6 Unique Vancouver Area Snowshoe Tours to Experience This Winter

Snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain

Snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain. Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Rishad Daroowala

Hit the snowshoe trails with a guide this winter. Vancouver’s North Shore mountains are offering lots of fun guided snowshoe experiences. With six types of tours to choose from, one of these unique Vancouver snowshoe tours is sure to land on your winter bucket list.


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Lights to the Lodge, Cypress Mountain

Go snowshoeing after dark on an easy trail as twinkling lights illuminate the old-growth forest around you. Your destination is the historic Hollyburn Lodge where you can warm up with a hot drink or snack. The lodge has been a warm refuge for skiers and snowshoers for nearly 100 years! Book a time-slot (with included snowshoe rental) in advance.

Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain

Lights to the Lodge. Photo: Cypress Mountain/Facebook


Beginner Snowshoeing Tours, Grouse Mountain or Mount Seymour

Are you a first-time snowshoer? Learn the basics from a knowledgeable guide. These tours take you around the mountain trails while you learn snowshoeing techniques and important safety info. Both Mount Seymour and Grouse Mountain offer intro to snowshoeing tours, which must be booked in advance.


Snowshoe Fondue Tour, Grouse Mountain or Mount Seymour

Experience a moonlit snowshoe trip and apres fondue feast with your bubble. This winter both Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour are offering small-group fondue tours that include snowshoe rentals. On the Mount Seymour fondue snowshoe tour, you’ll enjoy chocolate fondue at a hand-carved outdoor snow lounge. The Grouse Mountain fondue snowshoe tour menu includes chocolate, broth, and cheese fondues, served after snowshoeing at the Altitudes Bistro. Book either tour in advance.

Snowshoe fondue tour on Grouse Mountain

Snowshoe fondue tour at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Grouse Mountain


Baby And Me Snowshoe Tours, Mount Seymour

New parents will love this weekly baby-focused snowshoe tour at Mount Seymour. It includes 90 minutes of guided snowshoeing, indoor snacks afterwards, snowshoe rentals, and trail passes. They also have a limited number of baby carriers and extra layers for babies that you can borrow. Book in advance.


Night Snowshoeing Tours, Grouse Mountain or Mount Seymour

Explore the magic  of snowshoeing after dark. The snow sparkles as its lit up by your headlamp. Both Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour offer night-time snowshoe tours that include snowshoe rental, headlamps, and helpful guides. Book either tour in advance.

Moonlight snowshoe tour on Grouse Mountain

Moonlight snowshoe tour on Grouse Mountain. Photo: Grouse Mountain/Facebook


Private Snowshoe Tours, Grouse Mountain or Mount Seymour

Hire a guide for your small group, then head out on a private snowshoe tour. Your guide can teach you snowshoeing techniques, show you around the trails, or take you to off-the-beaten-path spots. It’s your tour, so you call the shots. Both Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour offer private tours that include snowshoe rentals, but you need to book in advance.

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