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Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots

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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 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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
    Departure Time
    1:30 PM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to the original departure point approximately 4 hours after departure.
    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
    • Entry/Admission - Kootenay National Park
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    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
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 29 March 2019

    About two years ago, I did the Marble Canyon tour. This trip, I took my teenage son and we did the Paint Pots snowshoe tour. We had a lot of fun! Our guide, Norm, was very knowledgeable, but had a good sense of when to...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Mctet
    DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

    Hi there, Thank you for coming out and joining us for another snowshoeing tour! We love seeing return guests, which is really the ultimate compliment. We're glad to hear that you both had a go on the crazy carpet slide (so much fun), and that...More

    Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

    Our guide Hugh was extremely diligent and informative. We had a great snow shoeing first experience. Highly recommend.More

    Thank josiec95
    DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

    Hi Josie, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots with Hugh. Hugh has been with us for many years, and we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him. We love introducing...More

    Reviewed 28 March 2019

    We are from Alberta but my children and me have never done any serious snowshoeing. I am 56 years old, my daughter is 21 years old and my little boy is 12 years old. My children both loved it. I did enjoy it but I...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Leannder M
    DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

    Hi Leannder, Thank you for choosing to come out with us for your first ever snowshoeing experience! We love the Paint Pots in Kootenay National Park because it gets so much snow, which makes it even more fun to play around in. Snowshoeing can be...More

    Reviewed 16 March 2019

    My wife and her girlfriends and I took the snowshoeing excursion to Painted Pots. Trip greatly exceeded our expectations! Our guide, Aaron Kyle, was great! Knowledgeable, personable, and an all-around great guy! The equipment and the snowshoeing instructions were top notch. And no, snowshoeing is...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Bruce C
    DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    Hi Bruce, Thank you for joining us on the Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots with Aaron, and for sharing your experience. We completely agree, while it can be enough of a work out to earn your hot chocolate and maple taffy, snowshoeing is easy...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2019

    Our guide, Hugh, was so knowledgable about the history, geography and wildlife on this tour. The location (the Paint Pots in Kootenay National Park) looks like it is out of a movie. The trail is simple and easy to follow, perfect for a first time...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Sara K
    DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2019

    Hi Sara, Thanks for joining us on the Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots with Hugh, and sharing your feedback. We loved your description about the location looking like it's out of a movie. It's hard to describe the feeling of walking down the snowy...More

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