Jun-Sep
Season
Monday, Friday
Departs
Campsites
Lodging
6 Days
Duration
9+
Age

Hop in the saddle and explore the deep, wild forests of Banff.

Our experienced guides make this tent trip easy and comfortable, so you can relax and focus on the jaw-dropping scenery around you.

When night falls you’ll be warm and cosy as you curl up in your A-frame canvas tent, set on a raised wooden platform. Listen to the gentle hush of the forest as you fall asleep. In the morning you’ll have a wash stand with hot water for freshening up and a tasty meal prepared for you in the kitchen tent – the perfect fuel to give you energy for a day on the trail.

Plus, as you ride down the spectacular trails your guide will weave entertaining tales of the history of Canada’s rugged backcountry and what it was like to live and work in the great Canadian west. You’ll also learn about the diverse wild creatures that call this unspoiled mountain paradise home.

Included
  • 5x nights accommodation
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Day 1

Backcountry ride to Stoney Creek Campsite

The adventure begins at Warner Stables. (There’s free parking at the stables and it’s fine to leave your vehicle for the duration of the tour.)  We’ll hand out the slickers and saddle bags and you’ll be transported via van to the trailhead corral at Mount Norquay.

Once you’ve met your friendly guide and the trusty horse we’ve specially chosen for you, then you’ll mount up for the 13 mile ride through the stunning scenery of Elk Lake Summit. You’ll learn to “trust your horse” (a Banff Trail Riders catchphrase) as these sure-footed beasts carry you safely down even the most difficult backcountry trails.

You’ll pass through the cool, craggy peaks of Brewster Mountain and Cascade Mountain, then head down into Stoney Creek Camp (stopping for lunch at Elk Pass Summit along the way).

Day 2

Follow the Dormer Pass Trail to Stoney Creek Campsite

Today we will make our way along the Dormer Pass Trail, stopping for lunch in a scenic spot before heading back to the Stoney Creek Camp for the night.
Day 3

Ride to Flint's Park Campsite

Mount up in the fresh morning air and ride the 10 miles to Flint’s Park Camp, with a stop for lunch on the banks of Cascade River. This stunning camp is one of the highlights of the trip, with an open, grassy ridge providing sweeping views of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains. Due to the wide-open terrain, it’s likely you’ll spot some wild creatures wandering around. At night, take a moment to look up and notice how many more glittering stars you can see out here far from the city lights.
Day 4

Explore the area near Flint's Park Campsite

There are many beautiful points of interest accessible from Flint’s Park – including Block Mountain and Cuthead Viewpoint. Whether you are a hiker, photographer or fisherman this area has a lot to offer and your guide will recommend a trip suited to your interests.
Day 5

Free time to enjoy the backcountry

Today is a free day – it’s up to you how you want to spend your time. You could go on one of the many great hikes in the area, or just relax while listening to the birds and catching up on your reading. In the evening you’ll feast on a hearty meal cooked by the live-in camp chef.
Day 6

Return to Warner Stables

On the last day of your Rocky Mountain backcountry adventure, you’ll take the scenic 17 mile ride from Flint’s Park Camp to the Minnewanka Pack Station (with a lunch stop along the way where Stony Creek meets the Cascade River). The shuttle will be waiting to take you back to Warner Stables for approximately 5pm, where you’ll say goodbye to the new friends with whom you shared this unforgettable adventure into the wild.
Included
  • 5x nights accommodation
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
The six-day tour commences at 8:30am at the Warner Stables on Mondays and Fridays. The ride returns to the stables at 5pm on the sixth day.
The tour includes five nights accommodation (two nights at Stoney Camp and three nights at Flints Camp) and a fully catered menu.
Please meet at the Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
Please arrive at 8:30am on the morning of your tour.
A detailed list will be provided in your booking confirmation of all items that you should bring with you, but you can also take a look at the list of items here.
No experience is necessary and if you’ve never been riding before then we’ll be sure to pair you with the perfect horse so you can enjoy a comfortable ride. Our guides will also provide a brief riding instruction prior to the ride.
Each campsite has six A-frame canvas tents set on a raised wooden platform. Each tent has two single cots and a stove.

All camps are fully catered and include live-in cooks, who all love to show off their backcountry culinary skills. Gather inside the big kitchen tent to dine on succulent steak or chicken. There’s plenty of table space inside too, including room for card games when the sun goes down.

Each campsite is surrounded by an electric fence that keeps curious critters out and there are meticulously cleaned outhouses. Crystal clear water is supplied by nearby glacial streams, which is then filtered for drinking.

Daypacks, backpacks or other bags are not allowed, but your rain gear will travel with you on the horse and your guide will help you attach it to the saddle. If you would like to bring saddlebags please fill them with only those essential items that you would need during the day. Fanny packs (a small pack that ties around the waist) also work well. We have a limited supply of saddlebags for rent for $2/day, we recommend you reserve these when you make your reservation. These are available for pick up upon check-in (sorry, no earlier).
All backcountry trips are subject to a 30 day cancellation/change policy and no refunds will be given on any trip in progress. In case of unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend that all guests purchase travel, health, and cancellation insurance prior to their trip.
Gratuities are customary and very much appreciated.
Included
  • 5x nights accommodation
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
  • Rates are based on double occupancy and a single room supplement is available for an additional fee.
  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 9 years or over and a maximum of 250lbs.


  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
  • Children aged 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Riders must wear closed toed shoes – no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • All adult riders must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or guardian of any rider under the age of 18.
Included
  • 5x nights accommodation
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Fully Catered Menu
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
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