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Group of people on a guided snowshoeing tour in the Lake Louise area
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Guided Snowshoeing Tour

The arrival of winter in the mountains transforms the forests and hills into a fresh, clean canvas, reinvented daily by shifting winds and falling snow. For thousands of years, humans have used snowshoes to traverse the terrain without sinking deeply into the soft snow.

As you strap into your snowshoes and take your first steps across the surface of the pristine snow, you'll notice that your tracks aren't the only ones crisscrossing the landscape. The knowledgeable insights of your guide will introduce you to the small but mighty creatures who have left subtle marks of their travels etched into the snow.

Good To Know

Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Duration
3-6 hrs
Cost
Tours starting from $82
When
Dec - Apr

Location

When to go

Operating Dates

MonthOperating Status
JanOpen
FebOpen
MarOpen
AprOpen
MayClosed
JunClosed
JulClosed
AugClosed
SepClosed
OctClosed
NovClosed
DecOpen

Local Tips

  • Layer up for this activity! You'll feel the chill of winter at the start but once you get moving you'll start to warm up and will probably want to take off a layer.

  • Grill your guide with lots of questions about the area, they have so much local knowledge that they love to share.

  • Wildlife can be illusive in the winter but keep an eye out for wildlife tracks in the snow to help give you an idea of the kind of the king of animals that live in the area.

Useful Links

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