Snowshoeing in Whistler

  • The easiest way to experience a winter wonderland– if you can walk, you can snowshoe!
  • Follow trails deep into the forest to see snow-covered old growth trees and spot birds and animals
  • Fun for all ages and abilities – simply bring warm clothing and a sense of adventure
  • Rent modern snowshoes and explore by yourself, take a guided tour or combine with another activity

Snowshoeing

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. It’s a perfect activity for the whole family, with snowshoes also available in kids sizes.


Snowshoe Tours

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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Self-Guided Snowshoeing

If you want to explore the trails on your own, both Lost Lake Park and Ski Callaghan 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 so you can take your best friend along. Dogs are also allowed on many of Whistler’s hiking trails.

Tour Description Price
The Medicine Trail Walk through a forest full of mystery along an old trapper’s path. Learn traditional knowledge while you snowshoe and sample healing teas from plants that grow along The Medicine Trail. From $99 per person
Natural Mystic Tour Travel high up Rainbow Mountain in an open air 4×4 vehicle, where you’ll snowshoe through a beautiful coastal rainforest and enjoy spectacular views over some of the highest peaks in the Whistler backcountry. Experienced guides will lead you through undulating terrain in the pristine and tranquil wilderness, while sharing expert knowledge about the local environment. From $120 per person
Ancient Cedars Tour Experience the peace and solitude of freshly fallen snow while wandering through the legendary Ancient Cedars trail. Professional guides will talk you through the history of the area and point out a variety of mammoth trees, some over 1000 years old. With frozen waterfalls, stunning vistas and a satisfying snack break along the way, this trail has something for everyone. From $130 per person
Canadian Campfire Cookout Snowshoe Tour Explore the forested trails of the Callaghan Valley and an old Trappers Cabin by showshoe. Your headlamp lights the way as the twilight descends amongst the ancient old-growth forest. Come together around your own campfire and experience a true Canadian Campfire Cookout with smokies, chili, smores and live entertainment. The perfect evening activity for families and couples looking to cozy by the fire surrounded by wilderness. Suitable for all fitness levels and ages. From $149 per person
Snowshoe Tour - Whistler (Half Day) Get away from the crowds and stomped out snow to experience the pristine natural beauty and fresh snow at a hidden gems. You will explore through soft powdery snow while taking in the striking natural views. Enjoy an interpretive tour led by a professional guide. From $119 per person
Snowshoe Tour - Whistler (Full Day) 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. Enjoy an interpretive tour led by a professional guide. From $169 per person
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