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.

Ever wondered where the Banff Trail Riders’ horses spend winter? It’s a pretty sweet gig – work six months of the year, then run free, eat, and hang with your buds for the rest of the year.

What makes Sundance Lodge the perfect winter group getaway? Some might say that the key 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 Rocky Mountains are gorgeous any time of year, but Banff is especially spectacular in the winter. Experience the best winter adventures including a backcountry lodge retreat, dogsledding and sleigh rides.

For those in search of an unique Canadian Rocky Mountain lodge experience, Banff Trail Riders gives you the option to rent out your own backcountry ski lodge cabin.