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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a winter wonderland in the Canadian Rockies with this memorable journey by rail and road.
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Jasper is a friendly frontier town that is set amongst some spectacular scenery in Jasper National Park.
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is a premier provider of mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, avalanche training and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies. We run trips, programs and courses from beginner to expert level and have some of the top mountain guides in Canada.
Get the most out of your Canadian Rockies experience by accompanying our professional interpretive guides as they lead you through marvelous backdrops of snow covered mountain peaks and waterfalls frozen in mid stream. Or opt to explore snow-covered forests and along the shorelines of frozen lakes surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges by snowshoe, the easiest way to experience the magic of winter.
Winter in Alberta is pure magic: crisp temperatures, the crunch of snow underfoot and plenty of bluebird days. Head out with your guide this winter for a fun day playing in the snow, exploring the area and making great memories. Join a small group tour on your own or with a few friends, book a private tour or create a custom adventure.