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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. 

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Banff National Park | Mike Seehagel

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8 Day Alberta Winter Wonderland

Explore the best that the Rockies have to offer in the winter. Experience new adventures every day by joining this fully guided tours and relax at night by the fire while enjoying some outstanding cuisine in the jewels of the Alberta Rockies - Banff and Jasper National Park.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Snowshoeing Tour to Paint Pots

Snowshoe along a winding forest trail to the historical Paint Pots 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: 2019-04-15
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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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Mt Norquay, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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From the legendary ski racers that have claimed their glory on Norquay’s slopes since the 1930s, to beginners clipping on skis or a board for the very first time, Norquay is for everyone with over 60 runs to choose from. The fun does not stop when the sun goes down. Norquay offers the only night skiing in the Alberta Rockies. On Friday and Saturday nights the Cascade chair is fully lit, including the entire terrain and tube parks. Banff National Park’s deep-rooted ski culture started at Mt Norquay. Norquay is also home to Alberta’s largest tube park. Just take a seat on a purpose designed inflatable tube, hold onto the handles and get sliding! Summer months offer opportunities to climb, explore and relax. Norquay has maintained its place as the locals’ hill for over nine decades, it’s Banff’s backyard – all while hosting skiers, riders and sightseers from all corners of the globe. Norquay is a Banff classic!

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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Banff, Alberta
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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort boats the longest non-glacial ski season in the Canadian Rockies, receiving up to 9 m (30 ft) of snow in its mid-November to late-May season. Located just 15 minutes from the town of Banff and spread over 3,300 acres, the resort is also home to Canada’s first heated lift – the TeePee Town LX. In the center of the village at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) you will find the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel. Book your lift tickets, ski school and accommodation in advance.

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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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