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Grotto Canyon Icewalk

Banff, Canada
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Hike on a frozen creek, and explore surreal rock formations and indigenous wall art on this small-group tour through Grotto Canyon. Your specialist guide explains the unique history and geology of the canyon as you glide past wondrous icefalls in this sublime winter environment. The tour also includes use of ice cleats and a hiking pole, plus a light snack and hot chocolate.
  • Walk on a frozen creek through Grotto Canyon
  • Explore unusual rock formations, native rock art, and icefalls
  • Learn about the history and geology of the area
  • Warm up with hot chocolate and a light snack
Professional guide
Ice cleats
Hiking pole
Maple cookie snack, hot chocolate
Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
Optional gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.

Guests getting picked up from the Mount Royal must be waiting in the public bus parking area behind the hotel.

Guests getting picked up at the Banff Springs Hotel must be waiting at the motorcoach entrance.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years. All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years and older.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip including hats, mittens, and warm boots. A detailed list of items to wear and bring is provided on your voucher.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Banff Tours

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Grotto Canyon Icewalk?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Great tour. The ice was gorgeous, the...
Kelly G
, Feb 2010
Great tour. The ice was gorgeous, the canyon was so beautiful and fun to trek through. Our guide was very good, and had maple cookies and hot chocolate for us at the canyon end. Seeing the thousand year old petroglyphs was really interesting.

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