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. 

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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: 2020-04-12
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Crescent Falls + Ice Bubbles

Explore some of the most amazing landscapes in Alberta. This tour combines the double waterfalls at Crescent Falls with an afternoon exploring the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake. Lunch, hiking poles, ice cleats, a professional guide and transportation from Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House or Nordegg are all included.

Expires: 2020-03-14
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Sunset + Ice Bubbles Photo Tour

Catch the magic of the sun setting on Abraham Lake. This tour is all about ice, from the famous bubbles to quirky ice features, you'll get to spend the afternoon exploring the area with your guide. This tour has a flexible itinerary based on what you love to photograph.

Expires: 2020-03-01
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Horseshoe Canyon Trail

Elkwater, Alberta

This trail starts at the roadway into Old Baldy Campground. It climbs along an abandoned road through open fields and mixed forests. From the top, there is a spectacular view of Horseshoe Canyon landslide and rolling rangeland to the north. This is an excellent trail for mountain biking.

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Misery Mountain Ski Area

Peace River, Alberta

It has two T-bars and a quad chair giving access to 563 vertical feet of runs! Great man-made snow and groomed conditions on 3 main runs with 34 runs in total. It offers full equipment rentals and lessons for the beginners and steep exiting slopes for the pros.

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Hamilton House Cross Country Skiing Trail

Cold Lake, Alberta

You are XC skiing over pristine, groomed trails, with small hills, valleys and our private lake on 4 loops, including some advanced hills on the furthest loop. Ther offer approx 17 kms of groomed trails in the Boreal forest of Northern Alberta. Leave from your own room door at Hamilton House Inn. There are 16 pair of skis and boots for rent, fitting almost everyone. They also offer 5 sets of snowshoes to make your own trail into the wilderness. Clean, crisp air with deep forest trails or wide open spaces, sunrises or sunsets can lead the way, or the northern lights waiting for you, on a night ski (headlamp provided) out on the lake bed. They see moose, deer, occasional coyote or lynx and/or their tracks and many birds on each trip.

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