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. Prerequsite: none. Includes: guide, snowshoes. Van transportation is available for some dates for an additional $23.

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. Prerequsite: 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, 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, personal 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 frequented by the regular group, 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.

Winter Hiking

Low snow? No problem! Enjoy these winter day hikes chosen by our guides to make the most of moderate conditions. Hikes will be 5-10km, with up to 250m of elevation gain.