Enjoy a horseback riding adventure on the Continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia. While supplies are transported by horse-drawn wagon through the valleys, horseback riders are free to pick up the pace between passes. Camping out in the wilderness, this is one for adventurous equestrian adventurers who want to get off the beaten track and explore this wildlife-filled region... not only at a walk.
This equine pack trip vacation incorporates two of the most breathtaking high mountain rides, traveling across 3 major river basins. This horseback riding adventure has been developed to provide new and different riding opportunities for those who return to the Continental Divide regularly.
This equestrian adventure is designed for experienced and adventurous riders, on rugged trails with breathtaking scenery, and riding up to heights of 9,000ft (2,750m).
Riding in the same area as the Continental Divide Trail, this is for experienced horseback riders only who are happy to gallop while out on the trail, and explore routes that are home to elk, 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. Enjoy horsebackriding in the highest and wildest areas of the Alberta Rockies - not one for the faint-hearted!
Explore the backcountry of Banff National Park on this horseback riding vacation with comfortable lodge accommodation. Sure-footed horses take horseback 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 horseback vacation offers a combination of high mountains and grasslands, travelling through three iconic Alberta landscapes. The equine adventure starts just 1 hour from Calgary in the forested foothills of the Rocky Mountains.We then truck 350km to the vast grasslands in Southeastern Alberta to finish the horseback 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. This equine horseback holidaty is suitable for fit, adventurous riders with intermediate and above riding skills.
This equestrian pack trip is designed for adventurous horseback 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. Horseback riders will begin in the foothills of the Rockies and progress westwrd, deeper into the mountains. Pack horse free days allow for faster riding on some days.
Explore 3 awe-inspiring mountain valleys including the majestic Opal Range, separated by the Tombstone pass over 5-days of horseback riding. Camp in unspoilt locations surrounded by the vastness of nature and enjoy great food made on camp fires.
Much of the trail is done at a walk, with the occasional trot and canter were the terrain allows. However, we recommend intermediate or above riding ability as some of the terrain is tricky and requires good balance and control over the horse.
This horseback riding vacation is an immersive nature experience, travelling on horseback through the Canadian wilderness and exploring the fauna and flora living there. Learn the instincts and habits of an abundance of wildlife including bears, eagles, mountain goats, moose, cougars and wolves from the knowledgeable guides.
While on the trail, accommodation is in canvas tents out in the wilderness, this trip really gets horseback riders close to nature.
This horseback riding vacation is a rare chance to experience a remote wilderness, the westernmost of Canada's territories that borders Alaska. The area is inaccessible by car or plane, a world away from the usual day trips out of Whitehorse. On this 2-week equine pack trip, all supplies are taken on packhorses with only one resupply by float plane halfway through the trip. Read Louise Carpenter's account of this trip in the Telegraph Travel magazine.