Reliving our Spring Break trip in Banff, our first hike was to Johnston Canyon (where we had our encounter with a yuppie pig) and our second was to Grotto Canyon. How could we NOT want to hike somewhere called the “Grotto”? It was a beautiful sunny early spring day. You know, one of those ones where the chill is still in the air, but the sun is finally warm on your skin?? It’s the best kind of weather!!
To get to Grotto canyon, we had to drive about a 15 minute drive from our condo in Banff. If you’re familiar with the area, it is closest to the town of Canmore.
The canyon is actually a creek bed, and during the winter months, the hike is actually on the frozen over Grotto Creek! We had to have our ice clamps on our hiking boots, so make sure you have something for grip if you’re doing this hike in the winter.