What Type of Cowboy Are You?
Take a backcountry day ride on a backcountry tent trip

With more than a dozen different vacation packages and day rides available, Banff Trail Riders has a trip for every type of rider.

With 300 horses, Banff Trail Riders has been operating since the 1960s and is the largest outfitter in Western Canada. With year round operations, Banff is the perfect place for a summer trail ride or backcountry vacation, or a winter sleigh ride.

Warner Stables, Banff Horseback Rides

With 300 horses, Banff Trail Riders has been operating since the 1960s and is the largest outfitter in Western Canada. With year round operations, Banff is the perfect place for a summer trail ride or backcountry vacation, or a winter sleigh ride. Which horseback adventure will you pick?

Explore the Backcountry in Comfort

Stay at comfortable and cozy Sundance Lodge on a horseback trip with Banff Trail Riders

Consider a multi-day lodge vacation!

You get to travel on horseback along a historic pack trail that winds through the craggy Sundance Range, venturing to places most Banff visitors never get to see. At the end of each vista-filled day, you can unwind at a comfortable backcountry lodge.

Trip duration: 1-5 nights, depending on the package

Lodge Vacations are perfect for:

  • Those with at least basic horseback riding experience
  • People who love the outdoors – but want to spend evenings in rustic comfort

“The views were spectacular as we went up the mountains, through forestry where we were the only 3 people for miles around”.

Banff's Best Horseback Lodge Vacations

Sundance Lodge Overnight - 1 Night

Want to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Banff on horseback, but don’t have a lot of time to do it
2 Days
Saturday
Family Horseback Rides in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Family Western 2 Nights

Escape city living and show your family the western spirit in Banff's backcountry. This adventure takes you along the glacier-fed
3 Days
Monday
Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Most Popular

Sundance Lodge Explorer - 2 Nights

Rugged mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife. And when the sun sets, you’ll be relaxing in pure backcountry comfort.
3 Days
Monday
Limited Space

Wilder Ways 3 Nights

Calling all cowgirls - embrace your pioneering spirit. On this trip you will follow the Erling Strom Trail, a path
4 Days
Wednesday
Canadian Rockies Horseback Rides with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Erling Strom Trail Lodge - 3 Nights

Ride through Alberta’s Wild West, tracing the paths that the early pioneers used while exploring these untamed forests. On this
4 Days
Wednesday
Ride to Halfway Lodge from Allenby Pass with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Wilder Ways 5 Nights

Rustle up your BFF's ladies, this trip is for cowgirls only. Embrace the pioneering spirit of the West as the
6 Days
Sunday
Ride to Allenby Pass summit with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Halfway Lodge - 5 Nights

The ultimate backcountry trip, few folks ever get to experience a place like this. Sky-piercing mountains stretch out across the
6 Days
Thursday, Sunday
Snowshoers at Sundance Lodge in Banff, Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Ski and Stay Sundance Lodge

For those seeking a remote getaway from the norm, Sundance Lodge is the perfect retreat! Powered by solar power and
Overnight
5+

Rent A Log Cabin

For a winter getaway your group won’t soon forget – the entire backcountry lodge to yourself. Sundance Lodge offers backcountry
Overnight
All Ages

Experience a True Wilderness Adventure

Enjoy a Coffee at Stoney Camp on the Stoney Creek Backcountry Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies

Have a look at our wilderness tent trips!

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.”

Trip duration: 2-5 nights, depending on the package

Wilderness Tenting Trips are perfect for:

  • Experienced riders who enjoy technical terrain
  • Travellers who want to connect with the outdoors

Banff's Best Horseback Tent Vacations

Afternoon Ride to Stoney Camp on the Stoney Creek Backcountry Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Mystic Valley Campsite - 2 Nights

It is a rare experience these days to be able to completely disconnect from all of the distractions of life
3 Days
Wednesday
Take a Backcountry Day Ride to Cuthead Lake on the Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Cascade Valley - 5 Nights

Hop in the saddle and explore the deep, wild forests of Banff. Our experienced guides make this tent trip easy
6 Days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Ride Just For a Few Hours

Ride along the Bow River on the Bow River Ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies

Check out our hourly trail rides!

From a covered wagon trip that ends with a steak cookout to a half-day journey climbing Sulphur Mountain, Banff Trail Riders has lots of different tours to choose from.

Trip duration: 1-3 hours, depending on the trip

Hourly Rides are perfect for:

  • Young children, families or anyone who wants to try horseback riding
  • Travelers who would rather ride in a wagon than on horseback

Banff's Best Horseback Trail Rides

Take a guided horseback ride along the Bow River with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Bow River Ride - 1 Hr

Treat yourself to a relaxing one-hour ride that takes you past some of the most awe-evoking scenery in Banff National
Throughout the day
1 Hour
Horseback ride through the Spray River with Banff Trail Riders

Spray River Ride - 1 Hr

Cross a tranquil river on horseback and then admire an enchanting Rocky Mountain waterfall. The one-hour Spray River Horseback Ride
Throughout the day
1 Hour

Sundance Loop Ride - 2 Hrs

This wilderness adventure offers riders the perfect opportunity to relax and reconnect with nature – in true western form. You’ll
9:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
2 Hours

Horseback + Gondola + Lake Cruise

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and cruise on Banff's largest lake. 
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Jun-Oct
Follow your guide on a scenic Bow River horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Bow Valley Loop Ride - 3 Hrs

This thrilling three-hour journey might get you up close and personal with some of the most unique wildlife in Banff. Explore
10:30am, 1:30pm
3 Hours
Spray River horseback trail ride with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Sulphur Mountain Ride - 4 Hrs

It’s hard to believe how much spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery is packed into this four-hour excursion. You'll ride two thirds
12:30pm
4 Hours
Horseback Ride to a Cowboy Steak Cookout with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Ride with BBQ Cookout

Get a taste of the mountain air with a horseback ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, to
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
Wagon Ride on the Cowboy Cookout in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Wagon Ride with BBQ Cookout

Take a relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River. Re-join the horseback riders in the group for an authentic cowboy
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
Pony Rides in Banff

Pony Rides

Do your kids dream of being a cowboy for a day? Do they have a fascination with horses? Kids between
Throughout the day
15 Mins

Visit Banff in the Winter

Banff Trail Riders Public Sleigh Ride

Have a look at all the winter activities we offer, including sleigh rides and cross-country skiing to the Sundance Lodge.

Banff's Best Winter Activities

Banff Sleigh Ride
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride

Spend some time in a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride through Banff's mountain meadows. Our excursion begins at Warner
Throughout the day
40 Mins
See iconic mountains on a cozy private sleigh ride for two
Limited Space

Private Sleigh Ride

Our romantic sleigh ride package is perfect for just the two of you!   Experience the romance of Banff in
Throughout the day
40 Mins
Snowshoers at Sundance Lodge in Banff, Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Ski and Stay Sundance Lodge

For those seeking a remote getaway from the norm, Sundance Lodge is the perfect retreat! Powered by solar power and
Overnight
5+

Rent A Log Cabin

For a winter getaway your group won’t soon forget – the entire backcountry lodge to yourself. Sundance Lodge offers backcountry
Overnight
All Ages

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