Banff Snowshoeing

When Europeans first settled in Western Canada, they soon discovered the hardship of trekking across the unforgiving winter landscape. Snowshoes offered a welcome alternative — less tiring and a faster way of getting around.

Today, snowshoeing is still one of the quickest (and most fun) ways to travel on foot in Banff  — and it’s incredibly easy to get the hang of. Take your pick between our tour to Marble Canyon (a 40-meter-deep limestone gorge), or join our expedition to Paint Pots and learn all about Banff’s indigenous people, explorers and fur traders.

The extra treat on these trips? You get to warm up with hot chocolate and a delicious maple taffy — made fresh in the snow by our guides.


  • Great introduction to snowshoeing for first-timers
  • Search for hare, lynx and wolf tracks in the forest
  • Snowshoes, hiking poles and authentic historical props are included
  • Warm up with hot chocolate and a maple taffy treat!
Snowshoeing to Marble Canyon

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. After this crisp winter walk, enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert.
per person
4 Hours
Snowshoe Banff

Snowshoeing Tour to Paint Pots

First time snowshoeing? This easy 3-kilometer trail through the Vermilion River Valley is a perfect introduction. Learn about the history of the fur trade as you explore the fascinating paint pots, which are mineral deposits once used by First Nations people for rock painting. Along the way hear stories of Banff’s indigenous people, explorers and fur traders who lived in and traveled through the Rockies. Snowshoe on an easy trail through the Vermilion River Valley to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within our National Parks.
per person
4 Hours