Snowshoe Tour FAQs
Prior to the tour, we will connect individually with participants to ask you to answer a few questions about your health and your exposure to COVID. These outdoor tours are a relatively safe activity. Our guides will ensure the group maintains physical-distancing. You are not obliged to wear a mask while on the trail. However the Crimson Ridge tour requires that you don a mask to enter Embers.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
It's winter. Dress accordingly. We strongly suggest layers so you can add and remove items to maintain your comfort. You don't want to be cold, nor do you want to sweat. Wear (or at least bring) a hat and mittens. Winter boots are necessary for fitting into the snowshoe bindings. (Please, NO city shoes.) We suggest carrying a small pack where you can store extra clothing and a water bottle.
HOW FAR DO WE WALK AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
We snowshoe for 2.5 - 3.5 km stopping frequently to examine animal tracks and interpret the forest in winter. The 2-hour tours include the hot beverage and snack at journey's end.
WHAT IS THE TERRAIN LIKE?
The terrain is easy rolling and flat through mixed conifer and hardwoods. We follow river valleys and skirt forest edges while discovering many winter highlights.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
We can only accommodate dogs on private group tours. To protect the wildlife and keep the trails pristine, dogs must be leashed and you must "stoop & scoop".
ARE THERE ANY WASHROOM FACILITIES?
There are washrooms at Crimson Ridge but there aren't any washrooms available on the Peregrine Valley tour in Goulais River. Please plan to go prior to your arrival.
ARE HEADLAMPS PROVIDED FOR EVENING TOURS?
Yes, you will be provided with a headlamp for tours conducted from dusk to darkness.