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.