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“Worth the quick stop at Marble Canyon”
Review of Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon
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US$80.32*
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Lake Louise Winterland from Banff
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

The canyon, deep gorges and views of the surrounding area is worth this stop off the Kootenay Hwy. Its a quick stop - allow an hour or so and you wont be disappointed with the short hike. You get to see an area where 2 different rivers meet (the colors are different) and real beautiful views of the canyon and mountains surrounding this National Forest.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Quite a spectacular sight, the depth of the canyon is way beyond what I expected. The area isn't pretty, but the forest recovering from a fire is quite a sight and great in its own right.

The canyon is very well managed, I guess it has to be for safety's sake, and you wouldn't be able to truly appreciate the depths without the bridges, but it does spoil it a little bit, but not enough that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Loved the cool breeze coming from the canyon. Made the mistake of paddling near the car park - river was so cold it hurt, even in August. Still, that's an experience checked off!

1  Thank Simon J
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

All the times I have biked or driven through Kootaney National Park and I never took the time to hike here. I was very pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this trail and the canyon. The rockies never stop amazing me.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Our guidebook said the trail is 1 km each way, but I have to wonder if that was on the short side, or as the crow flies. In any case, this is a relatively easy hike (as I recall, only one modest staircase towards the beginning.) After that, you can criss-cross the canyon on a number of bridges, getting higher and higher. It seemed like every time we came around a bend, you would see the path continue on into the distance. Eventually, you hit a powerful waterfall that marks the end of the trail, and from there you can loop back to the parking lot. This is a very picturesque trail - not only the canyon, river, and falls, but the surrounding mountains and even the remnants of a forest fire. A great introduction to the park.

1  Thank PinkFloydActuary
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

I read the reviews for Marble Canyon and had high hopes. But this was a disappointing side trip from Banff. If you are into interesting geology and unique canyon perspectives, it might be worth a stop but I would rather have gone up Johnston Canyon twice than go once to Marble. First of all, Kootenay NP has had a recent major fire so the area is devastated and not very scenic. The walk is dry and somewhat lifeless, even though the canyon in the rock is very beautiful (you largely look down into a very narrow gorge) as you cross different bridges. The highlight is at the very end when you see the waterfall that begins the canyon. Overall, this is interesting but only if you have LOTS of time in the Banff area.

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