Where to Snowshoe?

When there is sufficient snowfall in the valley, most of the Vernon and Area trails are great for snowshoeing.  
Get on the trails EARLY after a fresh snow fall, before the snow is packed down by hikers!!


These are our suggestions for great local snowshoeing trails:


(Colours and numbers in brackets refer to our trail map categories and numbering at  or )

Swan Lake Nature Reserve (Easy #2)
BX Creek and Falls Trail (Difficult #2)
Marshall Fields (Easy #13)

Longacre Trail (Easy #14)

Plantation Forest, Carson Park, (Bench Row Rd, Moderate #5)
Ellison Provincial Park (
Moderate #14)
Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park (Moderate #12)

Kal Crystal Waters (between Bailey Rd and Crystal Waters Dr, Blue #7)

Grey Canal Trails:

-Bella Vista (Easy #11)

-Turtle Mountain (Blue Jay Rd to Turtle Mountain, Easy #7)
-Swan Lake East (Glen Hayes Rd to Baker Hogg Rd, Difficult #1)
-Silver Star Foothills Loop (Moderate #1)
-East Vernon (Hartnell Rd to DeRoo RdEasy #6)

-Coldstream Valley Estates North (Cypress Drive to Galiano Road, Difficult #7)

Middleton Mountain Trails:

-Farnsworth Nature Reserve (Difficult #8)
-McKergow Meadows (Moderate #8)

-Kal Beach Connector (Moderate #9)

-Creed Loop Trail (Moderate #10)

-Neumann Connector Trail (Difficult #11)

These excellent designated snowshoeing trails are available on Silver Star Mountain:

Silver Star Resort; where you must purchase a day pass for a fee:


Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre; where you must purchase a day pass for a fee, rentals available:


Silver Star Provincial Park; no fee, no pass required:

Predator Ridge also offers over 12 km tracked and signed designated snowshoe trails: