Have you ever dreamed of going where no one else has? Seeing a part of the world that only a few have laid eyes on before? Snowshoeing in Banff and Lake Louise is the perfect way to realize that dream. By strapping on a pair of snowshoes, you reach landscapes on foot that are otherwise inaccessible during the winter. With each snowfall, you see a whole new world yet to be touched by the tracks you’ll soon create.
Need more convincing? Here are seven reasons why you should give it a go this winter.
1. You, Yourself and Nature
Slow down, take a deep breath of crisp winter air, and move through the wilderness at your own pace. There’s no end destination in mind, you’re here to purely enjoy the moment, see the mountain ranges from a different perspective, and spend a little time reconnecting with nature.
2. Wholesome, Family Fun
While snowshoeing can be a great way to find some solitude, it is also incredibly fun as a group. It’s inclusive of most ages and allows you to unplug and spend uninterrupted time together.
Not to mention the mounds of snow at your disposal that make for the best snowball fights! It is some of the most good-hearted, family-friendly fun you can have.
3. A Match for Any Skill Level
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a hundred times or never before, snowshoeing welcomes every skill level.
Although walking in snowshoes does change your stride, it doesn’t take very much to get the hang of it and provides a good laugh as you figure it out.
4. Explore at Your Own Pace
You can go as quickly or slowly as you choose. You can make it a leisurely walk across Moose Meadows or achieve your daily steps on the incline reaching Taylor Lake.
You choose how relaxing or strenuous you want your day to be and then find a trail to match.
5. Fits Any Price Point
As far as winter sports go, this is definitely one of the most affordable ones. As long as you have warm winter clothes and proper winter boots, all you need to do is rent the snowshoes.
6. Let the Experts Lead the Way
Snowshoeing can be as simple as renting a pair and finding a snow-laden trail to explore or you can book a tour with an expert guide to take you to lands unknown.
Guides offer a new perspective, can show you fun ways to play in your snowshoes, and provide knowledgeable interpretations of the area you’re exploring. Learn about early discoverers, animals native to the area and so much more.
7. Unique Après Spots
If you began a tour at Banff Sunshine, Mt. Norquay, or Lake Louise Ski Resorts, you can visit their mountain-side pubs for a pint and a bite. Once you sit down and experience the casual and party-like vibe, you’ll never want to leave.
Otherwise, make a reservation in Banff or Lake Louise to try Alberta-made craft spirits and beers with locally sourced plates to pair.