Banff Snowshoeing Tours

Snowshoeing in Canada is spectacular and when Europeans first settled in Western Canada, they soon discovered the hardship of trekking across the winter landscape. Snowshoes offered a welcome alternative — a less tiring and a faster way of getting around. Today, snowshoeing in Alberta is still one of the quickest (and most fun) ways to travel on foot, especially in Banff because the Banff snowshoe trails and the scenery are exceptional!   Find some of the best snowshoeing near Calgary, with several options for scenic and fun snowshoeing tours.

Join our  Marble Canyon snowshoeing tour and admire the dramatic icy colours of this 40-metre deep limestone gorge and look for animal tracks while snowshoeing. Or join a Lake Louise snowshoeing tour in the forests with a dramatic ending on the famous lake overlooking the Chateau Lake Louise. Alternatively, snowshoe to the historical Paint Pots in Kootenay National Park.

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.

Snowshoeing Banff and Area Highlights

  • 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 uniquely Canadian maple taffy treat!
Hot chocolate on the Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon with Discover Banff Tours

Private Snowshoeing Tours

Looking for a new way to snowshoe Banff and area with just your friends or family? Book a private snowshoeing tour of Marble Canyon or the Paint Pots, near Banff.   Enjoy one of our existing snowshoe tours to Marble
per person
5 Hours
8+
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Lake Louise Winter Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Most Popular

Discover Lake Louise & Snowshoeing

A vast frozen lake surrounded by sparkling snow and an amphitheatre of snow-dusted mountain peaks- Lake Louise Snowshoeing is postcard-perfect.    Snowshoeing Lake Louise is epic! The area transforms into a real-life snow globe in the winter that has to
per person
1:30pm
4 Hours
8+
Snowshoeing to Marble Canyon
Limited Space

Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

Fresh powder and spectacular Marble Canyon snowshoeing as you hike past Marble Canyon's 40-metre deep gorge.   This half-day snowshoe Marble Canyon tour near Banff is an easy introduction to snowshoeing in Kootenay National Park where you can admire the
per person
8:30am
4 Hours
8+
Banff Snowshoeing Race with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Snowshoeing Tour to Paint Pots

First time snowshoeing? Try one of the best snowshoeing trails near Banff. This easy 3-kilometre trail is a Kootenay National Park hike to see the historical Paint Pots.   Snowshoe on an easy trail along a bridge across the frozen
per person
1:30pm
4 Hours
8+