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.

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.

Every November, Warner Stables transforms into a charming winter market venue for the Banff Christmas Market. The Banff Christmas Market is a weekend-long celebration of all things merry and bright, and the perfect way to shop for the holidays with the whole family.

If there are two things we know best, it’s a horseback riding in Banff and a good old fashioned cowboy bbq. We’ve combined both in a family friendly experience known as the Cowboy Cookout.

By far and large, some of our best horseback rides in Banff are the ones that cross the cool, glacial and spring-fed waters that flow through the Bow Valley. Banff Trail Riders offers two river crossing rides that take guests through one of the most beautiful parts of Banff National Park.

If there are two things Alberta knows best it’s cowboy culture, and steak. Renowned for its ‘Alberta Beef’, the province has made a name for itself with its award-winning beef …

Trotting beside the very river that has sculpted and shaped the Bow Valley since the last ice age is a powerful thing. This is the Banff Trail Riders’ Bow River Ride …

Love the idea of a horseback riding trip in Banff but you have no horse-riding experience? Don’t sweat it. While getting in the saddle for the first time can be a little nerve wracking, it’s not as difficult as you might think. It won’t take you long to get the hang of it and by the end of thee day, you’ll start to relax and enjoy the ride. Take a read through some important tips from horseback riding experts to keep in mind for your first backcountry trip.

The best way to camp in Banff’s backcountry is on a summer horseback tent trip where you can see the best of the off-the-grid, wild, and remote locations without sacrificing luxury. Camp in backcountry style with heated tents, an on-site chef and professional guides away from other campers, sounds, and cell service.