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 and there is limited selection of alcohol available to purchase
- For full details please see our detailed list on what to bring on a tent trip
We take travelers 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.