Here’s what else you should know:
- You’ll sleep in classic canvas wall tents – similar to the type used by Banff’s Old West trail riders
- The A-frame tents are warmed before bed and are located on raised wooden platforms with comfortable camp cots
- Each campsite has heated tarp tent showers, wash stations and meticulously cleaned outhouses
- Campsites have a large kitchen tent and are surrounded by an electric fence that keeps curious critters out
- Crystal clear water is supplied by nearby glacial streams, which is then filtered for drinking
- There is no cell service in the areas we ride to but there is radio communication in case of emergencies
- Kick up your feet next to the community fire pit and swap tales about the day’s ride
- All meals are included, there is limited wine and beer available to purchase for a reasonable price
- For full details please see our detailed list on what to bring on a tent trip
We take travellers to three different camps:
Surrounded by the limestone cliffs of summit ridges, the valley features alpine wildflower meadows and rockslides inhabited by marmots and pikas.
The craggy peaks of the Palliser Mountain Range provide a stunning backdrop at this wilderness camp. And when night falls, relax by the campfire while listening to the murmur of nearby Stoney Creek.
Mystic Valley (re-opening 2020)
This place is true to its name. The branches of old growth pine and spruce trees are draped in thick moss, giving the place a mystical – almost eerie – ambience. It’s set along the banks of 40 Mile Creek, which leads back towards Banff.