Snowshoeing Tour To The Paint Pots - Banff

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    1:30pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Parking lot directly behind the Mount Royal Hotel (Hotel address: 138 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to the original departure point approximately 4 hours after departure.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

This easy 3-kilometre trail through Kootenay National Park to see the historical Paint Pots is the perfect introduction to snowshoeing. You'll hike along a snowy forest path to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure, with an option to try tobogganing on a crazy carpet slide. This small-group tour includes round-trip transportation from Banff, snowshoes, hot chocolate and a uniquely Canadian treat - hot maple taffy made in the snow by your guide.

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You'll hike on an easy trail along a bridge across the frozen Vermilion River and and along the snowy path winding through a forest of pine trees to the fascinating Paint Pots, which are mineral deposits once used by First Nations people for rock painting. Along the way you will hear stories from your friendly guide of Banffs indigenous people, explorers and fur traders who lived in and traveled through the Rockies.
After having a go at the crazy carpet slide down the hill (if you wish!) your guide will share hot chocolate and make a sweet frozen dessert in the snow for you to try - delicious maple taffy.
This three-kilometer (1.86 miles) afternoon tour is an excellent trip for beginners as it covers a mainly flat terrain with minimal elevation gain, and also suits anyone wanting a pleasant activity outdoors in the majesty of Kootenay National Park.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Snowshoes
  • Hiking pole
  • Hot chocolate and a maple taffy treat
  • Return transport from Banff
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 8 years.

Guests should dress in ski wear for this trip including a winter jacket, ski pants, hats, mittens, and warm winter boots.