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Hike along a frozen creek inside the Canadian Rockies and discover Grotto Canyon’s one-of-a-kind geological features and ice formations. Led by a knowledgeable guide, the tour covers the area’s rich history, unique geology, and ancient native pictographs.

Arrive in a snowy paradise in the Canadian Rockies for a truly impressive Canadian adventure. As your guide discusses what to expect on the tour, strap into your ice cleats and grab a pair of adjustable hiking poles. Set off along a frozen stream bed, stomping your feet along the way to get suitable traction. Relish nature’s spectacular scenery of frozen waterfalls draped down mountainsides and maybe even spot an ice climber.

Inside the canyon, find 600–800-year-old hieroglyphs created by the Hopi tribe that once inhabited this land. Learn about the area’s unique history and uncover the stunted pine forest and ancient ocean floors. After the 2.6-mile (4.2-km) hike, warm up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate and some homemade maple cookies.

Hike along a frozen creek inside the Canadian Rockies and discover Grotto Canyon’s one-of-a-kind geological features and ice formations. Led by a knowledgeable guide, the tour covers the area’s rich history, unique geology, and ancient native pictographs.

Arrive in a snowy paradise in the Canadian Rockies for a truly impressive Canadian adventure. As your guide discusses what to expect on the tour, strap into your ice cleats and grab a pair of adjustable hiking poles. Set off along a frozen stream bed, stomping your feet along the way to get suitable traction. Relish nature’s spectacular scenery of frozen waterfalls draped down mountainsides and maybe even spot an ice climber.

Inside the canyon, find 600–800-year-old hieroglyphs created by the Hopi tribe that once inhabited this land. Learn about the area’s unique history and uncover the stunted pine forest and ancient ocean floors. After the 2.6-mile (4.2-km) hike, warm up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate and some homemade maple cookies.

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8 AM Tour - Banff Departure

Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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9 AM Tour - Canmore Departure

Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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Grotto Canyon Icewalk

Activity/Location

Grotto Canyon

Canmore

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    Banff

  • Hotel Pickup

    Canmore

  • Mount Royal

    Banff


Highlights

  • Invigorating hike along the beautiful, frozen Grotto Canyon

  • Scenic views of waterfalls & creeks frozen in time

  • Detailed narrative of the area’s history & landscape

  • Viewing of the stunted pine forest & ancient ocean floor

  • Tour led by knowledgeable & fun guides providing expertise


Inclusions

  • Use of ice cleats and hiking poles

  • Hot chocolate and a light snack

  • Roundtrip transportation, including hotel pickup and drop-off service


Know Before You Book

  • Children 7 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Grotto Canyon, Canmore, Canada