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Banff - Adventure Expeditions

Banff - Adventure Expeditions
Alberta Canada

Not being offered in 2011

The most challenging and rugged trips we offer in
Banff National Park are the Adventure Expedition rides, designed for the outdoor enthusiast. These horseback pack trips take you and fellow adventurers deep into the heart of Banff National Park. The cowboys will guide you through the best photographers haven that the Canadian Rockies have to offer - while the cook and packer will set up your camp for the night and prepare a feast that will surely fill you for the day's adventures. The horses, chosen especially to meet your needs and experience, will win you over with their charming personalities and amaze you with their abilities. A strong "partnership" is usually formed by ride's end.
The mountains are best viewed from the back of a horse. So leave behind the deadlines and schedules and trade them for fresh mountain air, a good horse and a trail that leads you to one spectacular view after another. Wildlife viewings are always a possibility as the grizzlies, black bears, elk, and deer roam freely throughout Banff National Park. New camps are established daily as the expedition penetrates further into the mountains. You will visit isolated areas of Banff National Park that few have an opportunity to experience, and travel mountain passes and valleys that are of unsurpassed beauty.
We are pleased to offer a number of exciting and educational interpretive trips each summer featuring leading authorities on wildlife, photography, mule-manship, and Banff National Park, as well as a bit of fun and history.

Camping Ride with pack horses
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Banff
Airport: Calgary
Transfer: Pick up: Banff at 8 AM - drop off at 4:30 PM
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 9 riders

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    Banff - Adventure Expeditions
    Tour Code: RTAB01
    6 days / 5 nights ~$1,825.00
    Dates : July to Sept

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Tack: Western
    Horses: Quarter Cross
    Pace: Slow

    Airport: Calgary
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