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Canadian Rockies Trail Ride


Canadian Rockies Trail Ride
Alberta Canada

Come ride with Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies (T.R.C.R.) for an outdoor adventure that our previous riders have said will be “the best vacation of your life”™.

Few things say Western Canada more than heading out on horseback into the breathtaking and majestic Rocky Mountains! Say goodbye to the city and say hello to the most memorable “bucket list” adventure you’ll ever have. Enjoy mountain peaks and green valleys, crystal clear lakes and beautiful mountain trails that meander through the most spectacular country in the world.

After 92 years of leading beginners and seasoned riders from all over the world into our tremendous backcountry we know how to give you a dream vacation… and that “hidden gem” you been looking for? Well,…..you just found it!

This trip is run by a non-profit club of enthusiasts who enjoy taking new guests to explore these spectacular mountains with the comforts of home. Enjoy teepee and tent accommodations while savoring delicious homemade gourmet meals on these luxurious first-class, six-day, professionally guided getaway adventures. After a day on the trail, enjoy educational talks and live entertainment around a roaring campfire in our base-camp. (hot showers too!) Don’t know how to ride a horse? No worries…. If you like horses and are willing to learn, it will become second nature to you in no time.

Our horses travel at a walk and we take plenty of breaks during the day. We welcome experienced riders and beginners as well. We “gear ourselves” to folks who may ride a bit through the year, and really want to see this spectacular country in comfort without having to walk. Riding lessons are provided but we do suggest guests “brush up a bit” before their ride.

After an exhilarating day on the trail our guests return to our base camp where they are served four course gourmet meals, followed by live entertainment, educational talks, and music, before retiring in their own sleeping bags (on raised cots with mattresses) in Indian style teepees or tents. The camp is complete with hot water for washing, a hot shower, and dry toilets.

Subsequent days will find the riders exploring lakes, valleys, glaciers or mountain passes. The high, uninhabited valleys of the Rockies offer peace and contentment combined with the thrill of majestic visas. There is a sweep of majesty to this land, a towering grandeur and nobility of face, so powerful in its vast silence. This alpine land abounds in larch, spruce and fir trees, mountain animals and birds, meadows and parklands leading to the nearby snow capped peaks and ridges.

In this trip we use a unique style of camp that no other group or outfitter in Western Canada has. We set up our camp in July with volunteers and tear it down in late August, never leaving a trace. Our base camp will provide you with an amazing experience that you will never get anywhere else, and we go to a new area of the National Parks each summer. Riders come from around the world and you will meet people from all walks of life who share your joy of the wilderness. We supply all horses, western tack, great meals, and accommodation in our native Indian-style teepees or tents at Teepee Town. Families with young people are welcome to attend the rides with one or more of their parents (or grandparents – a frequent occurrence). All riders under of the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend that children be at least 8 years old and have some camping/horse experience. The total cost includes everything from a membership in the organization (as required by the Government of Alberta) and back country user fees, through to horses, accommodations and meals. Guests bring along their own sleeping gear, extra clothes and other personal necessities.

Riding experience of the members ranges from very little to years in the saddle. Dudes, absolute tenderfeet, who wouldn’t know which end the bridle goes on, are welcome to swing into the saddle and take to the high trails with the more experienced riders and guides. The riders travel by bus to the trailhead corral where they are met by cowboys and horses. Here the dudes are matched with a horse according to the information given on their application form. Each horse is a sure-footed, well broken animal, accustomed to the sometimes rocky terrain and tolerant of the greenest tenderfoot.

The history of the trail riders dates to 1923 when a group of 14 avid riders, who were camping and fishing along the Kootenay River, got together around a campfire and discussed the potential for a riding club. We haven’t missed a year since! Today, people from all over the world join the Trail Riders each summer. Many people come back year after year to renew acquaintances and make new friends.

JOIN US THIS SUMMER
as we explore for the very first time in 93 years, distinct trails in world renowned Waterton Lakes National Park, a World UNESCO Site.


Camping Ride with pack horses

Meeting: 7AM at Acclaim Hotel in Calgary
Airport: Calgary
Transfer: Acclaim Hotel
Riders: Min 6 riders
Max 18 riders

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    Canadian Rockies Trail Ride
    Tour Code: RTAB02
    6 days / 5 nights ~$2,081.00
    Dates : 6 day trip

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    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.
    CIntermediate
    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.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Basic
    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 Mix
    Pace: Slow, 4 to 6 hrs per day
    Walk, Trot,
    Airport: Calgary
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