Unlock the beauty of the Canadian Rockies in winter. Follow tuji, Tera Swanson as she leads us along the trails in Marble Canyon near Banff, Alberta.
Popular in the summer, this trail’s parking lot is well marked from the Highway 1. The trail is actually within Kootenay National Park – a total gem of a park that positively sparkles when covered in snow.
Strap on those snowshoes and discover the serenity of snow covered pines and icy canyons. You might have the place to yourself or you might get a chance to check out a few ice climbers braving the walls of the canyon.
To get to Marble Canyon from Banff, drive west on Highway 1 toward the BC border. Twenty minutes past Banff, you’ll reach Castle Mountain Junction where you can follow the signs for both Kootenay Mountain Park and Radium Hot Springs. Take Highway 93 south for 17 kilometers, when you should spot a big yellow and blue sign that says Marble Canyon. Pull in to the parking lot, strap on your snowshoes and follow the trail signs. These trails are well marked but be aware that they may be just above the snow’s surface depending on how deep the snow is!
Happy snowshoeing! If you try this trail out, please leave us a comment and let us know how you enjoyed it.
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