You can go on a stargazing snowshoe tour in the Rocky Mountains

Feb 18 2020, 5:00 pm

The Rocky Mountains are a gorgeous place to visit by day, but have you ever thought about what those soaring peaks and crisp, clear skies might look like by night?

Kananaskis Outfitters is offering a tour that will finally sate that curiosity — without the risk of camping overnight — with their stargazing snowshoe tour.

Taking groups of adventurers out into the cold via moonlight (and headlamps), the tour will show snowshoers a side of Kananaskis Country that they may have never seen before.


Kananaskis Outfitters

Hiking through Kananaskis forests and under a star-filled sky, attendees will ultimately end up in an open meadow to enjoy the cosmos.

Bringing a tripod and a camera is encouraged for anyone hoping to get that priceless photo, and anyone will be able to take a look through the supplied telescope to get a closer look at the twinkling lights.

Given that all stargazing tours will have to take place at night, the company only runs the trips on nights with sufficient moonlight.

The nighttime snowshoe tours cost $75 per person, and the best way to find out when you’ll be able to take the trip is by heading to the Kananaskis Outfitters website and clicking around on their calendar.

Sorry kids: You’ll have to be 12 or older to participate in this one!

Kananaskis Outfitters Stargazing Snowshoe tour

When: Select days throughout the year
Time: From 7 to 9 pm
Where: Kananaskis Village Center — 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Cres
Tickets: $75 for adults, $55 for youth aged 13 to 17. Available online

DH Calgary StaffDH Calgary Staff

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