Snowshoe Safety and Winter wild stories

Learn to Snowshoe Safely

Join us in Kananaskis country and take a wild, winter walk on snowshoes.

  • Learn energy efficient techniques for trail making, getting up from a fall and choosing a lunch spot.
  • Learn how to read animal tracks and wildlife signs.
  • Discover a few of nature's wild winter teas.

What are the winter hazards that need to be avoided? Learn how to stay safe in a variety of terrain.

  • Discover the animal signs and tracks in the snow along the trail. What do they tell you?

  • Develop safety skills if you cannot get back to the trail right away.

  • Sample winter teas that could be made on the trail if needed.

Outings run December to mid-March, depending on conditions.

Price: $80 per adult $60 per child, for the day. Snowshoes not included

Current Course Dates:  Saturday March 6th

Time:  10:00am - 2:00 pm (Driving time not included).

Possible locations include:

Hogarth Lakes, Black Prince Cirque, Sibbald area, Long Prairie Loop and Yamnuska Meadows. For a family outing an  inner city wildland park is a great place to start!


Snowshoes can be rented from: the U of C outdoor centre, The Norseman Outdoor Specialists, Rapid Rent and Moose Mtn. General Store.

Meeting location will be sent to you in an email closer to the outing. Once you have registered for a class, Waivers and Medical forms will be sent out. They must be read and signed to attend.

Meet up at:  Barrier Lake Information Centre for all Kananaskis outings.

Group sizes will comply with covid standards, currently that is a maximum of 8 participants. The group will maintain physical spacing at all times. Bring your own lunch.

Please do not attend if you or anyone in your household, are feeling unwell or if you have travelled in recent weeks.




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