Waskasoo Park Snowshoe Adventure

Explore the park at the heart of the city
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Morning Tour

  • Departure: 9:30
  • Return: 12:00

Afternoon Tour

  • Departure: 13:30
  • Return: 16:00

Evening Tour

  • Departure: 18:00
  • Return: 20:30

Play in the snow with friends, coworkers or as a family. Discover the fun of snowshoeing in the Red Deer River Valley, explore the trails of Waskasoo Park and fall in love with winter.

Your guide will share some tips on how to snowshoe before you head out on the trails for an easy adventure through our city's amazing parks. 

Snowshoes, a professional guide and our own made-from-scratch hot chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers are all included. You will be meeting your guide at Heritage Ranch in Red Deer for this tour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy snowshoeing in Waskasoo Park.
  • Experience the quietness that can be found on the trail, right here in the city.
  • A great option for those who've never been snowshoeing before and those looking for a social adventure on the trails.

Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day playing outside. No prior snowshoeing experience required.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Snowshoeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hiking Distance: 2-4 km
  • Elevation Gain: ~50m
  • Duration: 2.5 hours

You will be meeting your guide at Heritage Ranch for this tour.

Available daily from December to mid-March. The early and late season tour follows a modified itinerary.

The Experience

The Snowshoe Adventure

There's something different when you head out for a winter walk with snowshoes. You get to slow down to enjoy the forest in a different way. Exploring the local park becomes an adventure and a fun way to spend a couple of hours with friends.

Your welcome to use our snowshoes or to bring yours for this adventure.

The Hot Chocolate

Take a break during the snowshoe tour to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate along with housemade marshmallows and graham crackers.

Curious about the food? Stop by our Basecamp + Cafe in Red Deer to find out more.

The Explorer Series

Looking to join a scheduled tour instead? The Explorer Series is a great option when you have 1 to 3 people looking to meet up with others for a fun adventure.

There are no upcoming departures at this time.

The Details

When and where does the tour start?

Meet your guide at Heritage Ranch

  • The morning tour starts at 9:30 am, the afternoon tour starts at 1:30 pm, and the evening tour starts at 6 pm. 
  • You will meet your guide at Heritage Ranch at the trail near the entrance to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Parking Lot (get directions).

Return time varies based on the group and conditions but you can expect to be back around:

  • Morning tour: 12 pm
  • Afternoon tour: 4 pm
  • Evening tour: 8:30 pm

The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared for the winter weather. Conditions can change quickly and our winter tours run in anything from - 30C to +10C. 

Required Items

  • Winter boots
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather including long underwear
  • A winter jacket and snow pants
  • An extra sweater
  • Tuque and gloves
  • A water bottle
  • A small backpack

Recommended Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

We have a limited number of winter boots and snow pants available at no charge. Please let us know your size if you will need boots or pants.

What's Included?

  • We provide snowshoes at no charge for this tour.
  • A professional guide.
  • Gourmet hot chocolate.
  • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.

We have a limited number of winter boots and snow pants available at no charge.

What's Not Included

  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Water bottles, cameras, and a backpack.

 

What kind of snack is included?

Hot chocolate is available with dairy or coconut milk along with our housemade Graham crackers and marshmallows. 

Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.

What kind of transportation is provided?

Transportation is not provided for this tour. 

What's the group size?

This is a private tour available for groups of 1 to 12 guests. Contact us if you are planning for a group of 13 or more guests.

This day trip is open to all ability levels, whether you are a beginner and or an expert. You must be comfortable walking 2+ km in a variety of conditions. This tour is recommended for those 6 and older.

What are the terms and conditions?

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last minute booking.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.

Terms & Conditions

Waivers are required for all participants. You can review the waiver here.

Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.

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A Few More Things To Know

We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!

Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Stop by our Basecamp + Cafe or give us a call at 403 986-6190.