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