Chester Lake Snowshoeing Trail

Photo by Bonnie Kittle

A classic snowshoeing trail with spectacular scenery. The trail immediately begins to climb in elevation before leveling out in a valley and ending at a mountain lake. This trail is shared with cross-country skiers for the first 200m, then splits off into separate trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiers. Make sure to follow the signs.


3-5 hours




10 km roundtrip

Elevation Gain

300 m

Group Size

35 max

Getting there

Follow signs up to Nordic Center in Canmore, then go past for 38km down the Spray Lake Road (Smith Dorien Trail) until you see the Chester Lake parking lot across from the Burstail Pass parking lot (approximately
10 mins past Mount Engadine Lodge).
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