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Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver (Insight Photography  photo)

Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver (Insight Photography photo)

Snowshoeing is one of North America's fastest-growing winter sports, and British Columbia provides the requisite trails, powder and pristine winter scenery.

Today’s snowshoes are easily manoeuvrable, lightweight and have crampons (pointy grips on the bottom to climb up or down hills), making it a simple winter sport for families seeking a fresh air activity, adventurers wanting a cardio workout, or outdoor lovers desiring snow-muffled silence.

Wander trails at a relaxed pace, pick out wildlife tracks in the snow or admire huge old-growth trees while crunching along a well-marked snowshoe loop or floating atop fresh powder. Or, go a little faster – BC is home to the Yeti, a popular snowshoe running event and Canada’s first mountain snowshoe series.

While there are many trail networks for self-guided snowshoe treks, there are also guided options. Join a snowshoe tour to explore a new area, to learn about local wildlife and history, or to enjoy an evening adventure that ends with hot chocolate or fondue.

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Mt Baldy Ski Resort - Oliver

2680 Mt Baldy Rd
Oliver, British Columbia
V0H 1T0
Toll-free866-754-2259
Phone250-498-4086

Mt Baldy is known for untracked powder and superb tree skiing. We are a family focused mountain getaway, far from the crowds of other British Columbia ski areas. We are located in desert wine country minutes from Oliver, Osoyoos & Penticton.

Mt. Baldy has something for everyone. Ski or snowboard, take a ride through the terrain park, a walk through the woods on snow shoes, ski our cross country trails, toboggan with the kids, and after it is all done, enjoy some great food in the Mt. Baldy lodge.

We are a hidden gem where the outdoor environment is celebrated, where people are valued and the timeless spirit of skiing and mountain play thrives. Come experience the difference for yourself!

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
650 cm 34 Easy24%Easy44%Easy32%
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Natural Trekking Tours - North Vancouver

Toll-free
Phone604-836-2321

Explore... Escape... Experience... the fun & exhilaration of hiking & snowshoeing!

Spend the day high above Vancouver's skyline & experience a different point of view. Only 15-30 minutes from downtown. All you need is a camera. No experience necessary. Tours include hiking poles, snowshoes, snack, beverage & a souvenir photo.

Or choose one of our Best of Vancouver Shore Excursion city tours. These tours are great for people who are visiting Vancouver for the first time & don't have a lot of time. As your private tour guide, we can adjust the schedule & activities to meet your needs.

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Purcell Mountain Lodge - Activity - Golden

Bald Mountain
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free
Phone888-767-8989

Purcell Mountain Lodge sits amidst one of the largest alpine meadows in BC. It's surrounded by some of the finest alpine ski touring, glades and tree skiing imaginable!

Our spectacular luxury lodge offers guests three, four and seven day stays. Certified guides for novice to expert backcountry enthusiast. Diverse terrain, deep powder and breathtaking scenery. Join us for alpine/telemark ski touring, cross country, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Helicopter access in winter.

In summer, certified guides lead guests along mountain trails, navigating alpine ridges, slopes, summer snow fields and across meadows overflowing with alpine wildflowers. Artists welcome! Choose to hike in or helicopter access in summer months.

All inclusive helicopter transportation, fully catered meals, ACMG certified guide, sauna library and cozy wood indoor/outdoor fires for your relaxation.

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Sea to Sky Gondola - Squamish

36800 Highway 99
Squamish, British Columbia
V8B 0B6
Toll-free855-732-8675
Phone604-892-2550

The Sea to Sky Gondola experience, weaves together the very essence of coastal BC mountains, oceans, rivers, forests, culture & year-round recreation.

The 8-minute gondola ride to over 885 metres above sea level provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the forest & surrounding mountains. Once at the top, many adventures await. Guests have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences including two interpretive loop trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, a spectacular suspension bridge, access trails to backcountry routes & much more.

In addition to the outdoor experiences, the lodge at the top provides the opportunity for cultural exhibits, events, dining & a chance for friends to share a beer after a day of adventure in nature.

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Silver Star Mountain Resort - Silver Star Mountain Resort

123 Shortt St
Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V1B 3M1
Toll-free800-663-4431
Phone250-558-6083

Silver Star Mountain Resort is a family oriented, snowy wonderland located in BC's sunny Okanagan. The resort is set against an enchanting Victorian village & is renowned for its snowboarding, downhill & Nordic skiing & abundance of light and dry, champagne powder.

Other popular activities include skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and tubing. With its mild temperatures, large variety of terrain and something for everyone, it's no wonder why Silver Star is known as My Mountain. Visit our website for additional activities.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
701 cm 128 Easy45%Easy40%Easy15%
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Sun Peaks Resort - Sun Peaks Resort

1280 Alpine Rd
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
V0E 5N0
Toll-free800-807-3257
Phone250-578-5399

Sun Peaks is a mountain community is just a 4 and a half hour drive or quick flight from Vancouver.

As Canada's second largest ski area with 1,728 ha (4,270 ac) of skiable terrain, there's diversity for the beginner to the expert across 3 mountains, including 2 alpine bowls and 16 designated glade areas. You'll enjoy dog sled and snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours and rentals, an outdoor skating rink, tube park, horse drawn sleigh rides, and more!

The ski terrain encompasses the beautiful alpine village in a unique 360 degree layout for easy access to your accommodation throughout the day. Lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, the ski-through, pedestrian village provides perhaps the most memorable aspect of this perfect family holiday.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
602 cm 133 Easy32%Easy58%Easy10%
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The Adventure Group Whistler - Whistler

211-4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4
Toll-free855-824-9955
Phone604-932-0647

The Adventure Group is one of Whistler's premier activity providers featuring snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ziplining in the winter months & ATV tours, ziplining, treetop adventure course, whitewater rafting, biking, canoeing, bungee jumping & more in the summer season. With the lowest guide-to-guest ratio, multiple office locations & a pioneering approach towards environmentally responsible tour operations, our guests experience some of the highest quality adventures Whistler has to offer. Our exclusive operating areas include Whistler Mountain, Cougar Mountain & various other locations around the Whistler Valley.

Step outside, have some fun & share your excitement with our team!

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Whistler Blackcomb Experiences - Whistler

4282 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4
Toll-free866-403-4727
Phone604-904-9300

When you have explored the 3200 plus hectares (8,000 plus acres) of terrain on both mountains, head down to the valley & experience Village life. There's plenty to do & explore like different restaurants, shopping, rest day activities such as a spa treatment, après & nightlife action. Or check out the many other winter activities Whistler Blackcomb has to offer including ski & snowboard lessons, snowmobiling, ziplining, heli-skiing, heli-boarding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides & our tube park.

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Whistler Olympic Park - Whistler

Toll-free
Phone604-964-0060

The Whistler Olympic Park offers a variety of seasonal recreational activities such as cross country skiing, biathlon, snowshoeing, tobogganing, horseback riding, trail biking & interpretive tours.

A venue for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler Olympic Park is the first Olympic Nordic venue to include all three traditional Nordic sport stadiums in one site: cross-country, ski jumping & biathlon.

The park is located 16 kilometres southwest of Whistler in the Callaghan Valley.

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