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Winter Activities > Snowshoeing

In the winter, there are countless trails and endless wilderness for snowshoe enthusiasts. Whether you’re out for a casual hike in the woods, an overnight backpack trip, or an alpine climb, Canada’s snowy terrain is the place to be!

Just starting out? If you love hiking, you’ll adore snowshoeing! In order to maximize your fun, take a clinic with a local group, try your first few outings on marked snowshoe trails, always carry the right gear with you, and become avalanche aware. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland Canada has to offer!

More advanced? Snowshoeing is an awesome option for winter backcountry travel. Remember though, our spectacular backcountry is far from the city and brings with it inherent risks. Ensure you are thoroughly prepared before you head out – severe weather and avalanches are two serious winter backcountry hazards you might face.

What are you waiting for? Get outside and enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland Canada has to offer!

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Weather Office

Weather Office

Weather forecast and alerts for Canada. Seasonal, marine, satellite view and extended forecast.

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Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. We issue daily avalanche forecasts throughout the winter for much of the mountainous regions of western Canada, providing this free information via our website and our app, Avalanche Canada Mobile.

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Alpine Club of Canada

Alpine Club of Canada

The Alpine Club of Canada has 24 local sections across the country from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island and the Yukon. We’ve been passionate about climbing, hiking and skiing in alpine environments for over 100 years. Everyone is welcome.

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National Trail

National Trail

The scenic 10,000 kilometre foot trail is growing to connect the Atlantic to the Pacific. Already, trails spanning much of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are in use. Once established, the trail corridor will help to protect our heritage of natural landscapes and historic places, and provide passage, habitat, and refuge for wildlife.

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