockies!!!
  • Would recommend the difficult route going up, has views all the way up whereas the "easier" route has no lookout. It's a good incline but short, took us about 35min to the lakes. So beautiful! The colors were amazing! Such a fun hike if you are looking for something shorter but very rewarding.
  • Great beginner hike. "More Difficult" route indeed has better views and waterfall but not for kids or strollers unlike the easy route. ✌️
  • Easy Hike and very beautiful view!! Great for family trip.
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