Snowshoeing in Canada

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Canada snowshoe adventures and tours are enjoyed in almost every part of Canada during the winter months. In some parts of Canada snowshoeing is a part of life and is a necessary means of transportation after a big snowfall from one end of a community to the other.

After the snow has fallen and the temperatures have dropped many of the recreation trails, bike paths, golf courses, frozen rivers and backcountry gravel roads in Canada are transformed into snowshoe trails.

Snowshoe Resorts

Up in the mountains, the ski resorts often provide snowshoe adventures exploring the mid mountain slopes in the region. There are also backcountry resorts located in the remote regions of the country which provide snowshoe adventures.

Self Guided Adventures

Canada snowshoeing is a self guided and guided adventure. Self guided snowshoeing in the backcountry is for the experienced outdoorsman. Prior to any self guided snowshoe adventure make sure to check the weather conditions, check for avalanche warnings, check your route, check your equipment, pack a gps and dress warmly in layers.

Hire a Guide

For beginners interested in snowshoeing in Canada it is best to join a snowshoe tour company when exploring unfamiliar wilderness regions. Snowshoe tour companies are experienced in the backcountry. Tours provide lessons, equipment and guides who are trained in first aid and avalanche survival skills.

Snowshoeing in Canada

Some Canada Snowshoeing Tips

snowshoeing for beginners should always be with guides.

- prepare for very cold weather and, sometimes harsh conditions.
- pack a video, camera, tripod and binoculars because there is going to be some amazing scenery.
- pack a warm hat, neck warmer (scarf) and/or bella clava.
- check for weather and avalanche conditions.
- always stay on the main pathway.
- wear contact lenses instead of glasses (glasses fog up).
- pack clothes that you can layer (up to four layers).
- tie pieces of ribbon to each zipper so you can zip with mitts on.
- purchase some hand warmers.
- charge up batteries prior to arrival.
- ask questions on what is and not included with snowshoe tours.
- confirm transportation to and from snowshoe trailhead.

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