Join us on a walk with a knowledgeable guide who will share the fascinating stories of Grotto Canyon from an Indigenous perspective.
History of the Area
Grotto Canyon has a long and intimate relationship with Indigenous people from this area. There are important landmarks, signs, and even message boards left on the land that are read in a unique way by those of us who have learned to understand.
Though many who have studied the pictographs in the canyon through academia have formed theories on the pictographs. Our guests have an opportunity to understand from the cultural teachings that give a very different perspective on the canyon, the pictographs, the landscape and the other elements that give rise to the story of Grotto Canyon.
Currently Booking Grotto Canyon Ice Walks
With the seasons in shift, Canyon Walks will likely involve winter conditions going forward. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Bring extra layers, hat, gloves, back pack, wind/water shell, winter boots, sunglasses, water, Kleenex (for drippy noses from the cold) and a camera
- If there is ice in the canyon the guide will bring along ice cleats so be sure to let us know your boot size when you book
- Cooler weather just means a whole new experience from summer!
- 9:45 am ~ 10:00 am
- Arrival & COVID Protocol
We check vaccination status of all members so show up a few minutes early. Guests will need to fill out a declaration of wellness before partaking in the experience.
- 10:00 am ~ 10:15 am
A brief group introduction will take place as is customary. Guide will follow cultural protocol and lay tobacco. At this time we ask guests to respect our traditions and please not take photographs at this time.
- 10:15 am ~ 12:00 pm
- Canyon Walk
We will begin our walk to experience Grotto Canyon close to Canmore.