What makes Sundance Lodge the perfect winter group getaway? Some might say that the key 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.

Meet Aardvark! This awesome appaloosa mule is both broke to ride and pack. He is a favourite among many and has quite the character! A lesson all of the new packers must learn when packing Aardvark is he loves food. He will eat anything you offer him. He not only

Meet Amigo! This little horse absolutely loves taking guests into the back country on our multi-day trips! He is a sure-footed and reliable horse that we can always count on to take our younger and more nervous guests down the trail. Amigo has been on every trail and to every

Meet Bart! Bart is trained to both ride and to pull carriages and sleighs. Bart used to work downtown Banff taking guests on carriage rides, but has decided to make a change and take guest around horseback to see the trails around Banff National Park. Bart is always full of

Meet Turnpike! This big, beautiful boy and his brother Trooper came to Banff Trail Riders in 2017. Turnpike is always eager to please and has a playful personality. He absolutely loves the water; splashing around in the river is his favourite activity. Anyone who gets the pleasure of riding this

Super Trooper! Trooper is a friendly fellow that enjoys taking guests into the backcountry on our multiday adventures. He came to Banff Trail Riders in 2017 with his brother Turnpike. Trooper has a huge heart and is always eager to please. Anyone who has the pleasure of riding this boy

Tater! This cute little paint pony will steel your heart! He enjoys lots of attention from his two-legged friends and is one of the first ones at the gate in the morning. This youngster is a recent addition to Banff Trail Riders and will be continuing his training as a

Meet Roper! Roper is one of our hard working mules that takes groceries, duffel and feed out to our most remote camps. Roper loves his job, and even cries out to his packer saying “you forgot me” if he is left behind at camp for a day off. He loves