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The Best Snowboarding in Canada

Looking for the best snowboarding in Canada? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Canada. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top snowboarding spots in and near Canada

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Seymour to First Peak

    4.0
    The elevation gain to first peak is approximately 451m and is about 9km.There are several ways to get to the top, each trail is marked well. One way is to follow the ski run up to brockton point and then take the turn off to Mount Seymour. Do not follow the Elsay Lake trail as it's signifciantly ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Explore Whistler Mtn in the Off-Season

    Whistler Mountain is a world class ski destination in winter and a biking paradise in summer, but if you happen to be here in spring or fall, there's a whole other world of magic to enjoy. The access road is cut with machinery in early spring once the mountain has closed for the ski season, and a...
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  • Fraser-Fort George F, British Columbia

    Hike to Raven Lake

    5.0
    6.2 mi / 1476.4 ft gain
    To reach the trailhead travel east from Prince George on Highway 16. At 88 km turn right onto Hungary Creek Service Road. Travel 13 km on the main road and turn right at the junction (keep your eye out for the sign). From here there its only 3 km to the parking lot.Right off the start the trail c...
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  • Youbou, British Columbia

    Hike Green Mountain, BC

    3.0
    3.1 mi / 985 ft gain
    Green Mountain is located out in the Nanaimo Lakes area and used to be a ski hill back in the 60's. There was a lodge and even a t-bar to get you up the hill (both of which are nothing more than dilapidated remains now). The mountain's ski-based past becomes apparent as you hike up through countl...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Snowshoe Mt. Seymour to Tim Jones Peak

    5.6 mi / 1607.6 ft gain
    You'll see traction of all sorts in the Mt. Seymour area during Winter months, including: yak tracks, microspikes, crampons, snowshoes, skis (with and without skins), and my personal favourite, the magic carpet.The Mt. Seymour trail parallels the Seymour downhill ski area. It follows up and over...
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  • Beaverdell, British Columbia

    Ski or Snowboard Big White Ski Resort

    4.5
    Big White Ski Resort is located about 56 km southeast of Kelowna in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Its the highest summit in the Okanagan Highland. It is the third largest resort in British Columbia after Whistler-Blackcomb and Sun Peaks.From Kelowna, follow Highway 33 for 32 km (20 m...
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  • Nelson, British Columbia

    Ski Tour to the Summit of Half Dome

    Hiking to the summit of Half Dome is a rewarding backcountry ski trip that can be done with ease of access from Whitewater Ski Resort.After riding the Silver King Lift (no inbounds ascent on foot allowed), exit the resort through the backcountry gate to the right of the lift. Follow the trail out...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Ski the "Peak To Creek" in Whistler

    4.0
    Start at the Creekside Gondola in the Whistler Creekside Village - The village that is closest to Vancouver. There is generally lots of parking in the parkade, although it can get very busy on the weekends. You will need a lift pass, which you can buy at guest services at the base of the Gondola....
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  • Fraser-Fort George G, British Columbia

    Ski or Snowboard at Powder King Mountain Resort

    5.0
    Powder King is approximately 2 hours, or 200km (124miles) North of Prince George, BC, Canada and Grande Prairie, Alberta is 384km (238miles) Southeast.Once you get to Powder King there is no cell phone service or access to WIFI, which makes it awesome as there are no distractions, just you, the ...
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  • Nelson, British Columbia

    Backcountry Ski at Powder Creek Lodge

    Ask most people about the mountains of eastern British Columbia and they'll likely think you mean the Canadian Rockies. But mention the Purcell Mountains and you're more than likely to get a blank stare back at you. And that's a good thing.The Purcell Mountains in British Columbia run parallel to...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Ski Tour the Crowfoot Glades

    Park at the viewpoint for the Crowfoot Glacier, roughly 32 kilometers after turning off Highway 1. It does sometimes get busy so you might end up parking on the side of the road. From the parking lot head southwest, there is almost always a skin track here. No skin track? Freshies! YAY! After a s...
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  • Edgewater, Alberta

    Ski Sunshine Village

    5.0
    Do you like skiing wide open slopes of light, fluffy powder? How about staring off at massive, jagged peaks while you do it? Then do I have the resort for you… Sunshine Village in the heart of Banff National Park offers something for everyone on the slopes. There are ample wide open groomers for ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Ski Spanky's Ladder

    Take Blackcomb's Glacier Express and head skiers left, veer a quick right and then bootpack up a stretch of snow to the entrance of Spanky's Ladder. Be careful on the walk in - there's a large blowhole to your left and the path can be narrow.  The skiing off Spanky's is arguably unmatched, but th...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Ski Mt. Hector

    8.6 mi / 5275.6 ft gain
    Mt Hector's main route requires a ski mountaineering ascent. It moves through a lot of complex avalanche terrain, across glaciers, and through many terrain traps. Most people will do this route in spring, aiming to be off the mountain before noon.  This route should be attempted only by very fit ...
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  • Banff, Alberta

    Ski at Mount Norquay

    5.0
    Oh, small but mighty Norquay! You might not hear as much about this gem as you do its larger siblings in the area, but don’t underestimate its charm or gnarly terrain. While we couldn’t quite access all of the nooks and crannies at the beginning of the season, old-timers regaled us with tales com...
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  • Lake Louise, Alberta

    Ski at Lake Louise

    Lake Louise has risen to the ranks of a legendary ski resort for more than just its views alone. The massive vertical drop and expert-focused back side make it a mountain to test your mettle. On the front side of the mountain are wide, flowing groomers and sneaky little powder patches in between ...
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