Banff National Park is famous for its diverse and accessible wildlife. Millions of tourists visit Banff each year with hopes of catching a glimpse of a grizzly bear or the beautiful antlers of a bull elk. For many, the Banff wildlife species are foreign; animals that have only been seen on Instagram or enclosed in a zoo.
Winter Activities Around Banff National Park
If you are visiting Banff in winter or anytime between October and April, it’s very likely you’ll be seeing snow. Here in the Canadian Rockies, the snow typically starts to fly well before the official start of winter and that’s when all the Banff winter activities will start. While waiting for more popular winter activities like skiing, the shoulder season in Banff is the perfect time to do some of these winter hikes in Banff and the surrounding area.
Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies is one of the best ways to get out and experience the beauty of these majestic mountains in the winter. Imagine being on the quiet mountain trails with large snowflakes falling and having the feeling of being in a Christmas snow globe. It really doesn’t get any more peaceful than that and you might even start calling these easy Kananaskis snowshoe trails your happy place.