Why you’ll love us…

Experienced

We’ve been around and cowboying in the Rockies since 1962.

Unique

Pick from 17 different trips – from easy rides to tough treks.

Friendly

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned cowboy, we’re always happy to help.

Comfortable

Our backcountry lodges and campsites are well-equipped.

Convenient

We’re the only outfitter based right in Banff townsite.

Best Price

You’ll find the best price when you book direct with us here.
Guaranteed!

WINTER SLEIGH RIDES & STAYS

Banff Sleigh Ride
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride

Spend some time in a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride through the mountain meadows. Our excursion begins at Warner
Dec-Mar
Throughout the day
Private Banff sleigh ride with sparkling wine with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Private Sleigh Ride

Our romantic sleigh ride package is perfect for just the two of you! Experience the romance of Banff in winter
Dec-Mar
Throughout the day
Snowshoers at Sundance Lodge in Banff, Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Ski and Stay Sundance Lodge

For those seeking a remote getaway from the norm, Sundance Lodge is the perfect retreat! 2nd night offer: Save 20%
Jan-Mar
2:00pm

Rent A Log Cabin

For a winter getaway your group won’t soon forget – the entire backcountry lodge to yourself. 2nd night offer: Save 20%
Jan-Mar
2:00pm

DEALS & PACKAGES

Tubing + Hotsprings + Sleigh Ride

Combo Package; slide down snowy slopes, soak in the mineral hot springs and snuggle up on a sleigh ride. Included: Tubing at
Dec-Mar
4+

Sleigh Ride + Hot Springs + Gondola

Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride, soak in the mineral hot springs and soar to a mountain summit. Included: Sleigh
Dec-Mar
All Ages

Grotto Canyon Icewalk + Sleigh Ride

Combo Package; chill with an ice walk into Grotto Canyon and then cuddle up on a snowy sleigh ride. Included:
Dec-Mar
8+

Ride Further

Horseback Vacations

Sundance Lodge Overnight - 1 Night

Want to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Banff on horseback, but don’t have a lot of time to do it
May-Oct
Saturday
Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Most Popular

Sundance Lodge Explorer - 2 Nights

Rugged mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife. And when the sun sets, you’ll be relaxing in pure backcountry comfort.
May-Oct
Monday
Elk Summit on the Stoney Creek Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Stoney Creek Campsite - 2 Nights

It is a rare experience these days to be able to completely disconnect from all of the distractions of life
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Canadian Rockies Horseback Rides with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Erling Strom Trail Lodge - 3 Nights

Ride through Alberta’s Wild West, tracing the paths that the early pioneers used while exploring these untamed forests. On this
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Take a Backcountry Day Ride to Cuthead Lake on the Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Cascade Valley Campsite - 5 Nights

Hop in the saddle and explore the deep, wild forests of Banff. Our experienced guides make this tent trip easy
Jun-Sep
Monday, Friday
Banff Horseback Pack Trips with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Halfway Lodge - 5 Nights

The ultimate backcountry trip, few folks ever get to experience a place like this. Sky-piercing mountains stretch out across the
Jun-Sep
Thursday, Sunday

The Experience

The trail you’re following twists through thick forests and sun-drenched meadows. But the entire time, your eyes stay glued to the white-tipped mountains rising high against a deep azure sky.  No matter what type of western-style adventure you’re looking for, Banff Trail Riders will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Banff horseback ride.

We’ve been helping travellers explore the wilderness on horseback since 1962. It’s a tradition we’re proud of. It’s also why we provide travellers with 17 unique Banff horseback riding trips to choose from. Go for a Banff horseback trail ride along the wildlife-rich shores of the Bow River for a few hours, take the family on an authentic cowboy cookout, or stay for a few nights at a comfortable lodge nestled in backcountry.

In the winter, enjoy a classic sleigh ride or take a gentle snowshoeing trip to our roomy Sundance Lodge.

So start exploring, get inspired, we’d love for you to ride with us

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From the Horses Mouth

Free Holiday Wagon Rides: 18 Nov – 9 Dec 2018

Banff Trail Riders is pleased to present a series of free weekend wagon rides from downtown Banff this holiday season. From November 18 to December 9, join us at the Trail Rider Store on Banff Avenue for a scenic wagon ride led by a friendly cowboy or cowgirl guide.

How to get to Sundance Lodge in Winter

Banff’s closest backcountry lodge is accessed by three unique ways in winter and the best part is all can be done with no previous experience! In this article we’ll give you the advice you need to know on routes to the lodge, three different winter methods of transporting yourself there, and a great backcountry map app to track progress via your smartphone.

Snuggle up with a Sleigh Ride

Cowboys and cowgirls have long had a culture that has captivated visitors to Banff National Park. The usual image of taming, trailblazing, and settling lands may somewhat be a thing of the past, but the welcoming and personable guides in western wear is very much the experience guests can expect

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