Guests enjoying a snowshoe to Paint Pots
Making maple taffy treats in the snow
Guided snowshoe tour to the Paint Pots

Easy Trail

Snowshoe to Paint Pots

From $94

Adventure Details

Activity Level
Moderate / Active
Oct - Apr
Shuttle Included

First time snowshoeing? Try one of the best snowshoeing trails near Banff. This easy 3-kilometre trail is a Kootenay National Park hike to see the historical Paint Pots.

The Paint Pots is a great introduction to snowshoeing that provides insight into the fur trade and its impact on Western Canada. Along the way, hear stories of Banff's indigenous people, explorers and fur traders who lived in and traveled through the Rockies. Snowshoe on an easy trail through Vermilion River Valley to the Paint Pots. This trip is on mostly flat terrain and you will have the chance to search for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks while exploring. Finally, near the Paint Pots you'll be rewarded with a unique Canadian treat - maple taffy!

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Snowshoeing to the Paint Pots

Adult (13+): $94 | child (8+): $59
Making an snow angel in deep snow wearing snowshoes
Two people sharing hot chocolate in the snow on the snowshoe tour
Two people sliding down a small slope on a carpet on a snowshoe tour
Pouring maple taffy into the snow on a snowshoe tour
  • Tours depart at 1:30pm daily
  • Tours include hotel drop off/pick up, snowshoes & hiking poles, friendly guides, hot maple taffy treat & hot chocolate and historical props
  • Return distance is 3km and elevation gain is minimal
  • Guests are required to dress in full winter gear, including winter boots
  • Peak/High Season Rates apply

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