Dec-Apr
Season
10:00am
Departure Time
4.5 Hours
Duration
16+
Age
Active
Activity

A full-day guided snowmobiling tour in Panorama, BC, up to Paradise Basin at 8,000 feet through the forest with spectacular views and a BBQ lunch.

After some practice time at the base area on your 60 HP snowmobile, your guide will lead you up a groomed snowmobile trail through old-growth forest and open slopes for a spectacular view of Panorama Mountain Resort and the surrounding peaks of the lovely Toby Creek Valley.

You will see the remains of an early 1900’s silver mine and warm-up beside the fire in the alpine cabin. Enjoy a mountain-sized cookie and a hot drink and then head out for some free play-time in Paradise Bowl. Your guide will introduce you to the play-area and offer riding and safety tips, and then you have the opportunity to free ride and explore on your snowmobile within the designated area (under the watchful eye of your guide who will be there to assist you if required).

Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ lunch at the cozy comfortable alpine cabin while you watch the ravens soar on the breeze. As you descend back to the base you will park your snowmobile beside the trail and follow your guide along a short pathway to the base of the frozen Smith Falls. This is a magical sight of a 100′ frozen pillar of blue ice amidst pillows of soft powder snow on a rock cliff.

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guides
  • Driving training session
  • Trail fees
  • Snowmobile suit, helmet and warm boots
Not Included
  • Optional collision insurance
Meal
  • Snacks
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Canmore)
  • Meet at Toby Creek Adventures (Panorama, BC)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"A combination of spectacular views and the adrenaline rush during free play time in the powder bowls... awesome!" - Jonathan , Owner & Founder

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Choice of driver or passenger

Take control of your own machine, or ride as a passenger on the 60 HP snowmobiles.
2

4.5 hour guided snowmobiling tour up to 8,000'

Visit the remnants of an early 1900’s Silver Mining Town located at the top of the mountain at 8,000 feet with plenty of wildlife, scenic trails and a spectacular icefall walk within an old growth forest. A highlight for many is the free play time in the Paradise Basin powder bowl.
3

Mountain top barbecue lunch

Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ lunch in the backcountry at the cozy comfortable alpine cabin while you watch the ravens soar on the breeze.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guides
  • Driving training session
  • Trail fees
  • Snowmobile suit, helmet and warm boots
Not Included
  • Optional collision insurance
Meal
  • Snacks
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Canmore)
  • Meet at Toby Creek Adventures (Panorama, BC)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"A combination of spectacular views and the adrenaline rush during free play time in the powder bowls... awesome!" - Jonathan , Owner & Founder

The tour departs from Toby Creek Adventures’ operations base near Invermere, British Columbia, at 10:00am and runs for 4.5 hours, returning to the base at 2:30pm.

For those taking transport, the tour begins with pick-up in Canmore at 6:50am and Banff at 7:15am – 7:45am and the return bus usually arrives back in Banff at approximately 5pm however drop-offs can take up to 45 minutes and are not in the same order or reverse order as pickups. Guests will arrive back in Canmore at around 6pm.

Your tour includes snacks, a BBQ lunch in an alpine cabin, optional transportation from Banff and Canmore, experienced and friendly guides, riding instruction, newer model 60 HP snowmobiles and helmets, boots and snowmobile suits. The five hour snowmobiling tour includes hours of guided trail riding and snowmobiling fun and up to 60 minutes of free play time in Paradise Basin. Collision insurance is available as an optional addition.
Complimentary transportation is available from most hotels in Banff, as well as select locations in Canmore. Guests staying in Banff can select their preferred pick-up location when booking online. Canmore guests can be picked up from most hotels in the main town centre or otherwise the McDonald’s parking lot.
For guests self-driving, please meet at the Toby Creek Adventures’ operations base at 9:45am, which is located at Panorama Mountain Village near Invermere, British Columbia, approximately 2 hours south-west of Banff. Detailed driving directions will be provided in your booking confirmation.
You should wear your own warm winter gear (i.e ski wear, ski gloves, hats, boots, goggles), however they can also provide snowmobile suits and boots if needed. A major credit card is required as a security deposit.
Most of the guests are first-timers so you will receive a comprehensive safety briefing and instruction on how to ride your snowmobile safely.
Not at all, there are no gears to change, just a simple gas and brake, and there are even heated handlebars for your comfort!
All bookings include a 60 HP snowmobile that can seat two people. Guests can upgrade to a high performance 120 hp (for one person) or a 900cc 90hp snowmobile (for two people) for an additional cost. Please enquire or select your preferred upgrade option when booking online.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guides
  • Driving training session
  • Trail fees
  • Snowmobile suit, helmet and warm boots
Not Included
  • Optional collision insurance
Meal
  • Snacks
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Canmore)
  • Meet at Toby Creek Adventures (Panorama, BC)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"A combination of spectacular views and the adrenaline rush during free play time in the powder bowls... awesome!" - Jonathan , Owner & Founder

  • Minimum age for a driver: 16 years.
  • Minimum age for a passenger: 5 years.
  • A standard release of liability is required for all participants. A parent or guardian must complete  a liability release for persons under 19 years of age.
  • A credit card is required on the day for the security deposit.
  • Please note that transport requires a minimum of 4 participants, please call the day prior to confirm your tour if it includes transport.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guides
  • Driving training session
  • Trail fees
  • Snowmobile suit, helmet and warm boots
Not Included
  • Optional collision insurance
Meal
  • Snacks
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Canmore)
  • Meet at Toby Creek Adventures (Panorama, BC)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"A combination of spectacular views and the adrenaline rush during free play time in the powder bowls... awesome!" - Jonathan , Owner & Founder

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