Banff Trail Riders is pleased to present a series of free weekend wagon rides from downtown Banff this holiday season. From November 18 to December 9, join us at the Trail Rider Store on Banff Avenue for a scenic wagon ride led by a friendly cowboy or cowgirl guide.

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.

Cowboys and cowgirls have long had a culture that has captivated visitors to Banff National Park. The usual image of taming, trailblazing, and settling lands may somewhat be a thing of the past, but the welcoming and personable guides in western wear is very much the experience guests can expect

There are some truly breathtaking images that can be captured when you venture deep into the Banff backcountry on a horse. Rugged mountain scenery, lush wilderness and an authentic Old West atmosphere – all these elements offer fantastic fodder for photographs. We’ve collected some of the most enthralling pictures that

If you’ve never been on horseback before, you can feel a bit out of your element when you get up on the saddle for the first time. Suddenly you are high above the ground, astride a leather seat perched on a living, breathing animal. You’re not too sure how to

The Banff backcountry is simply stunning – the kind of natural beauty that makes you fall silent with awe. However, many people don’t venture deep into the wilderness. They don’t get to see the way the setting sun turns the mountain-tops to gold. They don’t experience the hushed reverence of

Banff Trail Riders offers a rare travel experience – they are one of the few outfitters in Canada to offer lodge-to-lodge horseback riding trips. And on these adventures, you ride horses deep into the wilderness and stay at remote lodges overnight. Lodges that are much more comfortable than tents, which

Why not take advantage of the weak Canadian Dollar and visit your northern neighbours this year? As I write this, one American dollar equals one Canadian dollar and thirty four cents. That means — if you’re spending U.S. dollars — you’ll get 34% more for your money when you travel to

When travellers rave about Banff backcountry trail rides, they often mention the beautiful scenery, the relaxing lodge and the hearty food. However, what really makes the horseback trip memorable is the interaction with the horses. “There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.” –

Discover why the Banff Backcountry is the best place to try horseback riding. Let’s face it, riding a horse for the first time can be pretty intimidating. After all, these hooved beasts are absolutely enormous!  And if you don’t know how to control the horse and have never been in