The mountains and forests of the Canadian Rockies are some of the most impressive natural landscapes on Earth. Lacking the crowds of summer, the winter world is magnificent in its quiet solitude. On snowshoes you can get to places that would be impossible to access in summer, including the backcountry of Kananaskis (where much of the movie ‘The Revenant’ was filmed), across alpine lakes, and off-the-beaten-path in Banff National Park. Expert guides will have you snowshoeing confidently following a short introduction to winter walking techniques. Strap on ice cleats to enjoy ‘ice walking’ within beautiful Johnston Canyon and take your pick of classic winter activities such as dogsledding, icefishing, ice skating, cross country skiing, or a sleigh ride at lovely Lake Louise.
Length of Trip : 5 Days, 4 Nights
Cost: Visit Great Canadian Trails for the latest pricing, which includes:
– 4 nights in generally 3-star lodging with private facilities
– 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner
– Welcome reception in Banff
– Professional snowshoe/interpretive guides each day
– Park fees and sightseeing
– Snowshoe and ice walking equipment
Best time to go : Departs Mondays from January through March
Wheelchair friendly : No
Family friendly : Not for young kids, best to inquire for more information.
Where to eat :
4 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included in the package.
Official Site :
Find more info about Great Canadian Trails Rockies Winter Highlights here
Where to Stay : The itinerary includes 4 nights accommodation in inns or lodges.
Getting There :
The itinerary begins in Banff. There are regular airport shuttles from Calgary Airport to Banff, as well as private shuttles.
Note from Robin : Anyone can snowshoe, and if you’ve never done it before, it will quickly seduce you. Wearing your favourite boots, you clip into crampons that support your weight on even the deepest snow. Experienced snowshoers can bring their own gear. The surroundings are peaceful and quiet, the views gobsmacking.