Canada travel, tourism
Alberta snowshoeing adventures
Alberta, Canada snowshoeing is one of the most economical winter activities enjoyed in the winter season when wanting to explore and sightsee in the backcountry wilderness regions of Alberta.
Snowshoeing can be enjoyed in the country regions surrounding almost any small community in Alberta which receives large quantities of snow fall. Community trails, gravel roads and paved side streets sometimes become snowshoe routes used for moving around the community.
Prime snowshoeing adventures are enjoyed in many of the bigger parks and nordic centres located in the province. The maintained snowshoeing nordic areas may include features like a lodge, some night lights, conference rooms, showers, lockers, washrooms, restaurants and some heated shelters located along the trails.
The nordic centres and parks have created designated snowshoe trails and routes which are shared trails with cross country skiers. One rule on shared trails... do not snowshoe in the tracks of the cross country skiers. It is not a good way to make friends.
There are also snowshoeing adventures which explore deep into the backcountry wilderness regions of the province. They are more natural adventures following ungroomed trails. The trails tend to be backcountry gravel roads and hiking, biking and horseback riding trails covered in snow.
There are tour companies and winter resorts in Alberta providing snowshoe tour adventures. The tour companies provide lessons, snowshoes and an interpretive guide. If the trails are safe - a self guided tour with a trail map is a good way to enjoy the winter outdoors on your own.
Some of the most scenic snowshoeing adventures in the mountains are located in the Rocky Mountain region of Alberta. The region includes the trails in the Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and throughout Kananaskis Country.
In the North Alberta region some of the snowshoeing adventure destinations include the Lesser Slave Lake area, High Level and the Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park near Peace River.
In the Central Albert region some of the snowshoeing adventure areas include the Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and Elk Island National Park near Edmonton and the Willmore Wilderness Park near Grande Cache.
And in the South Alberta region the snowshoeing destinations include the Chain Lakes near High River; the Fish Creek Provincial Park near Calgary; Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park southeast of Medicine Hat and the Waterton Lakes National Park in southwest corner of the province.
Snowshoeing in Alberta, Canada EH!