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6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback provided by Banff Trail Riders

6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback

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Recommended by 89% of travellers
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(Price varies by group size)
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from 6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback
All guest are required to wear a mask when checking in for their ride or when using the facilities.
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Backcountry Ride to Sundance Lodge
Day 2
Ride the Erling Strom Trail to...
Day 3
Climb Allenby Pass on horseback...
Day 4
Rest Time to Enjoy the Backcountry
Day 5
Follow Brewster Creek to...
Day 6
Return to Warner Stables
Important Information
Departure Point
Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Helmets (mandatory for riders under 18 years)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • National Park Entry Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Banff Trail Riders
  • Entry/Admission - Banff National Park
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 9 years. Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • Maximum weight is 230lbs.
  • Adult pricing applies to all riders.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all backcountry riders under 18 years of age.
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Adults must sign a waiver for all activities, and a waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any person under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Please dress appropriately as stated on your voucher.
  • There is no electricity, cell service or internet/wifi.
  • All passenger heights, weights, ages, dietary requirements and riding abilities must be advised at time of booking.
  • An understanding of basic English is required so that you can understand simple instructions from the guides.
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
JF & Amanda wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions
My spouse and I went on the 6 day lodge trip as part of our honeymoon. It was an amazing trip. It is truly the best way to experience the Canadian Rockies. The views are simply breathtaking. As beginner riders, we did have our share of aches and pains; however, it was so
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback
Responded 21 Sep 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review. We are pleased you enjoyed your vacation with us. We love sharing our little piece of paradise and hope to see you on the trails again in the future.
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Sheila B wrote a review Sep 2019
Arlington, Virginia124 contributions21 helpful votes
My 75 year old mother, a cousin, and I took the 6 day Halfway Lodge trip. I highly recommend it, and will do it again! The staff are hardworking, fun, and obviously love what they do. Made the trip even more special. If you want to see turquoise glacial rivers, eat amazing
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Joanne D wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
This was my first trip with BTR and the 6-day Halfway Lodge experience lived up to all the hype! I loved every minute of it. Being a beginner rider, I quickly felt comfortable with the horses and trusted them on all trails and types of terrain. Our guide Kayla was great -
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback
Responded 26 Sep 2019
You are very welcome its great that you could join us on our 6 day trip. It is a special place. We hope to see you again. Next time try one of our tent trips.
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jude730222 wrote a review Aug 2019
Calgary, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm just home again from the 6-day Halfway Lodge ride. This is my 3rd time riding with BTR. When we rode back on Friday afternoon, I would happily have turned around and gone right back to do it all over again. The organization, guides, cooks, packers, scenery, terrain, and
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback
Responded 26 Sep 2019
Thank you for your review and your business its great that you have ridden with us so many times. We look forward to welcoming you next time.
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Michelle G wrote a review Jul 2019
61 contributions17 helpful votes
I'm just home from the 6 day Halfway Lodge trip. WOW. It's not a trip I'll soon forget - that's for sure! We had a group of 7 women - 4 of us in our 50's and 3 daughters in their 20's. All of us have plenty of experience riding. We were matched up with awesome horses on the
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Date of experience: July 2019
3 Helpful votes
Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback
Responded 9 Jul 2019
Thank you for writing this review I think it is a great reference to this trip and I agree it is hard to express how great it is. Hope to see you on one of our tent trips next time. We will be sure to share Emily's recipe with the rest of the team. I need it myself :)
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Banff Trail Riders
Beyond Underwhelming
My girlfriend and i did the 2 hour Sundance tour, and we both strongly feel it was a rip off. People on walking tra
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Vittoria W
Will do it again
#horsebackbanff. We enjoyed our ride on Oct 5 and would recommend it to anyone who has this on their bucket list
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Great Experience
Awesome activity to do while in Banff! Great for anyone who is new to riding horses as they just walk the whole tra
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Did the 2 hour Sundance loop with my boyfriend and was pretty disappointed. We thought it would be a fun activity a
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Amazing experience! 100% would recommend
The ride was beautiful & the horses were 100% good boys . (Taylor & Tom tom) Our guide Hunter was so sweet and very
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Trail ride
A very enjoyable afternoon. The staff is competent and highly organized. The horses are well trained and safe for e
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Bullied my friend
We booked a one hour ride for four people, however they didnt even have enough horses for us. The staff was rude, h
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Called me fat
She looked at me and said we definitely don’t have a horse for you. She made me step on the scale and made a weird
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The most trash service ever. The 2 lady’s in the front were pure losers completely laughed at my buddy for being ov
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Disgusting Customer Service
Today was absolutely horrible! The staff right from the start were judgemental and rude. They embarrassed me by mak
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Nice trail ride
We did the 2 hour trail ride and really enjoyed it. Saw lots of great scenery along the way and the guides shared t
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Great first experience
We went on this tour in mid-August. Great first ride with our kids. Clear instructions, manageable trail, friendly
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so we are supposed to ride with them on saturday, sep 5 2020. the appointments at 10, and they tell ppl to come 30
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Most worthwhile
Riding astride a beautiful roan who responded with immediacy to my gentle moves, we moved along a well traveled tra
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This place is a scam. They do not inform you that you must arrive 30 minutes prior and if you are 1-5 mins late due
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Key Details
  • Banff Trail Riders, Banff National Park, and 4 more
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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