Grotto Canyon, Canmore

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#6 of 6 in Nature in Canmore
Grotto Canyon is located in Canmore. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Grotto Canyon by using our Canmore trip itinerary site .
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  • Went with Discover Banff Tours for the Grotto Canyon hike. It was -20C but surprisingly warm once we got into the canyon. Having the guide was great for pointing out the things we would miss by oursel...  more »
  • Short, easy hike suggested by the Canmore Information Centre. Adored the view of lakes in the distance.  more »
  • I attempted this hike in the summer and had to turn back due to the mosquitoes being very bad. I went back after the first snowfall and wasn’t disappointed! The hike is easy for all levels. Well marke...  more »
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  • Moderate hike with some impressive geological features. Also there is one point where visitors have filled the valley floor with small stone piles which is quite enchanting. A good hike for days when the weather isn't so good and you need something close up and not so much of the distant vistas offered by other routes.
  • Great little hike located in exshaw Alberta . You can hike between the mountains as the name suggests. Hike leads to a great waterfall and a little forest of kierens.
  • Awesome hike for beginners. Trail is loose but flat so kids and dogs can easily do the hike. Signage is a bit poor about halfway in as to where the waterfall is. You have to walk in the canyon to get there. A lot of ppl including us weren't sure where to go. Beautiful scenery and lots of photo opportunities. Will definitely do the hike again.
  • Love this hike. Great outing and beautiful scenery
  • Once you get past the noise of the mineral industrial area and into the canyon it's a beautiful hike. The first 20 minutes or so sound like there is an airplane near by. Personally I go out into nature to get away from the noise of the city. So not a first choice for me.

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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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