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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

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5 Day Winter Adventure in Banff

Make your way to Banff, the jewel of the Rockies. Take a sleigh ride, head to the hills and experience the "champagne powder" Banff is known for, and adventure through steel walkways built into the walls of Johnston Canyon. Includes 4 nights accommodation and transfers.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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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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Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

Hear your snowshoes crunch on fresh powder past the 40-metre gorge and enjoy a maple taffy treat on this snowshoeing tour with Discover Banff Tours, including a professional guide, transport, snowshoes and hot chocolate. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

Expires: 2019-04-14
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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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Firerock Trail

Elkwater, Alberta

This trail begins across the road south of the West-Central Day Use Area. It emerges at D-loop of Firerock Campground. The trail climbs steeply to an open grassy area, passing a large glacial erratic. It climbs gently through a mature poplar and spruce forest. Approximately midway, Firerock Trail links with Horseshoe Canyon Trail and Old Baldy Trail.

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Woods and Water Recreational Trails Association (WWRTS)

Slave Lake, Alberta

We are a trail group in the Lesser Slave Lake area for building, developing and maintaining trails as selected by the group. Our first mission is to develop a trail for the Trans Canada Trail system to connect adjoining Athabasca and High Prairie trail systems. This trail needs to be completed by mid 2017. We develop and maintain safe trails for all trail users. Trails can be used by hikers, skiers, or ATV riders. For trail maps, visit http://mdlsr.ca/index.php/explore/natural-treasures/parks-beaches-and-trails

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