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Reviewed yesterday

This is a relatively short walk in Canmore. The hike takes you up to this beautiful waterfall. I went in the winter and it was foggy and snowy but I still really enjoyed the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AW4554
Reviewed yesterday

the hike was amazing, really, any fitness level could do it. like others i suggest taking the "hard way" up and the "easy" way down, if you want to make the most of the beautiful views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rugbytwist
Reviewed yesterday

Three ways to get to Grassi Lakes.. from the top or via the Fire road, but I'd recommend the trail by the waterfall.. experience the steps built by Lawrence Grassi himself.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rvanderlee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great little hike. Trail was snow covered but easy to walk on The views from the top of Canmore were great. Mountain views pretty much the whole way. Lots of families with small kids out enjoying this hike. Very close to downtown...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alohabiker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a nice easy quick hike well protected from the elements. It would be fantastic for families. There’s a nice view from the top. The more difficult route was closed. Loved it anyway.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank noplacelikecuba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent easy walk to a stunning view of pristine mountain lakes Great hike for all levels of fitness Get there early on weekends for parking or better yet go mid week to avoid the crowds

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Murray M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following the easy trail(open in winter) up about 300m brings to you to two small lakes nestled in the mountains. We missed having the direct sun, but were able to get some beautiful water/mountain reflection pictures. The walk is so peaceful and the benches placed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank nan0u8
Reviewed 6 February 2019

this is the jewel of canmore , a must for every visitor .a easy hike no special gear required . PLEASE respect the secret lakes do NOT jump in . your luck will be gone and the evil spirit will follow you.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ambuehla
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Did this hike in the spring and there was still snow on the trail. However the hike is easy enough to complete with snow and ice, would just recommend good boots or crampons.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kayla S
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Even though the path could get slippery it was a nice assent on a beautiful day in the winter. The lake at the top was picturesque and hope to visit again in the summer. The climb only took about 45 minutes. Parking can get busy.

Date of experience: January 2019
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19 March 2019|
Response from ambuehla | Reviewed this property |
this lakes are secret the never freeze , perhaps at the edges. Don't swim respect native peoples believe ! thank you
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Response from ExcitedforCuba789 | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as the stroller has big wheels. We have a schwinn stroller that would have worked. An umbrella or stroller with plastic wheels would not be recommended. Do not try the hard way with a stroller as the path is... More