Banff: Marble Canyon Snowshoeing in Kootenay National Park

Banff: Marble Canyon Snowshoeing in Kootenay National Park

From US$ 68.03 per person

Experience the thrill of hiking through fresh, deep snow in the Canadian Rockies. Hear your snowshoes crunch on fresh powder as you hike past Marble Canyon’s stunning 40-meters deep gorge before exploring the nearby trails in Kootenay National Park.

About this activity

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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• It is recommended to wait in the lobby of your hotel 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time • If staying at the Mount Royal, pickup will be from the bus parking area behind the hotel • If staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs, pickup will be from the motorcoach entrance

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the fun of snowshoeing with a friendly guide
  • Explore the dramatic winter colours of Marble Canyon in the Kootenay National Park
  • Admire the views while searching for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks
  • Taste a real Canadian treat - maple taffy made by your guide in the snow
Full description
This is an excellent trip for beginners as it covers mainly flat terrain with minimal elevation gain, and also suits anyone wanting a pleasant activity outdoors in the majestic Kootenay National Park. Your guide will pick you up from Banff in a modern minibus and take you along Highway 93 South, a scenic drive that takes you into Kootenay National Park. On arrival at the Marble Canyon trailhead, your guide will show you how to put on snowshoes over your winter boots, as well as give you an introduction on the art of snowshoeing. To start the tour, you'll hike along the bridges around Marble Canyon’s 40-meters deep gorge, worn away over centuries by the rushing waters of Tokumn Creek. Look down over the railings at the frozen falls below. Then, take a 3 kilometre winter walk along the nearby trails and search for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks while exploring how the landscape is changing and animals are adapting. After this crisp winter walk, enjoy hot chocolate and a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert. At the end of your  adventure, your guide will transport you back to Banff and drop you at the meeting point or your hotel.
Includes
  • Professional certified guide
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 guests per guide
  • Hot chocolate and a maple taffy treat
  • Use of snowshoes
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Pickup and drop-off within Banff (available upon request)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Thermal clothing
  • Snow pants
  • Warm clothing
  • Scarf

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The minimum age for this tour is 8 years.
  • Children aged 15 and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
  • 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. Safety is the first priority. If the guide thinks your attire or footwear isn’t appropriate and compromises your safety on the tour, you may not be able to participate.
  • Guests should dress in winter clothing for this trip including a winter jacket, snow pants, hats, mittens, and waterproof winter boots.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
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Great 4 hours being in the fabulous mountains. Thanks Niel.

February 26, 2020

We had a grand time. It was just 5 of us total and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely would go again. Hugh was great. He has great passion for his job.

February 11, 2020

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