Ride the Continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia while supplies are transported by horse-drawn wagon through the valleys, leaving the riders free to pick up the pace between passes. Camping out in the wilderness, this is one for adventurous riders who want to get off the beaten track and explore this wildlife-filled region and not only at a walk.
This pack trip incorporates two of the most breathtaking high mountain rides travelling across 3 major river basins and has been developed to provide new and different riding opportunities for those who return to ride the Continental Divide year on year.
For experienced and adventurous riders on rugged trails with breathtaking scenery riding up to heights of 9,000ft (2,750m).
Riding in the same area as the Continental Divide Trail, this is for experienced riders only who are happy to gallop while out on the trail, and explore routes that are home to elk and big horn sheep, and little else. A team and wagon is used to set up one camp, then a truck takes the horses and riders to different areas during the trip to expedite the jump from one mountain area to another. Ride the highest and wildest areas of the Alberta Rockies - not one for the faint-hearted!
Experience Canada's wild west on this working guest ranch at the foot of the Coast Mountains in western Canada. Relax and get away from modern life in this uninhabited landscape, riding out in small groups aboard quality horses. There are plenty of activities to keep non-riders busy. This destination offers the tranquility of a remote location, comfortable accommodation and riding for all levels.
This relaxed working cattle-guest ranch in Saskatchewan has plenty to explore. Experience the cowboy way of life under the endless sky of the Canadian prairies and overnight in simple log cabins with en-suite rooms. Relax in the hot tub after each day.
Explore the backcountry of Banff National Park on this horse riding holiday with comfortable lodge accommodation. Sure-footed horses take riders of any level through the wilderness around Bow River and up in to the mountains, with gourmet food, a crackling fire and comfortable beds each night.
This trip offers a combination of high mountains and grasslands travelling through three iconic Alberta landscapes. Just a 1hr drive from Calgary, the ride starts in the forested foothills of the Rocky Mountains.Then truck 350km to the vast grasslands in Southeastern Alberta to finish riding on the high plateau of the Cypress Hills near the Saskatchewan border.
Camping under the stars is interspersed with 4 lodge nights, allowing a hot shower and a comfortable night’s sleep every few days. We recommend intermediate and above riders, as it is designed for fit, adventurous riders.
Experience Alberta in all its autumn glory just an hours drive from Calgary. Unlike pack trips, this ranch-based vacation provides comfortable accommodation to come home to each evening, making this trip particularly special. Breakfast and dinner are served in the guesthouse, while lunches are held on the trail as a picnic. Riders will need good riding fitness and be comfortable at a walk, trot and canter to fully enjoy this trip.
This is a ranch-based trip staying at two locations, one on each side of the Continental Divide. Start the week riding through the stunning Kannanaskis Country of Alberta and then load the horses in the trailer and drive to British Columbia for the last few days of riding through the larch forests. For intermediate riders onwards with the opportunity for faster riding were the terrain permits.
This pack trip is designed for adventurous riders who are up to the challenge of covering between 170 and 200 km of rugged mountain trails in Kananaskis Country and camping out in 4 different mountain wilderness locations. Riders will begin in the foothills of the Rockies and progress westwards, deeper into the mountains, pack-horse free days allow a faster pace on some days.