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6-Day Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip by Horseback provided by Banff Trail Riders

6-Day Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip by Horseback

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Backcountry Ride to Stoney Creek...
Day 2
Day Ride up the Dormer Pass Trail
Day 3
Ride to Flint's Park Campsite
Day 4
Explore the area near Flint's...
Day 5
Ride to Mystic Valley Camp
Day 6
Return to Warner Stables
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Important Information
Departure Point
Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • 5 nights of tent accommodation
  • Professional guide
  • Helmets (mandatory for riders under 18 years)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • National Park Entry Fee
  • 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. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child’s age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
  • 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 travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Sightseer594115 wrote a review Oct 2018
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Four of us did the six day trip this summer with our guide, Sarah. The experience was truly amazing; breathtaking views, bear and elk, newly found waterfalls. The food was incredibly good and plentiful (Mary and Grace are the Julia Child of the Rockies!). The wranglers (Dustin
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at 6-Day Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip by Horseback
Responded 29 Nov 2018
I really appreciate your review. It is a special place in the backcountry. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to the staff.
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hannahandchipper wrote a review Aug 2018
Columbus, Ohio2 contributions2 helpful votes
After an awesome 6 day Halfway Lodge trip last summer, I returned this summer with my daughter for the 6 day tent trip with Sarah as our wonderful guide again. She is so knowledgeable about the trails and area that we were in, awesome with the horses, and so much fun to spend
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at 6-Day Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip by Horseback
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team.
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Krystal C wrote a review Aug 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Such fun was had last year on the 6 day lodge trip, that a group of us returned to experience tent side with Sarah as our guide. This was her second year of guiding so she is very knowledgeable about the area, horses and how to make her guests feel comfortable. There were five
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Jennifer M wrote a review Jul 2018
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Sarah, Grace, Mary and Dustin (and the horses Shiloh, Noble, and Harley) helped shape incredible memories for my almost 13 year old daughter's special trip. Sarah, our kiwi guide told story after story about the park, Banff Trail Riders, her own experiences and made both my
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at 6-Day Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip by Horseback
Responded 1 Aug 2018
I appreciate you taking the time to write this review Jennifer. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to all the staff.
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Colm_Road_Tripper wrote a review Jul 2018
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great trip with some lovely horses (Pistol & Hershey), and had a fantastic guide Dustin, who was very knowledgeable and even lent some fleeces when it got cold! Would recommend this trip, you'll get to eat an insane amount of amazing food, chill out by a camp fire and
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at 6-Day Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip by Horseback
Responded 1 Aug 2018
Its my favourite ride we offer. Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you out on the trails again.
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Banff Trail Riders
JFLTravels
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Best way to experience the Canadian Rockies
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
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229DC
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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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chelzeac2020
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terrible
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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CheryleLF
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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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pseudo610
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DO NOT GO HERE
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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sharonfQ2117IE
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Superb experience
Booked the 1 hour ride for a family of 4. Jill was our leader and was exceptional guiding my 8 yr old daughter on h
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AtahanVancouver
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Good horse ride
Horse ride was fun but very slow & through a trail with not much to see. We never stopped to take photos and they
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Carol0553
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Perfect family activity!
This was fantastic! The guides were friendly, horses were gentle and easy to ride, the scenery was stunning. My s
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KimJoMo
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Memorable Staycation
This was the first experience some of my kids have had riding a horse and they loved it! The scenery is breath taki
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Keith H
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A fantastic tour
Our family booked the half hour wagon ride in Banff, and are really wishing we had done the full hour! What an amaz
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mango_mad
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Horsey love for Banff Trail Riders
Extremely professional group. Very organized, with wonderful horses. It would be hard not to have a good experience
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pipes
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Beautiful country
Great Ride Just wanted to comment on our recent 4 day ride up to Half Way Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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SquamishDaraB
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Highlight of Banff
Highly recommend this company! We had an amazing time with the two young ladies who were knowledgeable, profession
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nessa_gomz
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Really beautiful tour
We were a group of 6 and we did the 1 hour trail. The scenery was so beautiful and the horses are so HEALTHY it was
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annestinems
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1 hour ride with the boys.
Great staff. Beautiful horses. Perfect scenery. Would definitely do it again. Full of interesting information
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Key Details
  • Banff National Park, Banff National Park, and 4 more
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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