No. 1 Snowshoe-friendly Ski Resort: Mt. Seymour, British Columbia

Mt. Seymour is a magical wonderland nestled in the heart of the North Shore, only minutes from downtown Vancouver where snowshoers, boarders, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts share mountain life harmoniously.

Photo courtesy of Mt. Seymour.

Planning the ultimate snow “playcation” should be as much fun as sinking your snowshoes into unchartered territory. If planning seasonal snow fun has grown into a family affair for the entire clan—Mt. Seymour should now live at the very top of your go-to-snow list. Any destination where you can get your child from school to snow in less than 30 minutes tops the charts for ultimate outdoor family play, which could be why we’ve ranked Mt. Seymour Resort No. 1 in North America for snowshoeing.

Singles, athletes and solo excursionists—Mt. Seymour offers fitness options that will leave your thighs screaming for more—no matter what shape you are in. Snow seekers can’t get enough of the themed group tours and programs offered all season long; or better yet, book and save on a 10-person group tour and create your own theme.

Truly, the ultimate winter recreation destination, Mt. Seymour is a mecca for outdoor fun while appealing to all ages and abilities. Beginners flock to the local Vancouver resort because the trails are tracked, easy to follow and offer a nice gradual incline. Even toddlers can tackle the longer routes. Their fondest family memories may soon become the family snowshoe trips to Mt. Seymour.

Photo courtesy of Mt. Seymour.

The Snowshoe Adventure Centre is your one stop shop. Rentals, trail maps, a meeting place—everything you need to get hoofing in the backcountry is readily available and then some.

You’ll feel miles from civilization on a quiet Monday morning, but come the weekend you’ll have plenty of company as you make your way through the snow-covered old growth. Mt. Seymour is, and continues to be, a very popular destination for the quickly growing sport of snowshoeing. Trail diversity, location and Canadian wildlife are all part of the Mt. Seymour Discovery Trail dream experience.

Recommended guided tour >> Chocolate Fondue: An evening of indulgence.
Après-snowshoe >> Rock Chute Inn – Bring your toddler in for hot chocolate while you enjoy a pint.
Where to stay>> North Vancouver Holiday Inn or anywhere in Vancouver in close proximity.
What to know >> Full day trail pass adult no rentals is $9 with rentals is $27.
For families >> Kids rule this mountain!

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  • A resident of the North Shore and avid Weekend Warrior, slowing TV Host Stephanie down just doesn’t happen. Always chasing her next ‘adventure’, Vancouver’s active wonder-woman spends her time on the mountain, in the surf, on the mat and playing with her 2 boys.

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