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Snowshoeing Winter Outdoor Activities

Ever wonder why northern animals like the caribou, hare and lynx have such wide feet? Strap on your snowshoes and you’ll find the answer. This ultra-efficient way to beat the snowdrifts is a winter adventure to be enjoyed by all. Straddle the Great Divide in the Canadian Rockies and get your picture taken with one snowshoe in Alberta and the other in British Columbia. Hop on a helicopter and fly to the backcountry, then snowshoe to an island on a frozen lake for a gourmet lunch. Sign up for an organized outing or make your own tracks. Just pick up your shoes and go where there’s snow.
Snowshoeing Northern Alberta
Snowshowing on frozen lake
Snowshoeing Bear Lake Grande Prairie
Snowshoeing on Bear Lake

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Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta
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The lake, with its turquoise hue and glacial backdrop, is by far the area's most popular destination. Summer offers iconic photography, lake shore strolls, hiking, climbing, canoeing and horseback riding. Winter offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and skating in a magical, snowy wonderland. Tips: The lake is ice-free by mid-June. From November through April enjoy a designated snowshoe trail, or walk the Lakeshore Trail on the right for a spectacular winter experience.

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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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Castle Mountain Resort

Pincher Creek, Alberta
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Experience Alberta's only ski and snowboard resort with drive to your door ski-in, ski-out accommodation. The resort is also home of the Powder Stagecoach, Alberta's best Cat skiing/riding. Castle Mountain is BIG where it counts. BIG Snow, BIG Terrain, BIG Value and BIG Smiles.

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Jasper Adventure Centre

Jasper, Alberta
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Your Adventure has begun! You have found Jasper National Park, famous for its wildlife and scenery. Located in Western Canada, Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, is nestled between Mt. Robson and Banff National Park.

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Sunshine Village Historical Snowshoe and Fondue Tour

Banff, Alberta

Sunshine’s historical snowshoe tour provides a unique Canadian Rockies experience through untouched powder deep into Sunshine Meadows. Let local guides at Sunshine Village take you off the beaten track into the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by panoramic alpine views. Walk along paths taken by Canada’s First Nations and listen to stories of first discovery by European explorers. Put yourself in their (snow) shoes. The experience culminates indoors at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge with a traditional Swiss-style cheese fondue. Immerse yourself in an authentic winter alpine experience in a location rich in Canadian history.

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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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