Whistler Snowshoe Tours
Snowshoeing in Whistler
Snowshoeing is rooted in Canada's history with many First Nations people and settlers using snowshoes during long Canadian winters. Today's improvements in the materials, bindings and design of the snowshoe, provide an uncomplicated introduction to a winter outdoor activity. Whistler snowshoeing tours range from serene walks through old growth forests to vigorous treks on backcountry trails.
Snowshoeing tours in Whistler
Walk through a forest full of mystery along an old trappers path. Learn traditional knowledge while you snowshoe and sample healing teas from plants that grow along The Medicine Trail. Travel deep into a special ancient forest in the Callaghan Valley. Hear a brief history of the area’s traditional uses and ways of the past. Let your imagination go as you gaze upon giant cedar, fir and hemlock trees that provide a canopy high above. Finish back at the caboose for a rejuvenating snack by the fire. Duration: 2.5-3 hours (round trip)
Snowshoeing rental & trails in Whistler
There are a variety of trails of various levels of intensity and duration in Whistler for families to enjoy a beautiful winter walk amidst the snow or a challenging backcountry hike and everything in between. These concentrate in two main areas:
Whistler Olympic Park in the Callagham Valley – 20 mins south of Whistler along Hwy99. With over 55 km of cross country ski and 20km of snowshoe trails within the Ski Callaghan area, a full-service day lodge, a rental shop, and a variety of lessons and programmes for all ages. Many trails are also pet-friendly!
Lost Lake Park – in Whistler just beyond the car park lots 4 & 5. Offers snowshoeing and features 32 km of cross-country skiing trails with incredible views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy a circuit on the groomed trails, night skiing or a lesson to improve your skills.