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Snowshoeing in the Rockies

Snowshoeing is an exhilarating way to travel across the blanket of snow that covers the mountains each winter. Traverse across frozen Lake Louise or Emerald Lake or on the many trails surrounding Banff, Lake Louise or Emerald Lake. You’ll feel light as a feather as you crunch through snow drifts while exploring the Rocky Mountains in the winter.

Popular trail near Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Tunnel Mountain Drive starts at the closed gate at the intersection of Tunnel Mountain Drive and St. Julien Way. Closed to vehicles in the winter, this route provides splendid snowshoe opportunities with views of Cascade Mountain. It also connects with the Surprise Corner to Hoodoos Viewpoint trail. The trail is 1.7 km one way.

For more information on trails on snowshoeing trails in Banff visit Parks Canada.

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Photo credit: Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Globetrotter

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Popular trail near Deer Lodge

Lake Louise Lakeshore  starts in front of the Chateau Lake Louise. This 4 km return trail features classic views and at the lake’s end as well as a 100 m tall frozen waterfall.

For more information on snowshoeing trails in Lake Louise visit Parks Canada.

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Photo credit: Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography

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Popular trail near Emerald Lake Lodge

Emerald Lake Trail is an easy five-kilometre trail around picturesque Emerald lake. The trail starts at the bridge by Cilantro on the Lake.

For more information on snowshoeing trails near Emerald Lake Lodge visit Parks Canada.

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Snowshoe Rentals

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Photo credit: Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Globetrotter

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