Adventure Summary:Enjoy an exhilarating horseback pack trip with a bit of luxury through untamed wilderness and panoramic scenery. The horseback riding enthusiast will experience an unforgettable experience through the timbered ridges and mountain meadows of the Canadian Rockies. For families who are looking to have a touch of back-country luxury, Sundance Lodge provides just the right combination. Days are spent riding and exploring on horseback, while evenings are spent in the cozy lodges. Meals are always an event and the cooks ensure you are well fuelled for the day's adventures.
Type of Adventure:
A Little Bit Adventurous
From Age 8
3 days / 2 nights
Where is it?
The trip departs from Banff, Alberta
Departs Monday & Thursday
Accommodation is at Sundance Lodge, a backcountry lodge that sits alongside a gentle curve on Brewster Creek, with the Sundance Mountain range as a backdrop. Built entirely with pine logs, the lodge has 10 sleeping rooms, with 3 beds in each room; rooms are designated on a ‘choose your own’ basis. The lodge also has a large country kitchen, and a cozy living room area where you can curl up by the woodstove and lose yourself in a good book. And although it is a remote backcountry lodge, there are hot showers! (Please note that, for environmental reasons, showers are restricted to one per stay.)
Package Includes: • Transportation from Banff to Mount Norquay Stables • Accommodation at back country lodges • Meals from lunch on day one to lunch on last day • Horse and riding tackle • Guides Not Included: • Alcoholic beverages and snack food • Sleeping Bags may be rented at a charge
Day 1 Banff to Warner Stables This morning depart Banff by van to Warner Stables. There you are met by your guides and horses and mount up for the ten mile ride to Banff Sundance Lodge via the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, Healy and Brewster Creeks. Day 2 Backcountry Trail Riding The adventure continues the next day with a day ride up the Brewster Creek Trail. The group spends lunch on the banks of the Brewster Creek; the ride home may take guests through the weaving river trail or the historic Strom pack trail with the rugged Sundance Range dominating the eastern horizon Day 3 Backcountry Trail Riding & Return to Banff Guests say good-bye to Sundance Lodge and mount up for a leisurely ten-mile ride from Sundance to Warner Stables with a lunch stop on the banks of Healy Creek, arriving at approximately 4:30 p.m. Each of the trips includes approx. 5 - 6 hours of riding each day. Ride for approx. 2 ½ to 3 hours in the morning, stop for lunch on the trail and ride another 2 ½ to 3 hours in the afternoon. The rides are all done at a walk in order to take full advantage of the scenery and wildlife viewing. Meals are always an event and the cooks ensure you are well fuelled for the day’s adventures.