Lake-Minnewanka

Snowshoeing Banff NP – Lake Minnewanka and Stewart Canyon

Below freezing temperatures and slippery conditions make it harder to get out and about at this time of year. But a daily dose of Vitamin N(ature) is one of my priorities, so I make a point of getting out there almost every day. Dressing in layers, taking along in a pair of MICROspikes, NANOspikes or snowshoes and heading out with family or friends are three ways to increase the likelihood of enjoying being outside in mid-winter. Add some fantastic Banff NP scenery to the equation and it's a guaranteed winner!

Trail marker on the Highline Trail

Snowshoeing the Bow Valley – Highline Trail, Canmore

In Canmore for another winter weekend, we headed out to a packed trail along side Three Sisters Creek. Once we crossed the little footbridge, we decided to snowshoe a well-groomed trail rather than continuing along the banks of the creek to the old dam. Within a couple hundred meters, we spotted a bright blue signpost …

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Snowshoeing the Bow Valley – Three Sisters Creek, Canmore

Back in Canmore for the weekend, we headed out to search for the waterfall and old dam site that we heard about after our last snowshoe outing. The weather cooperated somewhat - the snow stopped falling, but the wind was blowing (at least until we got into the trees). It was fairly clouded over, so …

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