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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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Sundance Lodge Backcountry Cabin

Sundance Lodge in Banff National Park is the perfect backcountry winter retreat. Located a gentle 10-16km snowshoe, cross-country ski or fat bike from the Banff trailhead, this cozy ten-room log cabin is open January to March and wood-heated with hot showers, indoor toilets, home-cooked meals and a wood burning fireplace.

Expires: 2019-03-10
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5 Day Snow Train from Edmonton to Jasper

Travel to one of the most pristine ski destinations in the heart of the Canadian Rockies aboard VIA Rail’s Snow Train while viewing the most spectacular scenery on the planet. This package includes 4 nights accommodation, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice walking. Experience a truly Canadian winter like never before.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Snowshoeing in Lake Louise

The quiet beauty of winter is a delight to explore on snowshoes! Your 3-4 hour wilderness outing includes snowshoes & poles, delicious dark cocoa hot chocolate and homemade power bars.

Expires: 2019-03-31
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Elk Island National Park

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
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Within an hour's drive of Edmonton lies a place of quiet, where there are no city lights to dilute the starry sky on a crisp winter evening, where bison graze placidly along the roadside and elk appear among shadows of an aspen forest. This gentle wilderness of aspen woodlands, prairie meadows and pockets of wetland is home to bugling elk, howling coyotes, and more than 250 bird species. It is here that the storied plains bison were brought back from near extinction.

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Peace River Wildland Provincial Park

Peace River, Alberta
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Peace River Wildland Provincial Park, located about two hours north of Grande Prairie, is a pristine protected parkland and important wildlife corridor for elk, deer and bears. In summer, paddle, power boat and fish on the river. Hike, mountain bike and horseback ride on marked trails, or venture into the backcountry. Skijoring, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and snowmobiling are popular activities in winter. Backcountry camping is allowed year round in the park.

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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Lethbridge, Alberta
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The Helen Schuler Nature Centre offers people a chance to experience nature first-hand. Open year-round the Centre is a unique urban escape within minutes of downtown Lethbridge! They offer interactive exhibits and a wide variety of public programs for people of all ages.

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