The Grassi Lakes Tour is a 3-4 hour interpretive hike designed to introduce guests to the incredible geology and ecology of the Rocky Mountains. Highlights of the tour include “catch and release” fossil hunting, wildlife tracking, spectacular mountain views, a visit to a shallow cave and the opportunity to see ancient pictographs.

The tour is designed with families in mind as it is suitable for all ages.

Ticket prices include a free pass to the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre to help you further dive into the local history.  You will meet your guide at the Grassi Lakes trailhead near Canmore to sign the waiver and be given a quick introduction to the day.

The hike to the Grassi Lakes is mildly strenuous and participants should have a moderate level of fitness. The hike takes place along designated trail, gaining approximately 175 meters in elevation in approximately 1.9 km kilometers.  There is a short, optional ~250m scramble above the second lake, along the base of a cliff, to see rock outcropping of an ancient reef, to visit a shallow cave, and to see a pictograph.  Note: this portion of the trail is a rockfall hazard and depending on conditions (e.g. bighorn sheep on slope causing loose rock to fall), may be omitted from the hike.  It is important that everyone who will be hiking has sturdy, close-toed footwear for the hike and appropriate clothing for the weather (please see recommended hiking checklist).

The pace and length of the tour is dependent on the abilities and interests of the group. Small children unable to walk the whole distance must be carried in an approved backpack.

Minimum Age:  All Ages

Group Size: 2-10 people

*Contact Us for Groups of 10+

Adult: $65 + Gst

Youth (5-15):  $35 + Gst 

4yrs and under:  Free

Total Length: 3-4 hrs 

*Times are approximate