Banff Trail Riders- Canadian Rockies Pack Trips


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Banff Trail Riders
132 Banff Ave
Banff, AB T1L 1C1
tel: 800-661-8352 or 403-762-4551
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Journey into the heart of the Alberta Rocky Mountains with Banff Trail Riders and discover a side of the Canadian Rockies that you can only see on horseback! No matter what type of western-style adventure you’re looking for, Banff Trail Riders will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Banff Trail Riders offers a variety of horseback riding adventures from one hour rides to six days spent in the backcountry of Banff National Park. All of their rides are guided by interpretive guides who love sharing their knowledge of the park with visitors, and they’ve been guiding riders through remote trails in Canada’s first National Park for over 50 years.

Leave behind the stresses of your everyday life and trade them for fresh mountain air, a friendly horse, and trails that lead you to one spectacular view after another. Backcountry escapes take you and your fellow adventurers to alpine lakes, mountain passes, glacier fed rivers, and comfortable, secluded lodges or well-equipped campsites. Banff Trail Riders will take you to the perfect spots for spectacular photos and for viewing wildlife in their natural habitat.

Banff Trail Riders was featured on an Equitrekking TV episode on PBS and Horse & Country TV! 

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Banff Trail Riders

Banff Trail Riders, Canada- Save up to 30% off Last Minute Backcountry Vacations

Ride into Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada and save up to 30% on backcountry trips staying at comfortable lodges and campsites from May to October 2018.

Learn more or make a reservation by emailing Banff Trail Riders. See the full details on Banff's Trail Riders website. Call 800-661-8352.


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 backcountry lodge trips, you will sleep in the quintessential mountain log cabin, Sundance Lodge, and also Halfway Lodge on the longer rides. Sundance Lodge adds a touch of luxury to the pristine wilderness with hot showers, indoor washrooms, comfortable bedrooms with Egyptian cotton sheets, a large country kitchen and a spacious living room with cosy fireplace. Halfway Lodge is a true backcountry lodge with a cozy interior, single beds, and outhouses. It also features a private, one-with-the-outdoors shower.

On the wilderness tent trips you will be sleeping in spacious A-frame heated tents with single, double and family tents available. Each canvas tent sits on a raised wooden platform with comfortable camp cots ready for you and your sleeping bag.. There is a large kitchen tent where all meals are prepared and many social evenings are spent, and clean outhouses and washbasins are available at each camp. No need to worry about midnight visitors at these campsites - a 10,000-volt wildlife fence surrounds the camp and corrals.


All backcountry trips include a fully catered menu and are sure to fuel you for the day’s adventures in the fresh mountain air. Even miles from civilization their backcountry chefs prepare sophisticated, hearty meals from braised beef short ribs to grilled salmon. No one goes hungry on these trips! Breakfast and supper are served at the lodge or campsite, and lunches are enjoyed on the trail. Most dietary restrictions and allergies can be accommodated, including vegetarian and gluten intolerances. Please advise of any requests at the time of booking.

Area Attractions

After your horseback adventure is through, 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, and take time to enjoy the amazing food at the many local restaurants. As an added bonus, the Calgary Stampede is located only an hour’s drive away from Banff and runs every summer!


At a Glance

More than 50 years of leading guests on horseback adventures in Banff National Park.


In beautiful Banff National Park, the Canadian Rockies.


Calgary International Airport, a 1.5-hour drive from Banff.

Riding Style/Ability

Western Riding Style, all ability levels from from beginner to advanced.


Hourly rides begin in mid April and backcountry adventures start mid May. Our season continues through to early October.


The capacity varies depending on the ride. Large groups can be accommodated if booked in advance.


Hourly rides: $62 CAD ($50 USD) - $188 CAD ($150 USD) per person
Backcountry trips: $649 CAD ($519 USD) - $2,099 CAD ($1,679 USD) per person
* Prices are subject to change based on currency conversions.

Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Cash.

Travel Agents Accepted