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Guided Winter Tours

guided story-telling experiences in the backcountry!

These guides know the backcountry like the back of their hands! After all, many are born and raised in the area and grew up exploring their winter passions! They are eager and willing to share their backyard with you by offering memorable experiences that are as unique as you! This region is home to an international designated dark sky reserve so star gazing and moonlight experiences are a must do in this region!

Guided tours in our region include Sweet Riders, Uplift Adventures and Tamarack Outdoors. Scroll below to learn more!

Looking to save money?
When you book the Southwest Winter Escape Package, you can receive a guided experience and hotel room night at a reduced rate!

Sweet Riders (in Crowsnest Pass):

Enjoy the ultimate experience of Winter Fat Biking! It is all about getting out in the winter fresh air, working our bodies, enjoying the beautiful winter scenery, and then warming up at a cozy cafe with a delicious lunch and/or a cup of hot chocolate!

Regular guided tours are available Saturday and Sundays from 10:30 am-1:00 pm January to March 2020 with exception of Feb 27-28. There is special programming available on select dates, please visit their website to learn more!

RATES: $60 + GST (includes lunch!)
Please note: This does not include the fat bike, which can be rented through Alpenland in Blairmore.

Uplift Adventures (in Crowsnest Pass):

These guides offer adventures throughout southwest Alberta including Waterton, Castle Park and Crowsnest Pass! They offer guided various snowshoe trips including “snowshoe and brunch” and various moonlight tours and ice walks complete with fireside treats! Whatever experience you choose, it promises to deliver winter magic!

**Friday Night Snowshoe (Friday Nights-January to March):**
Join us with your headlamp to explore the winter wonderland in
Crowsnest Pass for a 2 - 3hr snowshoe. It is a fun way to get outside and enjoy the winter with friends!

**Moonlight Snowshoe (Saturday Nights-December to March)**:
Get out under the stars, in the moonlight, or even as the snow falls down. Whatever the evening brings us, it can be summed up in one word: magical. This trip includes gift and after snowshoe campfire.

Full day snowshoeing are available on select dates, please visit website for more information! Private tours available upon request!

Science Ice Walk
Walk and Talk ice with a scientist. We will venture up a beautiful wintery canyon to chase a frozen waterfall. Our professional guide and scientist will captivate the natural world for you and your friends. You will never look at ice the same way!

RATES: $45-89 per person depending on age and experience booked

Tamarack Adventures (in Waterton)

Roots run deep with these family of guides having over six generations calling Waterton home! This family-run business offer Accredited and Local Guides that look to connect with their visitors to share that homegrown passion for the area.
AVAILABILITY: These experiences run on demand so when you are ready so is this family to offer you their best southwest hospitality!

Winter Waterton Adventure
Guided Snowshoe on one of our Winter trails around Waterton for a half day adventure. Enjoy an Interpretive Snowshoe with one of our Local Guides and learn about Waterton and its unique environment. $60 per person (includes GST)

Winter Walk and Talk
Walk and Interpretive talk around the Waterton village with a Local of 40 years! Learn about the human history of Waterton and enjoy the solitude of the winter village. $20 per person (includes GST)