Simple, secluded and incredibly pristine.

Staying at one of these campsites is the ultimate way to re-live the days of Banff’s original trail riders. But they also offer far more than just a spot to pitch a tent.

Both 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.

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 – that are all warmed before bed
  • Each campsite has seven A-frame canvas tents set on raised wooden platforms, six tents have two single cots and one family tent with four cots
  • Campsites have heated tarp tent showers, wash stations and meticulously cleaned outhouses
  • Campsites each 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
  • There is no internet/wifi available at the campsites
  • 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 travelers to three different camps:

Flints Camp

Surrounded by the limestone cliffs of summit ridges, the valley features alpine wildflower meadows and rockslides inhabited by marmots and pikas.

Stoney Creek

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

TENTING TRIPS

Afternoon Ride to Stoney Camp on the Stoney Creek Backcountry Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
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Mystic Valley Campsite - 2 Nights

It is a rare experience these days to be able to completely disconnect from all of the distractions of life
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Take a Backcountry Day Ride to Cuthead Lake on the Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
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Cascade Valley - 5 Nights

Hop in the saddle and explore the deep, wild forests of Banff. Our experienced guides make this tent trip easy
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