Horse Riding Holidays in Canada
The world’s second-largest country offers some epic horse riding holidays for adventurous riders seeking an unforgettable adventure. Deep in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, you can admire the milky-blue waters of the Bow River by joining a pack trip through the wilderness. Surrounded by forests, vertiginous peaks and glaciers, you’ll be riding in some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the world and staying in traditional mountain lodges deep within the national park.
On this trip you will follow the Erling Strom Trail, a path forged through the dense Banff forests by renowned explorer Erling Strom in the early 1900s.
Travel high into the wild mountains and valleys of the Canadian Rockies on this adventurous pack trip in the Banff National Park. This is a pack trip where you’ll travel from lodge to lodge with towering snow-capped mountains on three sides. Ideal for all levels of rider, however a good head for heights is necessary, the trail takes you up to over 8,000 ft for some truly spectacular views. A trail for adventurous riders who want to explore the wild-life filled mountains off the beaten track.
Banff National Park
Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town, alpine trails and abundant wildlife all come together in Banff National Park – Canada’s first national park and where this horse riding holiday is based. Although over three million visitors a year visit the park exploring on horseback means you will be travelling far from the most well-hiked trials so you can enjoy one of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery in relative seclusion. Our Candian pack trips can cater for all levels of rider from beginner to advanced so are a fantastic way to get off the beaten path regardless of your level of experience.
Wildlife and Nature
One of the highlights of a Canadian horse riding holiday is the opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. The Rocky Mountains are home to an astonishing array of mammals and birds. Most commonly seen are elk, bighorn sheep and deer, less frequently spotted are bear, mountain goats, coyotes, wolves and moose and rarer still are lynx, mountain lions (cougars) and wolverine. The birds that are often spotted are Clark’s Nutcrackers, Stellar Jays, ravens, falcons and white-tailed ptarmigan. Whether you are looking for adventurous horse riding in the breathtaking Canadian wilderness or you want to relax in a traditional mountain cabin and enjoy warm hospitality, Canada offers something for everyone.