WHAT TO EXPECT
Snowshoeing in BC is easy, safe and fun. A perfect way for families to explore the outdoors. Most resorts offer a variety of trails and guided snowshoe tours. Take a sunset tour, follow wildlife tracks on a snowshoe safari, or don a headlamp for a night adventure.
Near Vancouver, the North Shore Mountains combine outstanding views with an easy-to-reach, welcoming natural environment. Walk along well-maintained trails and enjoy the views of city, ocean, and mountains.
Provincial and national parks offer excellent snowshoeing opportunities. Strathcona Provincial Park near Mount Washington is a winter playground. Garibaldi Provincial Park offers superb backcountry trails and terrain, and an overnight hut for multi-day trips.
Snowshoeing and hiking in winter conditions can be hazardous. If you are travelling through avalanche terrain, you and everyone in your group must be self-sufficient—carrying all the proper gear (transceiver, shovel, and probe) and have avalanche training. AdventureSmart is a great resource to help you get informed before heading outdoors. Remember the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials.