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Day Hike - Grotto Canyon, Bow Valley

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Banff, Alberta, Canada

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $70 USD per person
  • Duration

    Day hike

  • Avg Distance

    8 - 12 km return

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    7:00am - 5:30pm

  • Starting Location

    Meet at the Co-op parking lot in Innisfail, close to the Tim Hortons at 6:45 to fill out waivers, get food, etc. The guide leaves at 7:00 am. If people would like to carpool with the guide, he/she charges $25 per person. If you would like to carpool with others, please be considerate and help cover costs.

  • Price Includes

    Included: Guided hike, interpretation, client care. Taxes included.

  • Notes

    Not Included: Meals, transportation, gratuities. Required: A day pack, lunch and snacks, 1-2 litres of water, ID and wallet, rain jacket with hood and rain pants, down jacket or fleece warm layer, warm hat/toque, gloves/mitts, personal first aid/medications/blister kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm (with SPF). Recommended: 1 or 2 hiking poles, hat with brim, small foam pad (for sitting at breaks), bug repellent, gaiters, umbrella or poncho, camera.

Highlights

  • Exciting and interesting, from an historical, geological and photographic perspective.
  • See an aboriginal pictograph that is estimated to be several thousands of years old!
  • Get an up close look at how this and many other nearby canyons were formed over millions of years.

Guide

Trip Info

In addition to taking us through a beautiful canyon, past waterfalls, hoodoos and rock climbers, this hike will take us past an aboriginal pictograph estimated to be several thousands of years old!  Come along and see a piece of history as we make our way through a stunning canyon.  See some of the devastation caused by the 2013 flood, and get an up close look at how this and many other nearby canyons were formed over millions of years.

Difficulty: EASY    Elevation gain: 230m

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