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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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Ferguson Hill Road

Elkwater, Alberta

Ferguson Hill Road is closed to vehicles in the winter. It's groomed for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowbiking (fat-tired bikes). This is a great way to access the top of the Cypress Hills Plateau or a fun way to descend. The last 100 metre descent to Elkwater Campground is challenging. Ferguson Hill Road connects with Plateau Trail and Murray Hill Road.

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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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Beaver Creek Loop

Elkwater, Alberta

This trail begins at the southwest corner of Beaver Creek Campground. It winds through poplar and spruce forest past a beaver pond. It ends near the bottom of Old Baldy Campground. The first 0.6 km of this trail (from Beaver Creek Campground to the wooden bridge) is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

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Sunrise Snowshoe Photo Tour

Head out when the light is at its best, as the sun rises and everything turns golden. For once our short winter days work to our advantage: no need to get up at crazy hours to make the most of it!

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Alberta Winter Wonderland

This package includes: VIA Rail transportation Edmonton to Jasper, 3 nights of accommodation in Jasper, Maligne Canyon ice walk, dogsledding excursion in Jasper, transfer to Banff, 3 nights accommodation in Banff, 1 day ski pass, snowshoeing excursion to Marble Canyon, sleigh ride tour in Banff, transfer from Banff to Calgary.

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Sunshine Village Snowshoe and Fondue Tour

Sunshine’s historical snowshoe tour provides a unique Rocky Mountain experience through untouched powder deep into Sunshine Meadows a location renowned for beauty and immense Rocky Mountain surroundings. The experience culminates indoors at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge’s Chimney Corner Lounge and Wine Bar with a traditional Swiss-style cheese fondue.

Expires: 2017-04-30
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Watchable Wildlife Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Marvel at the activity in natural wetlands and real backcountry. All you need is comfortable footwear and clothing ... we take care of everything else ... ... morning or afternoon departures ... return transportation from Edmonton hotels.

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Full Circle Adventures

Turner Valley, Alberta
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Experience intimate nature!. Understand the natural world as a source of knowledge adventure and healing. Discover the edible plants of southern Alberta through wild-crafting and wildflower hikes. Get out cross country skiing or learn to read animal tracks while out snowshoeing. Get connected to nature.

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Lens on Nature

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Lens on Nature’s mission is to enable our guests the opportunity to immerse themselves and experience the remote beauty, history and culture of Fort Chipewyan, one of Alberta’s most isolated and northern communities. We offer carefully created, professionally guided three day adventures which include travelling a 280 km (174 mi) road made entirely of snow and ice to Fort Chipewyan, dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, historical tours and a chance of seeing aurora borealis. With each trip, guests receive a collection of inspiring images in a professionally designed hard cover book that captures the sense of authenticity of their adventure.

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