Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots

4 hr

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Group Tour

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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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kootenay National Park, 7556 Main St E, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia V0A 1E0 Canada

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 Banff’s 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...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kootenay National Park, 7556 Main St E, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia V0A 1E0 Canada

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 Banff’s 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Return transport from Banff
  • Hot chocolate and a maple taffy treat
  • Professional guide
  • Hiking pole
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
  • Snowshoes
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Kootenay National Park
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.

1:30 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by someone 18 years and older.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.