Travel Articles

Meet Your Host for the Banff Pack & Lodge Trips

  What’s your travel philosophy? Visiting Banff National Park is a beautiful experience.  But it’s even better from the back of a good horse. What’s your favorite part of your job? Guests may join us from around the world but spending even a day on horseback in these mountains creates a sense of camaraderie that seems to be a rare experience today.  These mountains and horses have a way of touching a person, reminding them to stop and smell the...

Mountain Equestrian Vacations

Horses are a great way to get off the beaten path and experience our natural world, especially in mountainous areas, where the terrain is sometimes best suited to horses. Exploring the mountains is sometimes challenging, but the rewards- the fresh air, beautiful surroundings and the fact that you get to ride there—are worth it! Mountain Riding Tip: Remember to dress or pack layers when riding in the mountains, as the weather can change quickly. For cooler weather rides,...

Alberta- Banff Pack Trip Video

It’s about a three-hour ride over varied terrain through Banff National Park to reach Mystic Camp. I’m riding Tumbleweed, a mountain-tough quarter horse whose trot is surprisingly smooth, for my Equitrekking Travel Pack Trip info Banff National Park. Barry, our guide, is riding his mule named Sharon Stone. He says she’s got a real attitude. She certainly doesn’t get along perfectly with my horse Tumbleweed, who whinnies and shakes every time Barry and I ride...

Alberta’s Canadian Rockies Equestrian Vacation

It might seem crazy, riding horses twenty miles into the mountains of Southwestern Alberta with a film crew and all their high definition equipment. Perhaps it’s a little nuts, but we were told that the loop around Sheep River Gorge in Alberta’s Canadian Rockies is spectacular, so we really wanted to capture it on film. Barring the hailstorm at the top, when those long Western duster rain jackets came in handy, the ride was amazing. We were out with husband and wife...

Alberta- Banff Pack Trip Adventure

The first day of our pack trip had been an eventful one. The three-hour ride to Mystic Camp was a mix of sun, rain and hail- yes hail in July! We were in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, exploring Banff National Park and filming a pack trip for a new episode of Equitrekking. In Banff, as in any mountainous area, layers are essential, because the weather changes quickly. We passed through deep forests, teeming with moss, both on the ground and hanging from the branches of tall spruce...