Snowshoeing

An easy afternoon introductory tour to snowshoeing. Travel to Kootenay National Park and admire the dramatic colours of Marble Canyon.  See how the pounding and frozen waters of Tokumn Creek have eroded a 40 meter deep limestone gorge.  Walk through the forest left standing from the 2003 Kootenay fire and search for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks while exploring how the landscape is changing and animals are adapting.

A highlight for many is the unique Canadian treat – hot maple taffy, made in the snow by your guide.

Return Distance: 3.5 km
Elevation Gain: minimal

PLEASE NOTE THIS VIDEO IS OF THE SNOWSHOEING PAINT POTS TOUR – TEMPORARY SUSPENDED UNTIL THE BRIDGE IS REPAIRED.  WE PROVIDE IT ONLY AS AN INDICATION OF SNOWSHOEING AS AN ACTIVITY.

 

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Price:
Adult: 13 years +: $64.00
Child: 8 – 12 years: $40.00

Departs:

1:30pm daily

Duration:

4 hours

Where to Meet:

Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff

Your Tour Includes:

Friendly, certified guide
Hotel pick up & drop off
Small group size
Hot chocolate and maple taffy treat
Snowshoes & hiking poles
Authentic historical props

Highlights:

  • Marble Canyon, a 40m deep gorge, forged by Tokumn Creek
  • Kootenay Fire: See the destruction caused by the wildfire that threatened Banff in 2003 and how the landscape and animals are adapting.
  • The Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket Jacket:  See the jacket that was used as a trade item between natives and one of the largest trading companies of its time.
  • Authentic Trapping Tools: See some of the traps and snares once used by the fur traders and try your hand at snaring a guide!
  • Maple taffy treat made in the snow.

Remember to bring:

  • Warm clothes, including hats, gloves and warm boots. Ski wear is strongly recommended for this tour.
  • Don’t forget your camera!

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age for this tour is 8 years

 

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