A winter activity that will get your heart beating
Snowshoes have been around for thousands of years. They were used by Indigenous groups to get around in the winter. The idea behind them is ingenious. A snowshoe is shaped to distribute your weight so you stay on top of the snow. You’ll find that most of your cares also float away.
Modern snowshoes are small and lightweight. That means you can cover some ground without tiring yourself out. Along the way, you’ll find spectacular scenery and peace and quiet that is broken only by your breathing.
Discover Elk Island in the quiet season
It’s easy to get to Elk Island National Park. It’s just 48 km (30 mi) east of Edmonton. It’s easy to get around Elk Island in the winter, too. The park’s trails are all open to snowshoers, so you can go for a quick jaunt on the Shoreline Trail or spend half a day going further afield to Tawayik Lake.
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Get away from it all in the Rockies
Sunshine Meadows sits above the treeline and far from daily concerns. White Mountain Adventures leads snowshoeing tours that begin with a gondola ride followed by a quick chairlife to the top of Sunshine Village Ski Resort. From there, guests snowshoe into the Meadows for an exhilarating day out.