Ten minutes from the town of Canmore, Grotto Canyon can only be accessed on foot. Take the trail from the Grotto Mountain daytime car park and walk about a kilometre to get to the narrow-walled creek bed, which twists for another kilometre. As the smooth limestone walls get steeper, you’ll come upon a fork in the creekbed. Heading right takes you to a glistening waterfall. If you look carefully, just before the falls on the left at eye level, you will see Hopi pictographs, painted some 500-1,000 years ago. Walk it in summer or go with a guide in winter.
Turquoise, glacial waters and startling canyon walls grow ever more impressive along this short trail. Multiple bridges span the narrow gorge, crossing several times for spine-tingling views of the river below. Watch for fuchsia fireweed and mountain bluebirds in a landscape shaped by fire, erosion and mountain-building.
Banff National Park’s most popular hiking destination takes you into the depths of a canyon along catwalks and amongst spectacular waterfalls. See the impressive lower falls and walk through a tunnel to get an even closer look at the powerful effects of water. An early morning start may help you avoid the crowds.
Try Alberta in the winter; take advantage of the great outdoors, the spectacular scenery – snow-capped mountains, frozen waterfalls and frozen Lake Louise. This is your chance to snow shoe, toboggan, skate and sleigh ride - The Rockies are truly magical in winter.
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Winter is truly magical in the Canadian Rockies. Marvel at snow-capped peaks, frozen waterfalls and glacial Lake Louise, explore Banff by sleigh and gondola, and admire the beauty of the Maligne Canyon ice caves.
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If roaring waterfalls, emerald lakes, alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks are on your list of things to experience, then a sightseeing tour with Sun Dog is a must! Our sightseeing tours take guests to the most exceptional locations for photos, wildlife viewing, and nature walks. Learn about the fascinating natural and human history of Jasper and Banff national parks in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the comfort of a Sun Dog sightseeing tour in the majestic Canadian Rockies.
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