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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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Sprinkler Trail

Elkwater, Alberta

This easy trail starts at the D loop in Elkwater Campground and ends at Shoreline Trail. It goes up and behind the townsite through a mix of poplar and spruce forests. A popular trail for viewing birds and wildlife, it also passes through a FireSmart area south of the townsite.

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Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta
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In 1890, Lake Louise was a wild outpost at the end of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Today this hamlet, lake and the nearby area offer some of the finest hiking, skiing and sightseeing in the world. The lake, with its turquoise hue and glacial backdrop, is by far the area's most popular destination. Summer offers iconic photography, lakeshore strolls, hiking, climbing, canoeing and horseback riding. Winter offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and skating in a magical, snowy wonderland.

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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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Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

Your snowshoes crunch on fresh powder as you hike through this 40-meter deep gorge, worn away over centuries by the rushing waters of Tokumn Creek.

Expires: 2018-02-07
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Rockies Snowshoe Tours

Snowshoeing is the easiest way to experience the magic of winter in the mountains. Professional guides will lead you away from the crowds, bringing you up close and personal with nature as you take in the breathtaking views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Each tour includes transfers, equipment and snacks.

Expires: 2018-02-16
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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 our famous homemade power bars.

Expires: 2018-02-15
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Pursuit Adventures - Rockies Snowshoeing

Red Deer, Alberta

Winter in Alberta is pure magic: crisp temperatures, the crunch of snow underfoot and plenty of bluebird days. Head out with your guide this winter for a fun day playing in the snow, exploring the area and making great memories. Join a small group tour on your own or with a few friends, book a private tour or create a custom adventure.

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White Mountain Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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You’ll find some of the best year-round adventures in the world right here in the Canadian Rockies. Incredible summer hiking and walking, amazing winter ice walks, wildlife watching, and snowshoeing adventures. Take the time to experience them with your own exclusive guide. You choose the date, time, trip length and go at your own pace. Our expert guides and naturalists will make your outing the unique adventure you are looking for.

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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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