Snowshoeing to Paint Pots Banff, AB

Duration: 4 Hours
Availability: 01 Dec 2021 to 18 Apr 2022
Place: Banff, AB


Snowshoe down an easy trail that leads to the Paint Pots, a cultural asset within our National Park, across a bridge over the frozen Vermilion River and a snowy road winding through a canopy of pine trees. Discover the interesting Paint Pots, which were originally used by First Nations people for rock painting, while learning about the history of the fur trade. You'll hear about Banff's indigenous people, explorers, and fur traders who lived in and journeyed through the Rockies along the route.

Enjoy a particularly Canadian delicacy after this brisk winter walk, hot maple taffy poured into snow to create a delicious frozen dessert. Also, while the carpet is being manufactured, try a crazy carpet slide down the hill — this part of the trip is a hit with both kids and adults! This is a great journey for beginners because it covers mostly flat terrain with little elevation gain, and it's also great for anyone looking for a relaxing outdoor activity in the grandeur of Kootenay National Park.

How to join this Tour

Pick up offered from most hotels in Banff, and you can select your preferred pick-up location during the booking process. For drop offs, our guide will ask you on the way back where you would like to be dropped off either in town or at your hotel. 

If you are not staying in Banff, a popular central downtown meeting point is the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (the hotel address is 138 Banff Avenue).

Operation Information

YearOperating DatesDepartures
2021 - 202201 Dec 2021 to 18 Apr 2022
Daily - 1:30 PM
Blackout dates may apply, please check with us.


Inc - Exc


  • Admission to 4 hours Snowshoeing to Paint Pots.
  • Pick up and drop off from Banff Hotels.
  • Snowshoes provided.
  • Use of hiking poles.
  • Professional certified guide.
  • Hot chocolate & Maple taffy treat.
  • Taxes and GST. 


  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. Stars & Maple Holidays sell Manulife Travel Insurance. We will require customers to sign off on Travel Insurance Waiver in the event customer declines our offer to sell them Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide.  Gratuities are expected. 


Per Person Including GST

Adult (13+) - CA $85

Child (8 to 12) - CA $54

Child (7 & Below) - Not Allowed

    Prices starting for Adult

    CA $ 85

    Per Person Including GST

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