Snowshoeing is one of the easiest ways to get out and explore because if you can walk, you can snowshoe!
No matter what age or ability you can head out on the trails and head into the forests to see snow covered old growth trees and spot wildlife. There are a few options when it comes to snowshoeing tours. You can simply rent a pair and head out on a self exploration or you can take a guided tour which can also be combined with another activity such as the spa or the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Whistler Snowshoe offers backcountry tours where you can access some amazing terrain deep into the Callaghan Valley on these advanced expeditions. They have three tours to choose from starting at a more scenic venture to an advanced tour.
Learn of the local First Nations people & how they survived the harsh Canadian winters. Explore the traditional Trapper’s Trail on this scenic tour
This advanced snowshoe tour takes you deep into the Callaghan Valley where you will view eagles, spectacular views overlooking the Olympic Nordic venue & learn more about Squamish & Lil’Wat First Nations people while snowshoeing through their traditional place of worship; the “wild spirit” lands
This scenic tour combines back country snow shoeing with the Squamish & Lil’Wat First Nations culture. Tour begins at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Center where you are greeted with a traditional “Welcoming Ceremony” of song & story. Learn about the significance of “Wild Spirit” lands and local trap lines as well as the history of snow shoeing from a first nations preservative.
The Adventure Group
TAG also offers tours as well as combined activity tours, head out on an beginner tour or take advantage of a snowshoe spa day.
Perfect for first-timers! Head up Whistler Mountain, then strap on your snowshoes for a trip through freshly fallen snow in Whistler’s most pristine old growth forest. This tour is famous for its birds that you will see and have the opportunity to hand feed. You can also try our amazing snow slides that are fun for the whole family!
On this intermediate tour, experience the solitude of freshly fallen snow in the forests and enjoy the views of Whistler Valley below. Head up the Whistler Gondola to Olympic Station and then walk back to Whistler Village. You’ll discover wild birds and animal tracks as you descend, stopping for a hot beverage and trail treat along the way.
Snowshoe / Spa Combo
Snowshoe on Whistler Mountain and then relax at the Scandinave Spa! Experience the serenity of snowshoeing on Whistler Mountain with experienced guides on the Natural Mystic Tour. After your walk through the wilderness, relax your muscles at the Scandinave Spa. The perfect combination!
Snowshoe / Peak 2 Peak Combo
Combine the BEST of Whistler Mountain! Experience the serenity of snowshoeing with TAG’s experienced guides with the impressive, record-breaking Peak 2 Peak experience. After your walk through the wilderness, journey between the two mountains with a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment and surrounding peaks. A mountain experience unlike any other!
Canadian Wilderness Adventures
The Medicine Trail
Explore the forest full of mystery and step back in time on this 3 hour excursion. Learn the traditional knowledge and sample healing teas from plants that grow along the Medicine Trail. Hear a brief history of the area and walk along old trappers paths on snowshoes. Become one with nature as you come into contact with giant cedar, fir and hemlock trees that have been there for thousands of years. To book your Medicine Trail visit Canadian Adventures
photo credit - Mike Crane | TW