Paradise Basin Full Day Snowmobile Tour

Daily Snowmobile Tours • Duration: Approx 4 hrs • Arrival Time 9:00 am

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If it is a full day of outdoor fun and adventures you want, than this is the snowmobile tour to take.

Many of our guests have told us that this unique day trip is the most memorable experience of their entire Canadian Rockies vacation.

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Visit the remnants of an early 1900’s Silver Mining Town located at the top of the mountain at 8000 ft. With plenty of wildlife, scenic trails, a spectacular icefall walk within an old growth forest. You will relish in the open powder bowl for hours of playing after being fueled by a mountain sized lunch in our cozy Alpine Cabin! This is the premier snowmobile tour of the West!

Surround yourself with the magic of winter wonderland and spectacular snow-covered mountain scenery  This tour is suitable for all members of the family.  No prior experience operating a snowmobiles is needed, as many of our guests are first-timers.  We supply everything you need except gloves, a camera and a sense of adventure (please bring a pair of good winter gloves for your trip – also available for purchase in our office).


  • Quality helmets, warm winter boots and cozy FXR snowmobile suit
  • Full safety briefing, instruction and practice laps
  • Groomed trails through old-growth forest
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Incredible scenic view points overlooking the Purcell Mountains, Panorama Mtn Resort, Columbia Valley, Toby Creek Valley, & The Canadian Rockies
  • Professional, experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Exclusive alpine cabin with fireplace
  • Snacks, hot drinks and sumptuous BBQ lunch at 8,000ft
  • Time to explore in Paradise Basin plus hours of guided trail riding and snowmobiling fun
  • Visit the magical Smith Icefall


Design Your Own Snowmobile Tour To Suit Your Group’s Schedule and Requirements

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Far away from the crowds – Paradise Bowl and our cozy alpine cabin.

Additional Information

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Tour Details (Click Here)

Your Arrival:  Please arrive on time to avoid delaying other guests on your tour.  We will get you registered for your tour and then you will meet your professional snowmobile guide and receive all the gear you need including helmet, boots and snowmobile suit. Most of our guests are first-timers so you will receive a comprehensive safety briefing and instruction on how to ride your snowmobile safely.

trail over shoulder 7083_wm_50Hitting The Trail:  After some practice time at our base area your guide will lead you up a groomed snowmobile trail through old-growth forest and open slopes for a spectacular view of Panorama Mountain Resort and the surrounding peaks of the lovely Toby Creek Valley.

Paradise: You will see the remains of an early 1900’s silver mine and warm-up beside the fire in our alpine cabin. Enjoy a mountain-sized cookie and a hot drink and then head out for some free play-time in Paradise Bowl.  Your guide will introduce you to the play-area and offer riding and safety tips.  You will then have an opportunity to free ride and trail basin 7408_wm_50explore on your snowmobile within the designated area under the watchful eye of your guide who will be there to assist you if required.

Lunch:  Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ lunch at our cozy comfortable alpine cabin while you watch the ravens soar on the breeze.

Return To Base:  As we descend back to the base you will park your snowmobile beside the trail and follow your guide along a short pathway to the base of the frozen Smith Falls. This is a magical sight of a 100′ frozen pillar of blue ice amidst pillows of soft powder snow on a rock cliff.

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There’s nothing else quite like this trip.  This is a full day of true outdoor alpine adventures suitable for the whole family. A uniquely awesome and highly memorable experience suitable for all experience levels. 

Important Information (Click Here)

The following is important information applicable to all Snowmobile tours.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Tips To Get The Best From Your Day:  

1.  Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure to allow time to register, meet your guide and get necessary gear, and so that you do not delay other guests in your group.

2. As much as possible arrive prepared and ready to go. Dress warmly as you would for a day of skiing or snowboarding.

3. To save time at registration have your waivers, payments and credit card imprints done prior to arrival.

Booking:  Our snowmobile tours are very popular and we have many days when all available machines are booked out.  Please book your desired tour early to avoid disappointment.  You can book this tour online using the book now button above or just call our office.  If you are intending to book short-notice on a tour (less than 48 hrs notice) please call us to ensure availability.    We typically respond to phone calls from 8:am to 9:30pm – if you do not reach us, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Prices:  All pricing is in Canadian dollars.  We accept payment by cash, INTERAC® direct debit and email transfer at no charge.  We also accept major credit cards (% surcharge may apply).  All pricing is subject to applicable government taxes.  Gratuities are not included.

Minimum Age:

  • Driver: 16 years old
  • Passenger: 5 years old

Tour Itinerary Changes:  At all times the safety of all out guests is our first priority.  For this reason the tour itinerary may be subject to change due to wildlife, snow cover, weather, group abilities or other unforeseen circumstances.  We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

Walk-In Guests:   We try to accommodate walk-in guests but we cannot guarantee last-minute availability of space on any of our tours.  It’s best to call or book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Arrival / Pick-up Time:  If you are travelling by private vehicle, please arrive at our base location at least 30-minutes in advance of the scheduled departure time for your tour to complete registration and obtain required clothing and equipment.  Please be prompt so as not to delay departure of your tour and cause inconvenience to other guests.  If you are booked for a Banff or Canmore  pick-up please be ready to go at the appointed time and let us know if you have any delay or change of plans.

Location:  Our home base of operations is 1 km before Panorama Mountain Village on the Toby Creek Rd.  For detailed  location information, maps and directions please go here.

What is included?:

  • BBQ Lunch (Full day tour) – Vegetarian meals are available upon request.
  • Hot drinks, water & cookies (Half & full day tours)
  • CSA compliant full or open face helmets
  • Snowmobile suit
  • Winter Boots
  • Snowmobile rental
  • Professional, qualified and experienced interpretive guide
  • Fuel & oil
  • BC government levy
  • Trail pass fee

What to bring:

  • Light backpack (optional)
  • Layered clothing – whatever you wear for skiing or snowboarding is generally suitable – we provide snowmobile suit if needed.
  • Goggles (can be purchased at our office if required)
  • Winter Gloves (can be purchased at our office if required)
  • Camera (recommended)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Personal daily medications (if required) – please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Safety:  For your safety and that of your fellow guests please listen to and follow the advice of your guide at all times

Medical Conditions: Persons with back injuries, recent surgery or who are pregnant are not recommended to participate.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cellphones:  We do have cellphone coverage at points along the trail and at the cabin.  We ask that for the experience and enjoyment of all guests, please keep cellphone use to a minimum during the tour.  You are of course welcome to use the camera function often however if you are a driver, please do not attempt to drive your snowmobile and use your camera or phone at the same time.

Smoking:  We respectfully request that you do not smoke while wearing one of our helmets – please remove the helmet to smoke.  Please also ensure all cigarette butts are discarded safely in the fireplace at the cabin or in an appropriate receptacle.


  • We offer an optional insurance package to cover minor damages to a machine.  The cost is $25.00 per machine, which provides you with $500.00 coverage for any accidental damages.  This insurance option is offered to protect the driver from the cost of minor scrapes, dents and breakages. 
  • We have partnered with Lifestyle Financial Services to offer our guests an optional trip cancellation and medical insurance package .

Security Deposit:  A security deposit by signed credit card slip  or $1200.00  cash is required for each machine.  The credit card slip is destroyed or security deposit is fully refundable upon return of an undamaged machine.  Please note that we do not charge your credit card for the deposit but hold the signed imprint for security.

Liability Waivers:  A  standard waiver and release of liability is required for all participants.  A parent or guardian must complete  a liability release for persons under 19 years of age.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:  Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place.  We require 48 hrs notice of cancellation for refund.  Late cancellations are subject to 100% cancellation fee.  Groups of 10 or more must give 14 days notice or are subject to full payment for no shows.  Our cancellation deadlines are applied to enable us to schedule guides and machines.

Backpacks & Camera Bags:  Your snowmobile can accommodate small backpacks and camera bags.  We are happy to provide  straps and bungees to secure your bag to the carrier.  Alternatively you or your passenger can wear a backpack while riding.  Please ensure all zips, straps and flaps are secured when your snowmobile is in motion.

Photography:  We make many stops to take in the view.  You are welcome to bring your camera and use it often to record your snowmobile adventure.  Please do not hesitate to ask your guide to take group or family photos – we are happy to oblige.  We also love to see your photos so please don’t hesitate to post them on our Facebook page.

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  • Riding instruction & practice time
  • Mountain sized snack & BBQ Lunch Included
  • Helmet, boots, snowmobile suit
  • Free riding play-time
  • Free Canmore / Banff hotel pick-up + return transport
  • 65 hp 2-person touring snowmobile with hand-warmers
  • High Performance 600 cc 120 hp $100.00
  • High Performance 800 cc 165 hp $200.00
  • 4-Seat Tracked Teryx UTV available
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