Alberta’s long winters can make it a bit challenging to get outside and get some exercise, but snowshoeing is an easy-to-do outdoor acivity that promises to help keep you in shape while giving you a new appreciation for our parks.

You may know Haskin Canoe as the company that offers adventure trips inside Elk Island National Park. They also offer voyageur tours, clinics and rentals. However, when the snow falls, their focus turns to showshoes.

With Elk Island National Park designated a Dark Sky Preserve, you can escape the city and explore the park`s natural splendour. Plus, on a clear night, you can strap on the snowshes and gaze upon the countless stars overhead.