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Snowshoeing & Winter Hiking

Central Alberta might not be known for its large snowfall - we consider 10 cm to be a big storm - but that doesn't mean we can't have fun outside. There's lots of options throughout the area for snowshoeing, including city parks like Heritage Ranch and the western end of David Thompson Country. The dry climate also means we can often hike all year round, with trails like Siffleur Falls often clear of snow all year long.



Winter is all about having fun in the snow. Heading out for an afternoon of snowshoeing is a great way to make the most of the season. There are many great trails within the Waskasoo Parks in Red Deer and this loop is a great option for an afternoon on the trails with the kids. It follows some of the smaller trails kids love, includes plenty of open space for games and great spots for hot chocolate breaks along the way.

It's a great option for all ages at any time of the day. If you're looking for a longer outing you can easily explore the many side trails you'll encounter along the way.


Winter makes catching breathtaking sunrises easy with lots of bluedbird days and no need to wake up at crazy hours. Heritage Ranch has some great options for those wanting to catch the sun coming up over the river valley. Heading out on the trails just before the sun is set to rise will give you a glimpse of it before you head down to the lower grounds, giving you plenty of time to setup for pictures along the river.

There are many great trails within the Waskasoo Parks in Red Deer and this loop is our usual route for the Sunrise Snowshoe Tours. If you're looking for a longer outing you can easily explore the many side trails you'll encounter along the way.


Heritage Ranch and the Waskasoo Parks in Red Deer offer lots of options for snowshoeing and winter walks. This loop is our usual route for the popular Snowshoe in the City evening tour, taking us through the forest on narrow trails before reaching the fishing pond where we spend time stargazing.

It's a great option for all ages at any time of the day. If you're looking for a longer outing you can easily explore the many side trails you'll encounter along the way.