Some folks say that everything tastes better when it’s cooked out in the backcountry.

We tend to agree.

From juicy steaks grilled over a campfire to grilled salmon served with freshly roasted vegetables – all the food served during a Banff Trail Riders’ trip is prepared by talented cooks who are masters of backcountry cuisine.

Here’s a quick look at what we offer:

On our Cowboy Cookouts

Here’s a taste of the authentic Old West: dig into a juicy AAA Alberta steak paired with home-made baked beans, baked potatoes and other fixings. Somehow, the mountain vistas make this meal taste even more delicious.

Dietary requests

Please note that our establishment is located in a remote backcountry area. Due to our unique location, our kitchen operates with limited resources. We are unable to accommodate requests beyond our set menus (steak dinner or vegetarian dinner).

At our Sundance and Halfway Lodges

Even miles away from civilization, our backcountry cooks are able to prepare some surprisingly sophisticated meals. Large, well-equipped kitchens and talented cooks are key to the great food at both our Sundance Lodge and Halfway Lodge.

You can savour everything from braised beef short ribs to Crème Brulee Cheesecake. And in the winter, we add new items to the menu at Sundance Lodge designed to keep you warm and toasty, like fondue or butternut squash ravioli. It’s rustic comfort food taken to a whole new level. There is also a limited selection of alcohol available to purchase at both lodges.

Dietary requests

Our establishment is located in a remote backcountry area. Due to our unique location, our kitchen operates with limited resources. We are unable to accommodate requests beyond our set menus. Menu Options: Backcountry Deluxe Menu, Vegetarian Menu, Vegan Menu (additional cost), Gluten Free Menu (additional cost)

*Please note that our kitchen contains common allergens, including but not limited to: dairy, wheat, soy, sesame, mustards, garlic, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and egg products.