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.

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!

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

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