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 daily tour to the Paint Pots and learn all about Banff’s indigenous people, explorers and fur traders – families in particular love this one for the crazy carpet slide – or join our weekend expeditions to Marble Canyon, a 40-metre deep limestone gorge.
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 uniquely Canadian maple taffy treat!