Snowshoe Activities

Snowshoe

Snowshoe

Re-Discover Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing conjures up images of fur traders trudging through deep snow on platforms of wood and sinew. But like many other outdoor winter sports, snowshoeing has undergone somewhat of an equipment revolution in recent years. Snowshoes now are constructed of aluminum and synthetic materials and range in price from just under $100 to well over $500.

Access Pristine Wilderness

If conditions are right, snowshoeing offers a chance to see terrain that even cross-country skiers have trouble accessing. Marshy or glade areas, like those found on the Pyramid Bench, are the best place to snowshoe. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course provides a level area for beginners.

The Maligne Lake area offers more snow and good snowshoeing conditions too. Snowshoeing on the lake itself though is not a good idea as ice thickness can vary widely from place to place.

Be Prepared to Workout

And be warned – snowshoeing can be hard work and hills are especially difficult. Tromping through the snow provides a great aerobic work-out but can also be tough on the legs. Great for the family outings. Snowshoes are sold and rented at most ski shops.

Snowshoe Mouse Hole

The Mouse hole is what the locals call this place, obviously this area is only accessible when the conditions are right.

Snowshoe Watchtower Canyon

Exploring can be so rewarding even for a local that has lived here for so many years. Snowshoe into a new area, at least new to us.

Snowshoe Medicine Lake

Winter is a wonderful time to explore this area where you can roam over the frozen lake and discover some interesting areas

Snowshoe Boundary Lake

A simple short adventure with snowshoes or skis if you like. This trail starts right at the Jasper / Banff border

Shops & Services LINKS

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BUNGALOWS / CABINS

 

BACKCOUNTRY CABINS

 

LODGING WEST IN BC

  • Mica Mountain Lodge
    (Located near Mount Robson, half an hour to the
    Jasper National Park boundary)
  • Dreamcatcher Inn
    (Located near Valemount Just over an hour west of Jasper)

 

Lodging East of Jasper

 

Tour Outfitters LINKS

BUNGALOWS / CABINS

 

BACKCOUNTRY CABINS

 

LODGING WEST IN BC

  • Mica Mountain Lodge
    (Located near Mount Robson, half an hour to the
    Jasper National Park boundary)
  • Dreamcatcher Inn
    (Located near Valemount Just over an hour west of Jasper)

 

Lodging East of Jasper

 

 

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