Grassi Lakes Trail

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Grassi Lakes Trail

The Grassi Lakes Trail is a 4.3 kilometer (2.7 miles) out and back moderate hike located in the city of Canmore, in Alberta Canada. The local trail is just outside of Banff National Park. Canada wins for most beautiful lakes you’ve ever seen.

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How to Get to Grassi Lakes Trail

Fly into Calgary YYC

Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer

Drive from Calgary to Canmore

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Grassi Lakes Trailhead Location

To get to Grassi Lakes trailhead, go past the Canmore Nordic Centre and take a left down Ken Richie Way. You’ll head down a paved road to a parking lot on your right. Try to get there early to get a parking spot and hike with less people. The trail is mostly uphill taking you to 2 beautiful lakes. The trip back down can be risky if you’re not in the right footwear. I would highly recommend hiking boots for this hike.

There are two different trails leading up to the lakes, an “easy” path and a “difficult” path. We took the easier trail and it was still a steady uphill climb that was at times challenging. The trail is a wide gravel path and easy to follow. All-terrain strollers will make it up this route better. The “difficult” Grassi Lakes trail is offers much more excitement and killer views. I would not recommend strollers or young children take this trail. If the trail is wet or snowy wear crampons to avoid potential for injury.

Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer

Where to Stay in Canmore

Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer
Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer

Other things to do in Canmore

Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer
Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer

Have you hiked the Grassi Lakes trail? What did you think?!

Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer

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Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer
Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer
Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer
Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer
Grassi Lakes trail in Canmore, Alberta Canada leading you to 2 jaw dropping lakes. | Her Life Adventures | #grassilakes #canmore #albera #canada #howtofind #wheretogo #whattodo #trail #hike #winter #summer

Heading to Canadas National Parks too? Check out my guides below!

National park guide covering Jasper + Banff + Yoho for what to do and what lakes to see. | HerLifeAdventures.Blog | #traveldestinations #travelideas #northamericatravel #traveltips #travelhacks #travelguide #adventuretravel #roadtrip #nationalpark #nationalparkroadtrip #alberta #canada #britishcolombia
National park guide covering Jasper + Banff + Yoho for what to do and what lakes to see. | HerLifeAdventures.Blog | #traveldestinations #travelideas #northamericatravel #traveltips #travelhacks #travelguide #adventuretravel #roadtrip #nationalpark #nationalparkroadtrip #alberta #canada #britishcolombia
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21 thoughts on “Grassi Lakes Trail

  • Canadian Rockies are so picturesque! I love it there. I haven’t visited this particular lake, but I will next time. The colour of the water is unbelievable.

  • Everything I read about Canada just makes me want to head there! We spent a lot of time this year exploring Patagonia…I think it’s time now we explored North and headed to Canada. Your photos are so beautiful, I’d love to experience this!

  • I am dying to go visit this area! The Grassi Lakes look gorgeous and a great stop before Banff. I would defiantly be taking the “easy” trail to the viewpoint.

  • Grassi Lakes Trail looks gorgeous! I was in that area in 2018, but didn’t know about this trail – will definitely add it to my list for next time!

  • Looks like a stunning area to hike, and sounds like a good excuse to invest in a new pair of hiking boots. That water looks electric and is so visually complimentary to the surrounding scenery.

  • This lake looks stunning! It kind of reminds me of a small lake I hiked to recently in the Black Forest, Germany. It was prohibited to go inside as a sensitive algae live inside that is on the verge of extinction. I’d love this place too!

  • I love the Canmore and Banff area, so many gorgeous hikes, all of them with great scenery. When we were visiting Banff we stayed in Canmore, but unfortunately didn’t do the Grassi Lakes Trail–maybe next time!

  • Oh my! What gorgeous crystal clear turquoise waters. Wow! Banff NP is on our bucket list for Canada, so I pinned this to refer back when we get to go there. Thanks for sharing.

  • These photos are absolutely stunning! Thanks for all of the great information- the maps, and suggestions on accommodations are helpful. I’d love to get to Banff and when we do we’ll definitely check out the Grassi Lakes!

  • This looks a lovely trail. Long enough so you feel you’ve exercised but not so long, the rest of the day you’re shattered. I’m saving this post for when I finally get to see Canada’s National parks.

  • Grassi Lakes Trail looks very splendid and I am adding this to my wishlist as I am nature lover. Good to know that it is 4.3 kilometer (2.7 miles) out and is moderate hike in the city of Canmore, in Alberta Canada. Canada really has wonderful lakes.

  • I have never seen such beautiful crystal clear lakes. This is a nature’s abode, a heaven on earth. Thanks for presenting this through your blog.

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