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The Best Snowshoeing in Canada

Looking for the best snowshoeing 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 snowshoeing spots in and near Canada

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike to Norvan Falls

    8.7 mi
    The trail starts in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. This is a fantastic day hike that give you just enough of a challenge but isn't too long. It's about 14km to the norvan waterfalls and back ( 7km each way) and it totally work the walk. There is very minimal gain on this hike. The first bit of th...
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  • Edgewater, British Columbia

    Hike to Nub Peak

    7.3 mi / 2789 ft gain
    Starting right at Mt. Assiniboine Lodge, there is very clear signage for this hike. The arrows will lead you over a wooden walkway right before you begin a gentle assent through the woods,gaining elevation the further you go, and then arrive at The Nublet which is before the peak. The Nublet has ...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike and Camp at Garibaldi Lake

    Garibaldi Lake is a huge basin of beautiful turquoise water measuring almost 10 square kilometers (2460 acres), and located at nearly 5000ft above sea level. The lake is over 800 feet deep, filled with pristine glacial water. You’ll be surrounded by big snowy mountains, which remain bright white ...
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  • Lions Bay, British Columbia

    Hike Mt. Brunswick

    8.75 mi / 5100 ft gain
    Driving north from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) turn off at Lions Bay exit and park at the end of Sunset Dr.N 49.470653225392105, -123.23479324579239 WThe trail begins on a gravel service road which winds up for 30 minutes. Take a left at the fork where a sign on the tree reads...
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  • Squamish-Lillooet C, British Columbia

    Hike to Joffre Lakes

    6.2 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Joffre Lakes is a well loved destination, and for good reason: it is absolutely stunning. Not only is it located on one of the most scenic drives you could ever hope to find (Duffy Lake Road) , but it's possible to enjoy this area no matter how much time you have, or how much hiking you want to d...
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  • West Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Up Brothers Creek Loop

    4.3 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    The directions to get to this location are a bit scattered as you need to weave through the upper streets of the British Properties. Driving Instructions If you are coming along Highway #1, take the Taylor Way exit and turn right (coming from the east) or left (coming from the west) onto Taylor W...
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  • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

    Hike to the Ink Pots via Johnston Canyon

    7.5 mi / 1050 ft gain
    The hike through Johnston Canyon to its Upper and Lower falls is one of the most popular hikes to do in Banff - mostly due the little effort required for the great reward.To start, take the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A) - the parking lot and trailhead are clearly marked by a Johnston Canyon sig...
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  • Coquitlam, British Columbia

    Hike to Woodland Falls

    Important: if you are planning on bringing a dog, and they are skittish around loud noises make sure to keep them leashed. This trail is beside the gun club and can spook dogs. You stop hearing the guns once you reach the powerline roadTo reach the trailhead, follow Harper Road until you reach th...
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  • Fraser Valley E, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Cheam

    Even at the parking lot, there is a stunning view of Lady Peak and Mount Cheam. Walk towards the big pile of logs and towards the old logging road. You will also see an outhouse – this will be your one and only time to use a toilet, so go now. The road continues for about 15 min. before reaching ...
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  • Chilliwack, British Columbia

    Hike to Elk Mountain

    4.3 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
    Elk Mountain is one of the not so hidden-hidden gems in Chilliwack, BC. Clocking in at around 4 hours return it is an easy day hike offering beautiful views of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains. Reaching around 1500m in only 3.5 km, this trail is steep, but beautiful forest and mountain...
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  • Kananaskis, Alberta

    HIke to Barrier Lake Lookout

    From the parking lot, cross the dam, heading west onto the trail, with the lake on your left. Once you reach the forest, you will come to a 'Y' intersection, from which point you have two options:6.7 miles (10.8 km), 4 hours roundtrip, out-and-back For a shorter hike, go right at the 'Y' intersec...
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  • Comox-Strathcona D, British Columbia

    Hike Vancouver Island's King's Peak

    9.3 mi / 5905.5 ft gain
    Our trip, as pictured, was completed as a single-day trail run / hustle. The climb is typically done, however, as a weekend trip with a camp either in the lower meadow, along the ridge leading to the Queen's Face or in the upper cirque.As for climbs in the Island Alpine, for detailed route descri...
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  • North Vancouver, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Seymour to First Peak

    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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  • Bowen Island, British Columbia

    Hike to Mt. Strachan

    3.7 mi / 1804.5 ft gain
    On November 23, 1963, the world was faltered by the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination (the previous day). Vancouver was dealing with it's own tragedy; a military plane crash in the North Shore Mountains. The hike to Mt. Strachan gives you the opportunity to visit the crash site.The Mount St...
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  • Squamish, British Columbia

    Hike the Panorama Trail

    1 mi
    After taking the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish (or hiking up!), just off the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY99), you are brought to the main lodge area where straight ahead, there is a larger viewing platform that overlooks the Squamish Valley River. To the left is the suspension bridge, which seems a b...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Visit the Ancient Cedars

    The Sea to Sky area is covered in old growth forest, but few people would expect to find trees of this size in Whistler. The Ancient Cedars Trail is a beautiful hike through breezy sunny forest to a little hidden grove of giant trees, tucked into the side of Cougar Mountain.If you're looking for ...
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