Snowshoeing

Try snowshoeing in the Rocky Mountains on a guided day hike or multi-day series. Choose from easy to challenging trips.


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Introduction to Snowshoeing Lecture

In this evening lecture, we'll cover these snowshoeing basics: how to select and fit snowshoes, the best clothing and footwear for winter sport, essential day pack contents, safety concerns, and where to go. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor.

Guided Snowshoe Day Hikes

Discover new snowshoeing locations in Kananaskis or close to Calgary in a group with an experienced guide. All destinations have been selected to take advantage of the best snow conditions throughout the season, for both beginners and experienced snowshoers. We'll cover safety guidelines, instruction on travel skills in different terrain and interpretive information on the area. Trips are either on Saturday or Sunday. Level 1 and 2 trips meet at 9 am. Level 3 trips meet at 8 am. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, snowshoes. Some dates use self-transportation by carpool, while others include van transportation.

Discover Snowshoeing Series

Become a confident snowshoer in 3 weekends. In this series you'll get the Introduction to Snowshoeing lecture, and 3 snowshoe day trips with our experienced guides that progress in difficulty from week-to-week. All trips cover safety guidelines, instruction on travel skills in different terrain, and interpretive information on the area. Trips are either on Saturday or Sunday. Level 1 and 2 trips meet at 9 am. Level 3 trips meet at 8 am. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, snowshoes. Choose a series that has carpool or van transportation. 

Easy Does It Fitness Series

Change your lifestyle over 8 weeks with this snowshoeing series that combines outdoor fun with indoor fitness training. This series is ideal for those new to snowshoeing and who have been fairly inactive. Each Wednesday, attend a small group training session at the University led by a certified trainer. Each weekend, enjoy a snowshoeing trip in the mountains led by an experienced guide, progressing in distance and elevation gain each week. There will also be 3 evening workshops: Flexibility, Map Reading, and Outdoor Safety and Survival. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, fitness trainer, snowshoes, 3 evening workshops, 8 x 1-hour evening training session, 8 x full-day weekend snowshoe hike.

Advanced Snowshoeing Series

Strong snowshoers want to go farther, faster. This 5-week series will start with Level 3 snowshoe hikes, and increase in difficulty each week. You'll hike longer and farther to destinations not reached on our other trips, learn advanced snowshoe skills and get a great workout. Prerequisite: ability to complete Level 3 snowshoe trips with 350m+ elevation gain. Includes: guide, performance snowshoes.

Outdoor Spring Break Camp

Meet new friends and have LOADS of fun snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Kananaskis. In this day camp, we'll also visit cool Calgary locations, play tons of outdoor games, and go climbing, bouldering and swimming. If the weather is warm we'll hike, geocache and build shelters instead of being on snow. Every day is jam-packed with activities. Grades 2-8 camps available. Includes: instructor, equipment, passes, permits, transportation. Required: weather-appropriate clothing and indoor footwear.

Outdoor Winter Break Camp

Take a week over winter holidays to have fun and play in the snow. Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Kananaskis, and go climbing, bouldering and swimming in Calgary. There is something here for everyone and you'll have great stories and new skills to share when you return to school. If there isn't enough snow to ski and snowshoe we will hike, geocache and build shelters. Grades 2-8 camps available. Includes: instructor, equipment, passes, permits, transportation. Required: weather-appropriate clothing and indoor footwear.