Nov-Apr
Season
5 Hours
Duration
8+
Age
Active
Activity

Looking for a new way to snowshoe with just your friends or family? Book a private snowshoeing tour of Marble Canyon or the Paint Pots, near Banff.

Use one of our existing snowshoe tours to Marble Canyon, a 40-metre deep limestone gorge, or the Paint Pots and learn all about Banff’s indigenous people and explorers, or connect with us for a custom quote.

With our fleet of different vehicles, and a team of accredited guides, we can match your group size, whether you are a small family or a large corporate group.

Sample Rates:

Rates are dependent on number of guests & vehicle required. For eg, $125 per guest with a minimum of 6 guests for a half day snowshoeing tour.

Contact Us for Custom Quote:

Call: 1 -877-565-9372 to chat, or complete the form below.

 

Included
  • Hot chocolate
  • Maple taffy treat
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Professional certified guide
  • Snowshoes

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

1

Choice of itinerary

Choose from one of our public tour itineraries to Marble Canyon or the Paint Pots, or develop your own custom tour!
2

Snowshoe in deep powder

Take a personalised, interpretive guided snowshoeing tour through deep snow.
3

Everything is provided

Private tours include a dedicated professional guide, comfortable vehicle, use of snowshoes and hiking poles, hot chocolate and a maple taffy made fresh in the snow.
Included
  • Hot chocolate
  • Maple taffy treat
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Professional certified guide
  • Snowshoes
The tour is up to five hours long which includes 2 – 2.5 hours for the icewalk and transport from Banff.
This half day tour includes a dedicated professional guide and transport from Banff to Kootenay National Park in British Columbia (around 45 minutes from Banff) for a 3km (1.9 miles) guided snowshoe tour at Marble Canyon or the Paint Pots. This tour provides an easy introduction to snowshoeing on a mainly flat terrain.

The tour includes the use of snowshoes and we have hiking poles for extra stability if you would like to use them.

We pick up from all hotels in Banff on private tours, and you can select your preferred pick-up location during the booking process. For drop offs, our guide will ask you on the way back where you would like to be dropped off either in town or at your hotel.
Snowshoeing is a form of hiking. Snowshoes are worn over your boots to distribute your weight over the snow. It’s way more fun and less tiring than walking in regular shoes through deep snow!
The tour includes the use of snowshoes and hiking poles. You can bring your own snowshoes if you wish, but we recommend using ours.
No, this tour is suitable for beginners and those of all fitness and ability levels.
Please be prepared for the mountain weather, it changes quickly and our winter tours run in anything from -27C (-17F) to +10C (+50F). Wind chill can change the temperature dramatically and you will be outside for the majority of your tour.

To ensure that you enjoy the tour, please wear/bring:

  • Thermals/base layers/long johns.
  • Snow pants are essential as we will be walking in deep snow. Snow pants can be rented from stores in Banff such as Snowtips-Bactrax.
  • A warm shirt or sweater.
  • A winter jacket, ideally waterproof. Ski jackets can be rented from stores in Banff such as Snowtips-Bactrax.
  • A hat and mitts.
  • A neck warmer or scarf.
  • Sturdy waterproof boots, ideally ones that go over the ankle as we will be walking in deep snow. Winter boots like Sorel, Baffin etc are great. No trainers, sneakers, vans, ugg boots, or “dressy” boots. If you do not have waterproof boots, please contact our Reservations Team and we will check our stock levels or recommend a rental store such as Snowtips-Bactrax.

Please note that safety is our first priority. If the guide thinks your attire or footwear isn’t appropriate and compromises your safety on the tour, you may not be able to participate.

If it goes below -27 degrees Celcius then we will not run the tour and we can reschedule your booking.
Private bookings are subject to a 7 day cancellation policy.
A mandatory gratuity charge is included with all private bookings. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with an additional tip on the day, it will be graciously accepted.

Included
  • Hot chocolate
  • Maple taffy treat
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Professional certified guide
  • Snowshoes
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