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Depending on the start time chosen at checkout, check in at the front desk of the Carlton Lodge in advance of 9am or 12pm. From here, you’ll board a vehicle for a 20-minute journey to the Callaghan Valley, home to the mysterious Medicine Trail.

After strapping on your snowshoes, you’ll embark on an old trapper’s trail that leads deep into the forest. Gaze at giant hemlock, cedar, and fir trees, pass by totem poles, and listen to local knowledge shared by your guide.

Then, stop at the Trapper’s Cabin—located beside Totem Pole Lake—to sample steaming tea made from the medicinal plants that grow on the Medicine Trail.

Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Whistler departure point.

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Overview
Guaranteed to delight travelers of all ages, this 2.5-hour snowshoe tour takes you through a mysterious forest and down an old trapper’s path known as the Medicine Trail. Gaze at giant cedar, fir, and hemlock trees, sample teas made from medicinal plants that grow on the route, and capture photographs of Trapper’s Cabin and Totem Pole Lake. A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour.
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  • 2.5-hour snowshoe tour of the Medicine Trail from Whistler
  • Follow the frozen Medicine Trail, an old trapper's route that runs through a mysterious forest
  • See gigantic cedar and hemlock trees, and sample tea made from the trail's medicinal herbs
  • A moderate level of fitness is required for this activity
  • A family-friendly activity suited to lovers of the outdoors
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Reviewed March 22, 2018
Amazingly Beautiful Hike

Great time with Randy on my snowshoe adventure in the Callaghan Valley outside Whistler. With our small group we were able to go off the path and make our own trail through the woods. Learned to look for signs of water underneath the snow and...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018
Casual walk through the Callaghan

Myself and a few friends took part in the snow shoe tour with our guide Steph. We got an intuitive tour of the surroundings while getting some light exercise. This is a great way to see the Callaghan if you are not overly adventurous. The...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile
Great activity if pregnant

I joined Amy on a guided snowshoe tour & was so impressed by her knowledge of the beautiful area. Amy’s colleague Steph at the booking desk was very thorough & helpful when she took my details & had passed all of the information to Amy...More

Thank Chesover
Reviewed February 25, 2018
Brilliant snowshoe through the woods

Ended up as the only person on this tour and had a great relaxed snowshoe (and slide) through the beautiful woods. What could have been an awkward couple of hours with a stranger was really fun and J.D. the guide was very friendly, chilled and...More

Thank Francesca D
Reviewed February 14, 2018
Wonderful Tour. Passionate People, Well Done!

Our guide Melanie makes it happen. Extremely giddy, very curious, and strangely knowledgeable, she really is into the who nature thing. While driving, she saw a baldie and was so excited had to radio it in. Turns out she is from the east coast. No...More

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CdnWilderness, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Wilderness Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time on tour with Melanie. As for the treehouse, we are resurrecting the hemloft which was built out of recycled and refurbished material. It's a very neat...More

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