Snowshoeing

Full Day: $209

Half Day: $129

Explore through soft powdery snow while taking in the striking natural views

Location: Whistler

Duration: Half & Full Day

Fitness: Average

Ability: Beginner

Get away from the crowds and stomped out snow to experience the pristine natural beauty and fresh snow at our favourite hidden gems. Enjoy an interpretive tour led by our professional guides.

Similar Adventures: Multi-Day Backpacking / Wilderness Hike / Eagle Viewing

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Private Full Day: $699 (up to 6 people)
Private Half Day: $459 (up to 6 people)

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ADVENTURE INFORMATION

Step into a winter wonderland on amazing trails of old-growth forests with ancient cedars in geologically interesting landscapes. Let us take you on a rejuvenating excursion to our favourite areas and experience a unique atmosphere of natural beauty at a relaxing and enjoyable pace.

We offer several different tours, each destination wonderful with a focus on aesthetics and special viewpoints of interest. A snowshoe hike with a professional guide allows you to explore the wilderness with the reassurance of a safe and memorable outing.

Our exquisite snowshoe hikes are designed to please. Ranging from those seeking a more leisurely journey with extraordinary sights to those wanting to tackle an exhilarating adventure.

8:30am Adventures:

Meet the guide at 8:15am at the trailhead of your chosen trail, unless otherwise discussed.

1:30pm Adventures:

Meet the guide at 1:15pm at the trailhead of your chosen trail, unless otherwise discussed.

Upon meeting, the guide will have everyone sign a waiver, hand out snowshoes and discuss the plan for the day.

See our options for trips under ‘Half Day Trails’ and ‘Full Day Trails’ for a layout of your trip.

Transportation: Please note that transportation is not included, but can be provided for an additional cost.

Things to bring:

  • Snowshoes and Poles (Snowshoes can be rented through MSAA for free please let us know if you require shoes)
  • Warm clothing (wool/synthetic recommended)
  • Warm socks (wool/synthetic recommended)
  • Winter boots/ warm and waterproof footwear
  • Insulating jacket (down or similar)
  • Shell jacket (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Shell trousers (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Warm gloves and shell gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Water (approx. 1-2L)
  • Hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate in a thermos (optional)

Weather conditions here are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look at the weather forecast, and prepare for the potential weather conditions. Consider that when you are not climbing you can cool down quickly, so bringing layers is a good plan.

Below are some of our favourite areas. To ensure the best experience, final trip destinations are subject to change based on weather, snow level and overall conditions.

Easy Snowshoe:

Lost Lake 9km, 44m gain (2.5-3 hours). (5-10 mins, walk from village centre)

Train Wreck 5-7km (2 – 3 hours). (35-40 mins bus journey, one-way)

Moderate Snowshoe:

Brandywine Falls Lava Lake Loop, 9km, 44m gain (2.5-3 hours). (40-50 mins drive, roundtrip)

Loggers Lake and Ridge Loop Trail, 5.1km, 230m gain (2.5-4 hours). (35-40 mins bus journey, one-way)

Below are some of our favourite areas. To ensure the best experience, final trip destinations are subject to change based on weather, snow level and overall conditions.

Easy Snowshoe:

Parkhurst Ghost Town Loop 8.5km, 133m gain (4-6 hours). (30 mins drive, roundtrip)

Moderate Snowshoe:

Joffre Lakes 11km, 400m gain (3.5-6 hours). (2-2.5 hour drive, roundtrip)

Advanced Snowshoe:

Rainbow Lake, 16km, 910m gain (6-9 hours). (25 mins drive, roundtrip)