Grotto Canyon Icewalk

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Grotto Canyon Icewalk
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Walk on a frozen creek through Grotto Canyon, past unusual rock formations, ancient native rock art, and icefalls. Escorted by a specialist guide, this small-group tour offers an unforgettable personalized sightseeing experience!
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In Brief

Location:
Banff, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:

Seasonal
December 15 - April 5
Daily

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Here at Grotto Canyon, you'll hike on the frozen creek bed through a narrow canyon, past unusual rock formations and spectacular icefalls. This is a unique experience to walk directly on the ice, and walking on the creek bed floor gives you a unique view of the canyon.

The history of the rock art, which is over a thousand years old, and the geology of the mountains are at your fingertips as your guide explains the mystery of the area. You might also have the unique opportunity to witness ice climbers scaling the frozen waterfalls.
• Return Distance: 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers)
• Elevation Gain: 330 feet (100 meters)
• Walking Time: 2 - 2.5 hours

Stop At:

• Grotto Canyon, Canmore, Alberta Canada

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Ice cleats
  • Hiking pole
  • Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years. All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years and older.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip including hats, mittens, and warm boots. A detailed list of items to wear and bring is provided on your voucher.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 1 recent reviews

Great tour. The ice was gorgeous, the canyon was so beautiful and fun to trek through. Our guide was very good, and had maple cookies and hot chocolate for us at the canyon end. Seeing the thousand year old petroglyphs was really interesting.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2010

In Brief

Location:
Banff, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:

Seasonal
December 15 - April 5
Daily

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