Explore a winter wonderland on snowshoes. Enjoy a morning guided snowshoe tour and admire the dramatic colours of Marble Canyon located in Kootenay National Park.
On this half-day Snowshoe Guided tour, you will see how the pounding and frozen waters of Tokumn Creek have eroded a 40-meter-deep limestone gorge. Walk through the forest and search for snowshoe hare, lynx and wolf tracks while exploring the surroundings.
During this truly Canadian experience, you will be treated to a hot chocolate and a special maple taffy made in the snow.
Highlights and Sightseeing:
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!
The minimum age: 8 years. Children under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian on the ride with them.
Duration: 4 hours.
Walking Time: 2-2.5 hours.
Return Walking Distance: 3.5 km.
Elevation Gain: minimal.
Season Dates: December – April*, subject to snow conditions.
Departure: Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 am from Banff.
The tour runs up to -27 degrees Celcius or it will be rescheduled based on the temperature.
Dress for the weather.
All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.
Your Tour Includes:
– A friendly and certified tour guide,
– Hiking poles,
– Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide),
– Hot chocolate and maple taffy treat made in the snow by your guide,
– Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff.
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.