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Snowshoeing Winter Outdoor Activities

Super accessible, decidedly chill. Snowshoeing is an easy way to conquer snowdrifts and see more terrain than you could with regular snow boots. There’s zero learning curve to snowshoeing, so there’s nothing stopping you from making giant footprints. • Top shelf: Ride a chairlift up a mountain to remote snowshoe routes. Why let skiers, snowboarders and bighorn sheep have all the fun? • Good to know: Snowshoeing makes walking in winter more fun, no matter where you’re treading. A tour along a secluded wintry trail in Banff National Park is worth the effort of planning ahead. Or bring a map and make your own tracks to a frozen lake in Kananaskis Country. 

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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Banff, Alberta
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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort boats the longest non-glacial ski season in the Canadian Rockies, receiving up to 9 m (30 ft) of snow in its mid-November to late-May season. Located just 15 minutes from the town of Banff and spread over 3,300 acres, the resort is also home to Canada’s first heated lift – the TeePee Town LX. In the centre of the village at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) you will find the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel. Book your lift tickets, ski school and accommodation in advance.

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Woods and Water Recreational Trails Association (WWRTS)

Slave Lake, Alberta

We are a trail group in the Lesser Slave Lake area for building, developing and maintaining trails as selected by our group. Our first mission is to develop a trail for the Trans Canada Trail system to connect adjoining Athabasca and High Prairie trail systems. This trail needs to be completed by mid 2017. We develop and maintain safe trails for all trail users. Trails can be used by hikers, skiers, or ATV riders. For trail maps, visit http://mdlsr.ca/index.php/explore/natural-treasures/parks-beaches-and-trails

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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Canada’s deadliest rockslide. 90 Seconds Changed Their Lives. “It took quite a bit of time for us to get it through our heads that everything and everybody beyond that point where the wall of rock began was dead…” What was it like to be in Frank when Turtle Mountain collapsed? Why did it happen? Will it happen again? Visitors can feel the impact of the Frank Slide story in a personal, interactive and creative setting, involving first-hand accounts by the people who lived through the destruction. On April 29th in 1903, 90 million tons of rock thundered from Turtle Mountain and buried part of a town. Immerse yourself in emotional survivor accounts. Stand on the edge of destruction and marvel at the awesome power of nature or take a walk through the massive boulders and imagine what it must have been like. Discover unforgettable stories told through prop talks, dramatic vignettes, high definition award-winning presentations, guided walks, powerful images, and one-on-one contact with historical guides. Get out into the spectacular Rocky Mountain landscape and discover the unexpected with a guided or self-guided walk on the Frank Slide Trail. Interact with knowledgeable staff one-on-one or as part of an interpretive experience inside or outside the Centre. Immerse yourself in special activities during events that celebrate the area’s unique history and culture. Enjoy two high definition, award-winning presentations in the Centre’s theatre. Take time to explore four exhibit galleries with heart-rending accounts by survivors of the slide, powerful images of the devastation, and touch screen displays to help you dig deep into the history. Look for items in the Frank Slide Gift Shop that are only found here.

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Moose River Tours

Slave Lake, Alberta

Outdoor country vacations for families, groups and individuals. Experience the bounty that Mother Nature has to offer. Day tours, vacation packages, camping, hiking, wood-working, gold-panning, photography, meditation. See wildlife, relax in a rustic setting. A family run business in Smith, AB featuring privacy and quiet. Retreats offered through A Place to Pause. Guided fishing coming soon. Book a staff party or private function.

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Walks & Talks Jasper

Jasper, Alberta
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Join lifetime Jasper resident Paula Beauchamp, owner of Walks and Talks Jasper, on an informative guided adventure. Why not explore Jasper National Park with a professional level qualified guide who is passionate about Jasper's awesome trails? We walk farther so that you can enjoy more of Jasper's nature, waterfalls, canyons, glaciers, lakes and mountain scenery. Paula’s vision was to offer small groups the benefit of her extensive training and many years of experience, both as a qualified guide and long-time Jasper resident.

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White Mountain Adventures - Winter Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Get the most out of your Canadian Rockies experience by accompanying our professional interpretive guides as they lead you through marvelous backdrops of snow covered mountain peaks and waterfalls frozen in mid stream. Or opt to explore snow-covered forests and along the shorelines of frozen lakes surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges by snowshoe, the easiest way to experience the magic of winter.

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