Winter is magical in the Canadian Rockies and what better way to explore its intimate corners than by snowshoeing! It is easy to learn and if you like to hike, you will definitely enjoy snowshoeing as a winter recreational activity.
Whether you're interested in taking a short, leisurely stroll around the town of Banff or village of Lake Louise or keen on accessing remote locations in the backcountry, there are many opportunities to enjoy snowshoeing in Banff National Park.
As with all mountain adventures, it is important to be prepared before you set out on the trail. Details about what you need to know are available on the Parks Canada web site, including information about gear, trail etiquette, wildlife, avalanche safety, and trail reports.
There are a number of businesses throughout Banff and Lake Louise who offer snowshoe excursions & rentals, including guided trips throughout the winter:
Banff Adventures Unlimited - Excursions
Discover Banff Tours - Excursions
Great Divide Nature Interpretation - Excursions
Lake Louise Ski Area - Rentals & Trails
Mountain Magic Equipment - Rentals
Mt. Norquay - Rentals & Trails
Nature In Focus Hiking - Excursions
Snowtips - Bactrax Ski & Bike Rentals - Rentals
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Excursions, Rentals & Trails
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Excursions, Rentals & Trails
White Mountain Adventures - Excursions
Wilson Mountain Sports - Rentals