There’s something for everyone on the North Shore mountains as they continue to get dusted with powder this season. As an alternative to skiing or boarding, snowshoeing is gaining in popularity and is often paired with other wintery activities. Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress each have snowshoe packages:
Mount Seymour Snowshoe
Mount Seymour offers three snowshoe packages: for beginners, athletes, and nature-lovers. From well-marked trails, loops, hills, and scenic lakes, you can make your way on a leisurely walk or snowshoe for fitness. Maps are provided at the Snowshoe Adventure Centre and guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more.
Full day trail pass: $9 (adult, youth, senior, student), $5 (child 6-12), $26 (family of four)
Full day trail pass with rentals: $27 (adult), $24.50 (youth, senior, student), $20.50 (child 6-12), $47 (family of four)
Grouse Mountain Snowshoe
Grouse Mountain’s Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park is just a short distance from the Peak Chalet. The mountain hosts snowshoe clinics, beginners drop-in lessons and tours, snowshoe fondue tours, ladies-only clinics, and the snowshoe grind for fitness.
Trail access is included in your general skyride admission. Rentals are $20 for the day or $15 for two hours. Helmets are included in child, tot, or senior snowshoe rental.
Cypress has packaged its snowshoe tours with breathtaking sights and delicious dining options. The Hollyburn Meadows Tour is 2 hours ($38), the Chocolate Fondue Tour is 3 hours ($50), and the Cheese & Chocolate Fondue Tour is 4 hours long ($80). They also have special offers for group bookings of 20 or more. Prices include snowshoe rentals and headlamps (for night tours).
Check out each individual listing for more information from the mountains if you’re interested in a tour, fondue, snow-covered meadow stroll, or quality time with family and friends.
Update If you’d like to snowshoe for a cause, sign up for the Take a Hike Foundation Moonlight Snowshoe. Collect pledges/donations for Take a Hike Foundation, which supports at-risk youth in our community, and have a great time in the snow.