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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.

When the weather is wintry, there are many interesting activities to choose in the Slave Lake Region during the cold months - even if you don't have your own ice fishing shack or your own snowshoes!

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Plateau Trail

Elkwater, Alberta

This trail meanders through grassland on Cypress plateau, and aspen and lodgepole pine forests. It joins Horseshoe Canyon Trail and Mitchell Creek Trail.

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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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Canadian Rockies Photo Tour - Winter

The perfect picture starts with an adventure. Travelling through the backcountry, chasing the light is what drives us to showcase nature at its best. Our team of top photographers will take you on an adventure of a lifetime, capturing images that wanderers crave. Two 6-night winter tour dates available.

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White Mountain Adventures - Winter Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Get the most out of your Canadian Rockies experience by accompanying our professional interpretive guides as they lead you through marvelous backdrops of snow covered mountain peaks and waterfalls frozen in mid stream. Or opt to explore snow-covered forests and along the shorelines of frozen lakes surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges by snowshoe, the easiest way to experience the magic of winter.

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Bluesky Outfitting

McLennan, Alberta

Our hunting area in McLennan Alberta is indisputably one of the premier waterfowl hunting areas in North America! McLennan The Bird Capital of Canada is located on Kimiwan Lake. Recorded counts in excess of 26 000 migratory birds per day use Kimiwan Lake during migratory season. We are committed to managing our number of waterfowl hunters to ensure that hunters will have excellent duck and goose hunting throughout their stay. We are committed to a policy of 100% fair chase and stress principles and ethics above all else. Blue Sky Outfitting 1-780-324-2080

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Nature Alive

Barrhead, Alberta

Nature Alive is a multifaceted family-run business offering numerous levels of survival courses, bushcraft courses, and outdoor education workshops, as well as guided canoe trips, guided winter camping trips, National and Provincial canoe certifications, recreational drum circle facilitation and Djembe instruction, all managed by our certified and experienced staff and partners.  Our one of a kind trips and courses take you through the limitless forests and waterways of Alberta, Canada. Our passion is to offer you a way to immerse yourself into exuberant whole living through exciting and invigorating courses, workshops, and community events.

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