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This easy 3-kilometre trail through Kootenay National Park is the perfect introduction to snowshoeing near Banff. Following your professional guide, you’ll snowshoe on a trail that crosses a bridge across the frozen Vermilion River and along a snowy path winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park. You’ll learn about the history of the fur trade its impact on Western Canada as you are exploring the fascinating Paint Pots, which are orange ochure mineral deposits once used by First Nations people for rock painting. Throughout the snowshoeing tour, your guide will also tell you stories of Banff’s indigenous people and explorers who traveled through and lived in the Rockies. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert. Plus, as the maple taffy is being made, try a crazy carpet slide down the hill. Both kids and adults alike love this part of the tour! This Snowshoeing Tour is a great tour for those new to snowshoeing. The tour covers a mainly flat terrain with minimal elevation gain and is ideal for anyone wanting a pleasant activity outdoors in the majesty of Kootenay National Park.
Duration: 4 hoursWalking distance: 3 km Season: December - AprilWhat's included:
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Whether you are looking for fun things to do in Banff in winter or a unique experience gift idea, the Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots is the way to go.
This Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots takes place at Banff, Alberta. VIEW MAP
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