My wife and I visited Banff for her birthday in April. We wanted to do a fun activity that would be outdoors and also allow us to learn a little about the area surrounding Banff with the limited time we had. This ice walk ticked...More
Set out early from behind the Mount Royal Hotel on Banff Avenue to the Grotto Canyon for your 2.6-mile (4.2-kilometer) hike. Your guide will provide you with poles and ice cleats to help you make your way along the frozen creek.
Trek past rock paintings and interesting rock formations, as you learn the history and geology of the area. Stop near the frozen falls that form a wall of ice; there may be ice climbers out to watch as you rest. You'll also enjoy a light snack and a cup of hot chocolate along the way.
Head back to the trailhead and your warm waiting vehicle to take you back to the Banff townsite.
Leave your gear at home but still have an opportunity to take a guided hike through the frozen landscape in Grotto Canyon. Your tour includes everything you will need to navigate the icy canyon just outside the gates of Banff National Park. Here is your chance to take a winter hike with an experienced guide to see the frozen beauty of the Canadian Rockies.