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Our Top 9½ Snowshoeing Tips

Find the right snowshoes and prep the right gear for a winter adventure in the Canadian Rockies.

Snowshoes have carried people through winter for thousands of years, and North America has always been a hotspot for snowshoe design.  

Each First Nation customized its shoes for the local conditions, giving the world everything from the round bearpaw style to the elegant 6-foot long shoes of the northern Cree.

Modern snowshoes are just as varied. Plus, Canadian Rockies’ snow and weather are different from what you’ll find in other areas. These tips will help you plan a successful trip here.

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