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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. 

Marvel Pass | Mike Seehagel

Banff National Park | Mike Seehagel

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Cecil Thompson Park

Peace River, Alberta

Cecil Thompson Park is a beautiful community park and campground.The famous bouncy pillow has fast become one of the go to family fun spots in the region. The park features challenging outdoor exercise equipment, a great fishing pond, a gazebo and scenic walking trails. This is a perfect location to spend the day or spend a few hours having a picnic while on the road. Why not spend the night, the campground has 5 unserviced lots, available first come first serve at no charge.

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Bow Habitat Station

Calgary, Alberta
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Discover Alberta’s fish, wildlife and aquatic ecosystems at Bow Habitat Station. Whether you’re a small fry or over the gill, there’s year-round fun for the whole family. Look into the eyes of Alberta's different fish species in the Discovery Centre aquariums; discover what it takes to raise millions of fruit each year; test your luck fishing in the Trout Pond (May 15-Oct 31); or take a stroll along the trails of the Interpretive Wetland. The experience will leave you hooked!

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Ridgetop Trail

Elkwater, Alberta

This trail parallels the northern edge of the Cypress Hills Plateau. It has spectacular views of the prairie to the north and connects with Highline Trail. The trailhead is just past the Texas gate on Reesor Road (left side of road). Parking is in the corral staging area across the road from the trailhead.

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River Valley Adventure Company

Edmonton, Alberta
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River Valley Adventure Co. has everything you need to have a memorable adventure in the river valley. The Beginner Segway Adventure is the first of its kind, offering you a unique way to explore the valley with a knowledgeable guide. Feeling like heading out on your own? Rent a trail bike or tandem bike and hit the trails! Even snowshoe rentals available to traverse the river valley. Or join a stand up paddleboard clinic - what better way to see the valley than from on the river itself? Winter fat bike rentals and snowshoe adventures allow you to appreciate the valley all year. Book your adventure today!

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Pursuit Adventures - Central Alberta Snowshoeing

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
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Make the most out of your time in Central Alberta by heading out for a snowshoe tour with an expert guide. Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the area. Catch some breathtaking scenery as you explore the quiet trails leading to dramatic landscapes, canyons and frozen waterfalls. Enjoy the comfort that comes with a guide who knows the area's trails, wildlife and terrain so that you can focus on snowshoeing, while the rest is taken care of.

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White Mountain Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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You’ll find some of the best year-round adventures in the world right here in the Canadian Rockies. Incredible summer hiking and walking, amazing winter ice walks, wildlife watching, and snowshoeing adventures. Take the time to experience them with your own exclusive guide. You choose the date, time, trip length and go at your own pace. Our expert guides and naturalists will make your outing the unique adventure you are looking for.

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