Snowshoeing Guided Tour – Paint Pots

Snowshoe on an easy trail along a bridge across the frozen Vermilion River and along the snowy path winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within our National Park.

Learn about the history of the fur trade as you explore the fascinating Paint Pots, which are mineral deposits once used by First Nations people for rock painting.

Along the way you will hear stories of Banff’s indigenous people, explorers and fur traders who lived in and traveled through the Rockies. After this crisp winter walk, enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert. Plus try a crazy carpet slide down the hill while it’s being made – kids and adults alike love this part of the tour!

This is an excellent trip for beginners as it covers a mainly flat terrain with minimal elevation gain, and also suits anyone wanting a pleasant activity outdoors in the majesty of Kootenay National Park.

Highlights:
The Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket Jacket
Authentic trapping tools
Paint Pots
Crazy carpet slide
Maple Taffy treat

Minimum age: 8 years. All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years and older.
Duration: 4 hours.
Walking time: 2-2.5 hours.
Return Distance: 3 km (1.86 miles).
Elevation Gain: minimal.
Season Dates: December to April, subject to snow conditions.
Departure daily at 1:30 pm from Banff.
A waiver must also be completed prior to the start of the tour.

Your Tour includes:
– Professional certified guide,
– Snowshoes, use of hiking poles,
– Hotel pick up and drop off,
– Hot chocolate,
– Maple taffy treat,
– Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide).

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

Details on how to book this tour will be provided in your experience voucher.

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