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 plump Cornish game hen matched with a side of fluffy mashed potatoes – all the food served during a Banff Trail Riders’ trip is prepared by professional chefs 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.

At our Sundance and Halfway Lodges

Even miles away from civilization, our backcountry chefs 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.

At our Campsites

These expeditions take you deep into the backcountry, where you’ll stay at well-equipped campsites featuring an on-site cook and other basic facilities. That way you can experience Banff National Park like a pioneer – without having to “rough it.”