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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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Winter Wandering in Bighorn Country

Experience the spectacular beauty of Bighorn Country in central Alberta this winter. Fill your days with winter hikes, snow shoeing or cross country skiing and relax in comfort at Aurum Lodge. From $499 for 2 people for a 2-night stay with meals included. Blackout dates apply.

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Winter Medicine Walk

Let a Métis guide teach you about winter in the Rockies. Look for animal tracks in the snow, learn about medicinal plants, hear legends and learn to love winter in a whole new way. From $50 per adult and $25 per child.

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Icewalk and Snowshoe

Join two popular winter tours, snowshoeing to Marble Canyon and the Johnston Canyon ice walk.

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Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Slave Lake, Alberta

Nestled in beautiful Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is a unique research and education centre that explores the importance of the boreal forest, especially for our migratory birds. This green LEED building hosts interactive exhibits, visitor information services, education programs for all ages, interpretive trails, and a gift shop showcasing local artisans. Year-round outdoor education programs are offered including cross country ski and snow rentals during the winter season. Check out the Nest: our beautiful comfort camping facility right on site. Contact us at info@borealbirdcentre for more information.

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Spring Lake Ski Hill

Grande Prairie, Alberta

Spring Hill has been run by volunteers for over 20 years. We welcome downhill skiers and boarders and have a great beginner hill. For the cross-country skier we offer over 10 km of groomed trails. There are also plenty of other activities offered to the non-skier such as: ice fishing, snowshoeing and snow mobile trails. We have a small rental shop, offer ski lessons, chalet & concession. Open seasonally Saturday/Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Mitchell Creek

Elkwater, Alberta

This trail starts at the south end of Elkwater Campground. Climbing steadily through mixed wood and lodgepole pine forest, the trail ends at Murray Hill Road at the top of the plateau. There is an informal viewpoint one third of the way up, overlooking Elkwater Lake.

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