Journey into the heart of the Alberta Rocky Mountains with Banff Trail Riders! They’ve been guiding trail riders through remote trails in Canada’s first National Park for 50 years. Backcountry escapes take you and your fellow adventurers to alpine lakes, mountain passes, glacier fed rivers, and secluded lodges or tent camps. Leave behind the stresses of your everyday life and trade them for fresh mountain air, a good horse, and a trail that leads you to one spectacular view after another. Banff Trail Riders will take you to the perfect spots for once in a lifetime photos and viewing wildlife in its natural habitat.
Backcountry Trips of 2 to 6 days in length are available with accommodation in Lodges or Wilderness Tent Camps. Each trip features 4 - 6 hours of riding time each day and leisurely lunches on the trail. At the end of the day, ride into camp to the smell of mouth-watering dinners and scrumptious desserts. Evenings are spent around the campfire or woodstove with countless tales being told.
If you’re visiting Banff National Park and are looking for a day adventure, Banff Trail Riders also offers Trail Rides from 1 to 7 hours in length, and Wilderness Cookouts with a covered wagon option. Carriage Rides are also available that will take you on a scenic tour of the Banff Town Site.
Banff Trail Riders was featured on an Equitrekking TV episode on PBS and Horse & Country TV!
Banff Trail Riders offers a variety of horseback riding adventures from an hour long to 6 days spent in the backcountry of Banff National Park. All of our rides are guided by interpretive guides who are happy to share their knowledge of the park to all visitors.
During the winter months, hop on a sleigh for a scenic ride through the meadows around the Banff Town Site. If your looking for that extra bit of adventure, strap on some cross-country skis and journey out to the Sundance Lodge.
The lodge is also accessible by snowshoe or fat bike! It is available for over night stays that include all meals for your trip.
On our Wilderness Tent Trips you will be sleeping in spacious A-frame canvas tents with a raised platforms, which can comfortably fit two people. There is a large kitchen tent where all meals are prepared and many social evenings are spent. Clean outhouses and washbasins are available at each camp. No need to worry about midnight visitors at these camps- a 10,000-volt wildlife fence surrounds the camp and corrals.
On Backcountry Lodge Trips, you spend nights at Sundance Lodge and Halfway Lodge on our longer options. Sundance Lodge adds a touch of luxury to the pristine wilderness with indoor washrooms, a large country kitchen and a spacious living room. Bedrooms feature a double bed and a bunk bed and all the bedding is provided. Halfway Lodge is a true backcountry hut with a cozy interior, single beds, and outhouses. It also features a private, one-with-outdoor shower.
All the meals are included and are sure to fuel you for the day’s adventures in the fresh mountain air. Suppers are ranch style including soup, salad, meat, potatoes, veggies, bread and camp- cooked dessert! No one goes hungry on our trips! Breakfast and Supper are served at camp, and lunches are served on the trail. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions and allergies including vegetarian and gluten. Please let us know if there is anything specific at time of booking.
We ride into the backcountry of the Canadian Rocky Mountains; this allows our guests to get away from the hustle and bustle of Banff. After the trip is though, Banff is a great town to spend some time in! With tons of activities to partake in, you will never be bored. Visit the art galleries, museums and the theatre. Take time to enjoy the amazing food at the many local restaurants. As an added bonus, the Calgary Stampede is located only an hours drive away from Banff and runs every summer!