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.

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.

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

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

For those seeking an easy ski or snowshoe getaway, Sundance Lodge is the perfect retreat. Powered by solar power and kept warm by wood heat, this cozy lodge adds a touch of comfort to the backcountry ski trip. Located a gentle 16km cross country ski or snowshoe from the town of

Ride on horseback to see the most dazzling night skies. Imagine you’re looking up at a shimmering star-speckled sky. There’s a crackling fire in front of you, where half a dozen other campers — most of them wearing cowboy hats — are all chatting about the day’s ride into the

For those in search of an unique Canadian Rocky Mountain ski lodge cabin experience, Banff Trail Riders gives you the option to rent out your own backcountry ski lodge cabin.  Easy ski in or snowshoe access from Banff, hot showers and indoor washrooms make for a comfortable winter getaway. Enjoy