Grassi Lakes

Grassi Lakes, Canmore: Address, Grassi Lakes Reviews: 4.5/5

Grassi Lakes
4.5
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

4.5
1 644 reviews
Excellent
1 202
Very good
382
Average
49
Poor
4
Terrible
7

macraes2017
Manitoba, Canada103 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Doesn’t look like much at the start but it’s so worth it when you get to the top. Scenery is absolutely stunning. It’s not a long hike but may be tricky for some due to the incline and can be very icy.
Written 1 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mads2309
Milton, Canada79 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Beautiful hike!!!! Beautiful water!!
Bring snacks, and water and take your time. Hike is uphill. Only 1 option no for an in and back hike, in the summer would be nice to have options for trails
Written 19 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dorothy H
Ariss, Canada32 contributions
Oct 2021
The hike had a few tricky spots, but nothing unmanageable, even for our group of inexperienced hikers. And it was so incredibly worth it. The lakes are beautiful, with some wonderful spots to sit and just soak in the landscape. This is a popular spot, so you'll want to go early to get parking. There is an overflow lot, but getting from there to the trail is another hike in itself.
Written 16 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Berna475
Kampala, Uganda45 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Party of 5 - 3 teenagers, 2 adults.

The walk up the trail was rather taxing but the view up there was well worth it!
The air was crisp and a big thin. The snow on the trail was fresh so it was easy to walk through.
The picture moments...wow!!
Got there at about 11am, it wasn't deserted but wasn't as busy as I'd feared.
Written 5 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wendy F
Winnipeg, Canada16 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The hike was incredibly icy but we managed through with runners and it was well worth it. Lots of people on the trail. Easy Trail was the only loop open but it was a good workout traveling uphill the whole way to the lake. We almost missed the 2nd body of water and extra climb had someone not mentioned looping around. No signage. Don’t miss this spot, so beautiful.
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heidi
15 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
After getting this hike recommendation we arrived at about 12:30. Luckily we still got parking, as you could tell this was a popular spot. With it being a little snow covered having better footwear/spikes would have been nice. The lakes are absolutely beautiful!! Hiking up to some of the rock climbing spots also added extra challenge and a little more fun to this hike! We enjoyed ourselves and overall would say this is a family friendly hike.
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bill G
Winnipeg, Canada52 contributions
Oct 2021
Based on reviews I saw we decided to get there early as parking becomes more difficult as the day goes on, and that was useful. We got to the trail about 9 am on a Saturday. We took a picture of the trail map and then proceeded to the trail. We took the hard trail, which is where you get the best views. The trail was somewhat difficult in places, but I think most people in reasonable shape can handle it. It had rained the night before so there were spots that were muddy and some spots where you had to stop on the rocks to keep your feet dry. We didn't have proper hiking shoes, so if you do, it wouldn't be an issue. We went past the lake and followed some steep stairs up to the top. We paused for a bit to watch the mountain climbers, that was pretty cool. The trek to the top is fairly steep, but the steps help. Take your time, you'll be fine. When we came back down to the lake, you have the option of going back the way you came or switch over to the easy trail. We opted for the easy trail as we'd already seem the sites and it was getting pretty busy, so we felt it would be less crowded. I'm glad we did as the easy route is gravel and very wide. The walk down is easy and the traffic was lite. There are bathrooms at the parking lot level, seemed fairly clean to me.
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erin0111
Toronto, Canada119 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely easy hike, but go early - gets busy later in the day. Barely any parking at the trail head, but there is a lot at the top.
Written 2 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris B
Spalding, UK85 contributions
Sep 2021
Great views from the top, but a lot of climbing. Take the easy route if in any doubt about your fitness levels.
Written 27 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robin S
Sherwood Park, Canada5 contributions
Sep 2021
Hiked Grassi Lakes sat sept 4th, was busy, but I can understand why, it is an amazing hike, every step is interesting, some challenging areas but so worth it for the views along the way!! Take the "hard" route, it is doable for most, take your time, rest when you need, and don't give up on the more difficult "steps" because it is totally worth it to get to the top. You will not be disappointed!!
Written 10 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1 526
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Grassi Lakes

We recommend booking Grassi Lakes tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 4 Grassi Lakes tours on Tripadvisor