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Description provided by Editors

Visitor centres have conditions and route details. Keep off x-c ski tracks on shared trails.

Banff/Lake Louise:

Johnson Lake 2.8 km loop; no elevation: trace the shoreline with Mt Rundle view. Park at the day use area.

Lake Louise Lakeshore 4 km return; no elevation: Victoria Glacier view and icefall en route. Start at Chateau Lake Louise.


Chester Lake 9 km return; 287-m elevation gain: branch off the ski trail just past the start. Climb in trees to open views of majestic rock faces and peaks. Access via Smith-Dorrien Spray Tr. Avalanche terrain is past the lake.

Kananaskis Village Loops 2.5 km; no elevation gain: Family-friendly; park at the resort.

Map to Snowshoe Trails