Let us set the scene for you…

You’re sitting a few feet away from a crackling campfire, chatting with fellow riders and relaxing after a giant supper. The peppery scent of grilled steak still hangs in the air.

As the last few rays of sunlight slip behind the mountains, a couple of cowboys carrying guitars head over to the fire pit. One of them is carrying a weathered old song book.

And then, before you know it, you’re wiling away the evening listening to old-fashioned country tunes while looking up at a star-dotted sky.

This is a pretty common night in the backcountry with Banff Trail Riders. It doesn’t matter which cozy backcountry lodge you’re staying at, our staff will make sure you’ll have just as much fun off the trail as you do on it.

Sundance Lodge

Relax by the fireplace at Sundance Lodge

This 10-room log cabin shows just how comfortable a backcountry lodge can be. Heated showers, a giant kitchen and room for up to 34 people make the Sundance Lodge a great spot to relax in both summer and winter.

Halfway Lodge

Stay in rustic comfort at log cabin Halfway Lodge on a backcountry vacation

A little more rustic and a lot more remote than Sundance Lodge, Halfway Lodge is the type of place where cowboys swap stories by the fire. This 4-bedroom building dates back to the 1920s – and it has quite the fascinating past.