Banff Adventures - Winter Snowshoe Tour Packages

Ready to put on your explorer cap and venture forth into the Canadian wilderness this winter? Exploring Banff National Park by snowshoe is a fun way to take in the beauty of the Rockies and the learn more about this incredible region. Feel the crunch of fresh packed snow beneath your feet and journey forth into your very own winter wonderland!

Whether you’re looking for a family friendly activity that’s accessible for all fitness levels or searching for a unique way to make the most of your time in the mountains, snowshoeing is the perfect way to trek across the Rockies with ease!

Snowshoeing is the perfect winter activity that’s fun and accessible for everyone! Join in on this one-of-a-kind way to explore the wonderland that is the Canadian Rockies with the help of our experienced guides. Learn about the history of the region, keep an eye out for wildlife, and prepare for a day full of laughter as you conquer the snow, one step at a time!

 

Snowshoe ACTIVITIES

SNOWSHOEING AT SUNSHINE VILLAGE

White powder paradise

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$99

Join us on this popular guided snowshoe adventure, and experience winter with one of our professional guides. It's a mix of fun, physical activity and stunning views. Equipment included.

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FIRST TRACKS SNOWSHOE

Get away from the crowds

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$79

Your guide will lead you through forests blanketed with deep snow and along the shorelines of frozen lakes. This easy snowshoe tour will allow you to explore a Canadian winter wonderland.

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SNOWSHOE TO MARBLE CANYON

Explore the landscape

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$79

Travel to Kootenay National Park and admire the dramatic colours of Marble Canyon. See how the pounding and frozen waters of Tokumn Creek have eroded a 40 meter deep limestone gorge.

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SNOWSHOE TO THE PAINT POTS

Intro to snowshoeing

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$79

Snowshoe on an easy trail through Vermilion River Valley to the Pain Pots, a cultural treasure within our National Parks. Hear stories of Banff's indigenous people, explorers and fur traders. End the day by making a taffy snow treat.

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LAKE LOUISE - WINTER SCENIC SNOWSHOE TOUR

Reach that perfect viewpoint

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$89

Snowshoe while listening to stories of our history, the landscape and wildlife of Lake Louise. Includes a brief introduction to snowshoeing where your instructor will show you how to use this easy and fun equipment.

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SNOWCAT SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE

Unique guided adventure

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$169

Come onboard our snowcat which will take you to a white wilderness of deep snow and alpine scenery. Strap on your snowshoes to cross open plateaus, hike through dense forest and be amazed at the views of the Kananaskis Valley below!

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Snowshoe Tours in Banff

Home to sweeping views of gorgeous peaks, plenty of local wildlife, and endless adventure around every corner, Banff is an ideal spot to explore by foot. Snowshoeing makes it easy to travel atop the snow, and is a fun challenge for participants to get the hang of. Take in the beauty of the Paint Pots and learn all about Banff’s indigenous people as well as our history during the fur trade, capping off your trip with a crazy carpet slide, or take a weekend expedition to Marble Canyon, a 40-metre deep limestone gorge. No matter where you step, you’re sure to be in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

 

What to expect

Banff Adventures offers multiple snowshoe tours exploring various areas within Banff, Kananaskis, Lake Louise, Kootenay National Park, and more. Suitable for participants 8 or 12 (Sunshine Village) and up, tours range in duration from 2-7.5 hours, many of which feature snacks and a hot cocoa break to keep you warm while exploring. Transportation is provided for all trips except for the Lake Louise tour, which meets at the Lake Louise Ski Resort Guides Cabin. Winter clothing, including snow jackets, snow pants, warm socks, gloves, toques and more are required for all participants. Our rental shop can outfit you with a winter jacket and snow pants as needed. We also recommend bringing a light backpack to carry your camera, water, and snacks for the journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What Fitness Level Is Required For Snowshoeing?
    While snowshoeing is family friendly and accessible for most individuals, we do recommend a reasonable level of fitness, particularly for our longer tours.
  2. Is Winter Clothing (Hats And Gloves) Important?
    Yes! Even if it is relatively warm the morning of your tour, it’s important to remember that weather in the mountains can change in an instant. Sudden winds or extra moisture can make things chilly fast, leaving you uncomfortable, or even at risk for frostbite.
  3. Are Snacks Provided?
    The majority of our tours provide cookies and a warm drink, but you are welcome to bring additional snacks in a small backpack if desired.
  4. What Other Activity Options Do You Have?
    Lots! Banff Adventures has a wide selection of tours and packages available all year round!

 

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