Snowshoeing in Squamish Bc is a great adventure suited for the whole family! In the heart of winter you can get exercise while exploring the many trails around Squamish with a pair of snowshoes on your feet. Explore the trails around Alice Lake or hike up Brohme for a more alpine experience.
Check out our guided snowshoe tours in the Callaghan Valley and enjoy the west coast back country with your family while learning traditional knowledge and the about the history of trapping in British Columbia.
Snowshoe Rentals: available at Valhalla Pure
- When the snow falls in town head up and explore the Four Lakes Trail with your family and friends Via Snowshoe
- Realtivly flat, easy and good for beginners
- A more steep and challenging location
- The views of the Howe Sound will be worth the trip up
- Snow usually stays here at higher elevations, access is with 4×4 vehicles
Garibaldi Provincial Park – Diamond Head
The 11 km trip to Elfin Lakes Hut is an amazing day trip or weekend adventure, (approximatley 4 hours one way) If you would like a shorter snowshoeing in Squamish trip we advise heading up to the Red Heather Hut, this 3km climb is a great way to enjoy winter in the Squamish Alpine. The snow is likely to be covering the trail from late October to early May.
- Guided tours with rentals available here along traditional trapper trails
- Only 30 minutes north of Squamish BC
- level, great for all ages & skills
- Two different areas for snowshoe exploration: The Callahan Country & The Olympic Park
The Callahan Valley just 25 minutes north of Beautiful squamish BC, also allows for your own Snowshoe exploration of the wild forest through a marked trail system. This is a great way to get off the beaten path and explore the beautiful BC backcountry. Callahan offers a vast network of snowshoeing trails of all distances, the shortest one is great for the whole family as the Treasure trail is only .05km from the base.
The Whistler Olympic Park
At Whistler Olympic park, Snowshoers can put on their gear and depart directly from the day lodge to enjoy over 30km of well maintained trails. The day lodge offers rentals of snowshoes, poles and over-boot protectors for those who want to explore the winter wilderness without their own gear.
Coast Mountain Weather and Climate
The Coast Mountains surrounding Squamish BC, receive some of the highest precipitation in North America, due to the moist air and storms off of the pacific ocean. Precipitation falls heavier in the winter months from November to April, The best part of this is powder at higher elevations!
The temperature between the lowland coastal areas and the high alpine is usually in opposite, with warmer and mild winters experienced in Squamish, while elevations above the treeline remain below freezing in the winter months. It is important to keep an eye on the freezing level, as this fluctuates frequently across different elevations. Extremely cold temperatures do occur but are rare in the coastal mountains.
Snow Conditions :
The typical snow climate in higher elevations is characterized by frequent snowfalls, and soft deep snow is the norm. All conditions are possible, but we are lucky generally have good to excellent snow conditions in the coast mountains surrounding Squamish BC.