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Grassi Lakes

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Beautiful Hike

Grassi Lakes is more of a walk then a hike. I have done it twice. Once we couldnt complete it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kate H
Simple, lovely hike.

Relatively short, straight uphill hike on well-groomed trail.Ends at two very small lakes. It's an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Larry K
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Reviewed yesterday

Grassi Lakes is more of a walk then a hike. I have done it twice. Once we couldnt complete it due to there was a black bear in the middle of the trail. ( always keep bear spray on you! ) But the second time...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed yesterday

Relatively short, straight uphill hike on well-groomed trail.Ends at two very small lakes. It's an out-and-back hike but there are two well-marked alternatives: easy and harder. We took the easy. The highlight are the spectacular colors in the lakes. I'd recommend it for families. Other...More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice hike along a well graded road/track takes you up to the Lakes, which have the most incredible colours. Well worth the hike.

Thank Wozzie_12
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did this hike fairly early in the morning when it was quiet. This is a short hike up to the lakes. Beautiful when you reach them and we'll worth the effort

Thank hcooper57
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the easier of the two routes to the lakes, which was still a decent uphill hike (though only about a mile or so). The lakes were very small, but very pretty. Well worth a visit, esp. if time is too short fro a longer...More

Thank solefield
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A gorgeous, not too strenuous Canadian hike. We went up through the forest on the service road, which is a slow but steady climb up. The lakes at the top were so beautiful - lots of colours and the water is amazingly clear. We then...More

Thank Kylie E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easy hike, a favorite in Canmore. As suggested, take the "difficult" side up and the easy side down. Follow the path up the stairs for great photo opportunities. This is a wonderful after-dinner hike in the summer.

Thank Stowawaygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An option of hiking up by the falls which is pretty steep in places or an easy version if needed. The falls are magnificent and the lake at the top is worth the hike. A nice rock climbing wall is at the top.

Thank coach991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We completed this hike in about three hours (harder route up, easier route back down). We paused to take photos at various spots for over an hour (approx). Grassy lakes had been shut due to bear activity until a day or two before our visit,...More

Thank Nick-Fiona W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This easy walk to Grassi lake is filled with pleasure! Once you arrive at the small but tranquil lake, take a moment to absorb the the beautiful colours. Fall is an ideal time to do this walk, and return to the town of Canmore for...More

1  Thank Charlene C
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8 August 2017|
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Response from a_e_panda |
Yes, as of Aug 22 it's still closed. The Alberta Parks "Know B4 U Go" page lists the current bear warnings and closures.
Dev P
19 July 2017|
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Response from Gary O | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is
Margaret M
18 June 2017|
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Response from Shellie J | Reviewed this property |
There were people wading in the upper lake (not sure of the name) as it is deeper but not really deep. Very cold mountain water though! 😊