Wapta Falls Cross Country Skiing

The 22nd most popular XC Ski in British Columbia.

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Between Golden and Field off the TransCanada Highway, the cross country ski trail runs 4.1 km up to the spectacular frozen Wapta Falls. The first 1.6 km are along a closed access road before continuing on a hiking trail.

Overall, Wapta Falls is the 22nd most popular cross country ski area of all 56 Nordic ski destinations in British Columbia. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Wapta Falls including Emerald Lake Loop Trails, Lake O'Hara Trail, Yoho Valley, Amiskwi Trail, Ottertail Trail and Ice River Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Yoho National Park (250) 343-6783; BC Visitors (800) 435-5622; Canadian Tourism (800) 577-2266; Canadian Explorer Guides (888) 238-8000; Avalanche Update (250) 837-6867; Emerald Lake Sports (250) 343-6000.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Kicking Horse Lodge, Field (250) 343-6303

Luxury Loding:  Lake O Hara Lodge (604) 343-6418; Emerald Lake Lodge (800) 663-6336

Breakfast Restaurant:  Emerald Lake Lodge; CP Rail Cafe, Field

Reference Source:  click here http://www.pc.gc.ca/

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  7093