Great Divide Nature Interpetation
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Family fun snowshoeing in Banff

Big smile on a Lake Louise snowshoeing trip

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Big smiles for snowshoeing in Lake Louise


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Great Divide Nature Interpretation
Box 343 Lake Louise
AB Canada T0L 1E0

Hiking season...
June 1 - September 30

Snowshoeing season...
  Late Nov - March 31

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Guided Snowshoeing
"Thank you for a truly memorable snowshoeing experience.  We loved the light-hearted insight into this beautiful landscape and its inhabitants."
- the Wards, UK

Snowshoe Trips in Lake Louise

Your 3-4 hour outing includes snowshoes, poles, overboots (as necessary), dark cocoa hot chocolate or herbal tea and our famous homemade power bars!

Deep Snow, Deep Insight

The quiet beauty of winter in Lake Louise & Banff National Park is a delight to explore on snowshoes! Swishing through fresh powder, you notice how the snow acts as a canvas, recording the tracks of snowshoe hares, pine martens and even the occasional lynx.

Your guide reveals hidden secrets too: beneath the snowpack are hibernating grizzly bears and a vibrant winter ecosystem fueled by mice and voles.

This article by Sherry Ott (Ottsworld travel blog) really captures what our trips are like!

2015-2016 Season

Late-November to March 31

Group trips on Saturdays & Sundays
Private trips any day
Early season snow-dependent; please enquire.

Christmas (Dec 27-Jan 3): Open every day for group or private trips.

December 17 to 26: Closed for holiday.

Prices - Group Trips

 Half Day Adult   CDN $74
 Half Day Child 8-16   CDN $54
In Jan & Feb we run winter specials.

Prices - Private Trips

 Half Day, 1-2 people   CDN $274 / group
 Half Day, 3-5 people   CDN $344/ group
 Half Day, 6+ people   CDN $69 / person

plus 5% GST
A portion of our profit is donated to
wildlife conservation and research.


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What you need to know

Group Trips
One per day: 10 am or 1 pm.  The first person to book sets the time.
Maximum 8 people. Children younger than 8 are not accepted. 
Minimum of 2 to run, but single travellers may choose to pay for two spaces to get a trip started.  If others later join, then the single person will only pay for one space.

 Private trips: maximum of 10 per guide. Children younger than 5 are not accepted.  You set the start time.

 Trips start in Lake Louise.  Lake Louise is a 45 minute drive from Banff town, one hour from Canmore and two hours from the western edge of Calgary.
 We do not provide transportation to the trailhead, but there is the possibility to start directly from most Lake Louise hotels. 

Winter Specials

Ice Magic Special
 Jan 16 & 17, 2016
 $64 per adult / $44 per child 8-16, plus GST.
 11 am
On this weekend, Lake Louise hosts "Ice Magic" - an event showcasing ice carving.  Join us for a snowshoe in the morning, then check out the competition events or the finished carvings in the afternoon.

Note that tickets are now needed for Ice Magic events.

Family Day Weekend Special
 February 15, 2016
 $64 per adult or $44 per child 8-16, plus GST.
 11 am
Make some family fun with us!  Bring your camera and we'll do a family photo shoot.

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