Where do I find the Snowshoe Centre hours of operation?
What should I wear for Snowshoeing?
Layers! Dressing in non-cotton (e.g wool, fleece, polypropylene) light-weight layers with a waterproof jacket and snow/rain pants is the most ideal way to snowshoe comfortably. Don't forget your gloves, toque, warm non-cotton socks, and sturdy, water resistant winter or hiking boots.
Does Mt Seymour rent boots for Snowshoeing?
We have Neo's overboots for rent. They go overtop of your boots or shoes and up to your shin, and are a great idea if you do not own water repellent winter boots or hiking boots.
What should I bring?
Carrying the 10 essentials is always a good idea. We also recommend waterproof shoes and jacket.
|1) Extra food and water
||6) Navigational/communication devices
|2) Extra clothing
||7) First aid kit
||8) Emergency blanket/shelter
|4) Fire making kit
||9) Pocket knife
|5) Signaling device (i.e. whistle)
||10) Sun protection
Where are the Snowshoe trails?
The Discovery Snowshoe Trails (Goldie Lake, Flower Lake) are those run by the resort. The entrance is well marked and located at the bottom of the Goldie Magic Carpet. The BC Parks/Metro Vancouver Trails (Dog Mountain, Mt Seymour Peak, First Pump) begin from the kiosk near the bottom of the Mystery Express Chair. Please keep in mind that snowshoers are not permitted on the designated ski and snowboard runs nor are they permitted to use the lifts. Check our our new Interactive Trail Maps page for a map of the Discovery Snowshoe Trails.
Do I need to leave a deposit to rent snowshoes?
After completing payment for the rental equipment, one piece of government issued photo ID and a credit card is required to be held only. No additional charges will be made on your credit card unless the snowshoes are not returned or are returned in poor condition.
Can I reserve snowshoe rentals?
No. Snowshoes are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Does Mt Seymour ever run out of snowshoe rentals?
With approximately 500 pairs of snowshoes it is unlikely that we would run out of snowshoes, even on our busiest days!
Does Mt Seymour have night snowshoeing or lit trails?
No we do not. For the safety of our renters we keep closing time close to sunset time throughout the season. The last rentals are allowed out 1 hour before closing. Currently, we close at 4:00 pm. None of the trails are lit, and if you have your own equipment and want to use the BC Parks and Metro Vancouver Trail networks (Dog Mountain, First Peak, First Lake) after dark you can, but should be well prepared and experienced in night backcountry travel.
Does Mt Seymour rent snowshoes overnight?
No we do not, as we cannot check to see if you are back ok, rentals are for the day only.
Do you rent snowshoes for kids?
Yes! We have snowshoes for all ages, starting from 3 years old. Kids under the age of 6 generally can't snowshoe very far, but they can try it out!
Where should I park if I am snowshoeing?
We ask that all guests who are snowshoeing to please park in the designated Parking Lot 5 which is located on the west side of the road that leads up to the main parking lot.
Where can I take the snowshoe rentals?
You can snowshoe in the Mt Seymour Discovery Snowshoe Trails (check our Interactive Trail Maps page) or you can even bring them on the BC Park and Metro Vancouver trails.
Are dogs allowed on the snowshoe trails?
Yes! Dogs are welcome on the all the trails, however you must keep them on a leash and we ask that you please clean up after them!
Please note: Dogs are NOT permitted on public tours such as the Discovery, Baby & Me, Chocolate Fondue, SnowFit, Legends & Lanterns, etc.
Do I need to pre-book drop in tours? (Discovery, Baby & and; Me)
No, they are drop-in only. We do have limited capacity, so coming in 30 minutes or more before the tour is a good idea
Should I use poles?
We only recommend poles for people with hip or knee injuries, or for added stability if they are carrying a baby or a very heavy pack, however it is personal preference. If you still wish to use poles, they are available, just let us know
If I am a downhill Season Pass Holder, do I receive any snowshoe benefits?
Yes! You will receive:
- Free access to the Discovery Snowshoe Trails all season.
- Free snowshoe rentals weekdays (excluding holidays)
- 25% off snowshoe rentals on weekends and holidays (Dec 17th - Jan 2nd, and Feb13th)
- 15% discount on all snowshoe guided tours
- 15% off a friends trail pass (pass holder must be present for purchase, one friend discount per pass per day)