Grassi Lakes is one of the more popular hikes in the Kananaskis. The hike is under 4 km round trip and 125 m elevation gain. From the trail head just south of Canmore you head up to two brilliant blue ponds. The trail is a gradual incline with a great view of the lakes and town at the end. There are two routes, the more heavily trafficked and then one off two the side which offers a view of a waterfall coming off the spray lakes reservoir. The lakes are surrounded by porous rock mountains which makes the hike popular for climbers as well. I have done this hike a few times in early spring - late fall the only caution I will note is that it gets quiet busy if you go on a weekend so make sure to be there plenty early!
An angel in the book of life
Wrote down our baby's birth
She whispered as she closed the book
"Too Beautful for Earth"
A plaque sits on top of one of the rocks overlooking the lake with the above inscription.