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 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