Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity that needs no special skills and can be enjoyed at any pace. If you can walk, then you will be able to strap on a pair of snowshoes and head out to into a winter wonderland. Its a perfect activity for the whole family, with snowshoes also available in kids sizes.
If you have never been snowshoeing before, joining a tour is a great way to learn just how much fun this popular Canadian sport can be, and how beautiful the forest trails are in deep winter. Expert guides will teach you how to use the snowshoes effectively in different snow conditions, lead you on a walk and add to the experience with information on Whistler’s gorgeous natural landscapes and winter culture.
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If you want to explore the trails on your own, both Lost Lake Park and the Callaghan Valley offer a network of snowshoe-specific trails for you to explore (an entrance fee is required for these venues). All trails are clearly signed and maintained, with detailed maps available so you can choose your own adventure. Snowshoe rentals are available at the day lodges, along with food, drinks and other activities.
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I have my own snowshoes - any other snowshoe trails in Whistler?
Whistler has a network of hiking trails which are perfect for snowshoeing in the winter, although they are not maintained and signage may be minimal. Recommendations include the Sea to Sky Trail, Cheakamus Trails and the new Train Wreck Trail. Pop by the Whistler Visitor Centre for maps and current conditions.
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Dog-Friendly Snowshoe Trails
Dogs are not allowed in Lost Lake Park, but there are dog-friendly trails at Whistler Olympic Park and Callaghan Country so you can take your best friend along. Dogs are also allowed on many of Whistler’s hiking trails.