Winter snowshoeing at Mount Seymour

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With Vancouver getting another dose of winter, you’re probably looking for some fun winter activities before they all end for the season, and before the spring season drifts in. 

So, here’s a list of some fun snowshoeing that can be found on Mount Seymour (in no particular order) to enjoy during the next week or so!

Snowshoe Tours at Mt. Seymour

Discovery Tour

This tour introduces snowshoe-enthusiasts to the basics of snowshoeing, while revealing some of Mt. Seymour’s best snowshoeing trails, and teaching participants the most important thing: nature’s winter survival tips. The Discovery Tour is suitable for all abilities and levels.

Mt. Seymour offers this two-hour guided tour of the Discovery Snowshoe Trail at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. But since it is a drop-in program, participants are asked to arrive by 12:45 p.m.

The tour includes:

  • Snowshoe tour guide;
  • Snowshoe rental and trail pass; and,
  • Hot apple cider that’s served following the tour

Discovery Tour rates

  • Children (6-12): $26 per person
  • Youth (13-18): $30 per person
  • Adults (19-64): $36 per person
  • Seniors (65+): $30 per person
  • Family of 4: $95
  • Additional children or youth: $20 per person

***Receive $5 off the rates listed above if you bring your own snowshoes.

Twilight Tour

Enjoy snowshoeing after hours in the mystical twilight on their Discovery Snowshoe Trails.

This tour is similar to the Discovery Tour; the only difference is that guests will use their “night vision to spot the signs of the active nocturnal wildlife!” This tour is also suitable for all abilities and levels.

Since there are “a limited number” of headlamps available, Twilight Tour participants are asked to bring their headlamp, if they have one.

This tour also includes:

  • Snowshoe tour guide;
  • Snowshoe rental and trail pass; and,
  • Hot apple cider that’s served following the tour

The Twilight Tour starts at 4 p.m. every Saturday. Like the Discovery Tour, it lasts two-hours.

Twilight Tour rates

  • Children (6-12): $23 per person
  • Youth (13-18): $27 per person
  • Adults (19-64): $32 per person
  • Seniors (65+): $27 per person
  • Family of 4: $85
  • Additional children or youth: $20 per person

***Receive $5 off the rates listed above if you bring your own snowshoes.

Chocolate Fondue

“Enjoy the enchantment of a Saturday evening snowshoe tour as you explore the magic of winter under the night sky. This guided experience will lead you through rolling forested trails to a hand-carved snow lounge where you will indulge in a delicious chocolate fondue featuring fresh-cut fruit and a special treat for dipping.

Your guide will share fun facts and stories about chocolate and the fondue tradition while you dip your way to chocolate heaven!”

Now, how perfect does that sound?!

The Chocolate Fondue tour includes:

  • Snowshoe guide;
  • Snowshoe rental and trail pass;
  • Chocolate fondue and fresh fruit for dipping; and,
  • Hot apple cider served following the tour

Since Mt. Seymour has a limited number of headlamps available, guests are asked to bring their own headlamps, if they own one, of course!

This tour is open to people 13+. The 2.5 hour long tour starts at 7 p.m. every Saturday, and guests are asked to arrive by 6:45 p.m.

This tour’s rate is $57 per person. Participants can receive $5 off for bringing their own snowshoes.

Anyone interested in this tour is required to pre-register by 3 p.m. the day before the tour by calling 604-986-2261. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, let the Mt. Seymour staff know.

Baby & Me Guided Tour

This snowshoe series is designed for parents with babies, by parents with babies!

Mom or dad and their baby are welcome to enjoy a 90-minute guided snowshoe tour, followed immediately by tea and snacks served indoors by friendly staff. The qualified guides create a supportive, social, and fun environment so the parents can “relax and bond” with their babies.

Parents are required to be able to carry their babies for at least 90 minutes in a comfortable back or front baby carrier that they required to provide. Also, change tables are available only before and after the tour.

This tour includes:

  • Snowshoe guide;
  • Snowshoe rental and trail pass; optional poles;
  • Delicious snacks and hot beverages that are served indoors afterward;
  • Diaper change area (see availability above); and,
  • Extra layers for the babies are available

***A limited number of Ergo and other baby carriers are available for demo on a first-come first-served basis.

This tour runs every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., plus the “post-snowshoe social.” Since it’s a drop-in program, participants are asked to arrive 15-30 minutes early.

Baby & Me Guided Tour rates

  • Single Drop-In: $35
  • Single Drop-In with snowshoes: $30
  • Additional parent (without child): $25
  • Book of 5 singles: $130
  • Book of 5 singles with own snowshoes: $115

If you have any questions, please look at the tour’s FAQ before phoning Mt. Seymour at 604-986-2261.

SnowFit

For those 13+ who are looking for a great workout, try out Mt. Seymour’s 90-minute power hike!

Join Mt. Seymour for this fitness-focused 90-minute snowshoe workout designed for those looking for a beginner to intermediate fitness routine in a group setting. Watch your fitness levels soar by reaping the amazing benefits of snowshoeing!

Note that these are group sessions and our coaches will accommodate the classes and alter the exercises to fit the group’s level (running on snowshoes may be included depending on the group).

This tour is suitable for beginner to intermediate fitness levels.

This tour includes:

  • Snowshoe guide;
  • Snowshoe rental and trail pass; and,
  • Hot beverage or water served after the tour

This tour runs every Tuesday at 7 p.m. It’s a drop-in program, so participants are, once again, asked to arrive by 6:45 p.m.

SnowFit rates

  • Single Drop-In: $22
  • Single Drop-In with own snowshoes: $17
  • Book of 5 singles: $95
  • Book of 5 singles with own snowshoes: $80

For more information about any of Mt. Seymour’s tours, phone 604-986-2261, or send an email to snowshoe [at] mountseymour.com.

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