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Horseback Vacation Packages – Canada Dude Ranch Vacations

If you have been dreaming about experiencing a true Horseback Vacation Package in the backcountry at The Outpost, we have a variety of Bring Your Own Horse Holidays to choose from.  We look forward to seeing you and your horse this spring, summer or fall!

Outpost Escape 3-5 days
You, your horse, a guide and wagon transport for all your stuff!
No brainer! No fuss!

  • Cozy cabin accommodation for you…your horse sleeps under the stars in our sheltered tie stall barn!
  • All gourmet ranch style meals beginning with dinner on day 1 and ending with lunch to go on the last day
  • Guided full day ride from The Outpost to explore Banff National Park on day 2 of a 3 day package, and day 2 and 3 of a 4 day package and day 2, 3 and 4 of a 5 day package
  • Transport of your duffel etc. from the Bighorn to The Outpost and return
  • Daily activities at The Outpost i.e. explore the trails on foot, take a hot shower, relax in the new hot tub, toss some horseshoes, or curl up with a good book and a great cup of coffee

July, August  2024

  • 3 Day – $1600
  • 4 Day – $2140
  • 5 Day – $2600

Tuesday arrivals for 3 day. Friday or Saturday late afternoon or early evening arrivals for 4 and 5 day. We may be able to accommodate other arrival days.

Prices quoted are per person in Canadian dollars and based on one horse per person. Taxes additional.

For groups of 10 or more, we will offer a 5% discount per person.  Group discount policy will apply.  Please see Policies.

Guide service is provided on day of departure only. Maps of trails from the Bighorn to The Outpost can be downloaded from http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/cheval-horse/YaHaTinda/b.aspx . On the days a guide is provided, our guide is hired to navigate the trails in a safe manner, pack a lunch and first aid equipment, and to provide interpretive information about Banff National Park. You are responsible for your horse’s care, behaviour, and trail comfort. As a rule, one guide is assigned to one group of riders whose horses are accustomed to riding together. In the interest of safety to our animals, our staff and our guests, we do not mix groups of riders.

We supply the hay.  We have 1 box stall and 12 tie stalls (sheltered) available for your use.  They are separate from our pens and water tanks. Butt ropes are provided in each tie stall, and they are mandatory.  Please bring your own halter and shank so that you may tie your horse. Your horse should have experience being tied in a tie stall as well as eating from a manger (head down) while tied, before booking a stay with us.  Your horse needs to be tied long enough so that they can eat, but not too long that they can get a foot over.  If a horse does pull back tying them correctly will ensure that they will connect with the butt bar before they reach the end of the rope, making it more likely that they will step forward for the release without incident. Please note that we do not permit feeding on the ground outside of their stalls. Grazing is not permitted on our property. Each person is responsible for watering their horse.  One separate water tank is available for tie stall boarders (cleaned and disinfected prior to use) or if you prefer you can water your horse in the river, just 20 feet from the tie stalls.  You are responsible for removing manure daily with the wheelbarrows and rakes provided. We suggest picking up the manure before backing your horse out of the stall, to minimize the manure being pounded into the dirt.

Riders must have proof of liability insurance covering horse related activities.  Download Waiver >>

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