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.
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.
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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.
Some might say that the key to a great group getaway is a place just to yourselves, activities for all ages, and might involve a good old’ guitar around the campfire.
Others are looking to sleep late in comfortable log beds, spend the day by the fire with a good book, and play intense card and board games into the night. But everyone can agree you need great food!
The connection with Erling Strom at Banff Trail Riders meet with curiosity and convenience. Both curious about what was out there to explore and show guests, and both keen to provide convenience for guests on trips.
There are some truly breathtaking images that can be captured when you venture deep into the Banff backcountry on a horse. Rugged mountain scenery, lush wilderness and an authentic Old West atmosphere – all these elements offer fantastic fodder for photographs. We’ve collected some of the most enthralling pictures that
Banff Trail Riders offers a rare travel experience – they are one of the few outfitters in Canada to offer lodge-to-lodge horseback riding trips. And on these adventures, you ride horses deep into the wilderness and stay at remote lodges overnight. Lodges that are much more comfortable than tents, which
When travellers rave about Banff backcountry trail rides, they often mention the beautiful scenery, the relaxing lodge and the hearty food. However, what really makes the horseback trip memorable is the interaction with the horses. “There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.” –
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.
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.