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 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.

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!
Banff Snowshoeing Race with Discover Banff Tours
Family Fun

Snowshoeing Tour to Paint Pots

First time snowshoeing? This easy 3-kilometre trail through Kootenay National Park to see the historical Paint Pots is the perfect introduction. Snowshoe on an easy trail along a bridge across the frozen Vermilion River and and along the snowy path
per person
Nov-Apr
1:30pm
4 Hours
Snowshoeing to Marble Canyon
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Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon

Your snowshoes crunch on fresh powder as you hike past Marble Canyon's 40-metre deep gorge. This half-day tour is an easy introduction to snowshoeing in Kootenay National Park where you can admire the dramatic colours of Marble Canyon, worn away
per person
Dec-Apr
8:30am
4 Hours
See frozen waterfalls on the Johnston Canyon Icewalk with Discover Banff Tours

Icewalk + Snowshoe

Combo Package; explore a frozen canyon of ice, then stomp through fresh powder on a snowy forest trail. Included: Johnston Canyon Icewalk (AM) Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular attractions in Banff National Park and has a network
per person
Nov-Apr
8+
Hot chocolate on the Snowshoeing Tour to Marble Canyon with Discover Banff Tours

Private Snowshoeing Tours

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
per person
Nov-Apr
5 Hours
8+