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Mystic Valley 3-Day Horseback Camping Adventure
Minimum age for participation - 9 years
Experience Banff National Park like a pioneer, without having to “rough it”. The 3-day / 2-night Mystic Valley Horseback Camping Adventure takes you deep into the backcountry, where you’ll stay at well-equipped campsites featuring an on-site cook and other basic facilities.
You’ve never camped in a place like this before!
On the Mystic Valley 3-Day Horseback Camping Adventure, as you ride along the trail, you’ll pass spruce trees draped in thick moss and old growth pine, giving the area a mystical feel. The entire way you’ll be treated to stunning, unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains.
This style of camping isn’t ‘roughing it.’ You’ll sleep in an A-frame canvas tent on a raised wooden platform and then freshen up at the wash stand (complete with hot water) when you wake up.
Your meals are all prepared by an on-site cook, which you’ll enjoy in a giant kitchen as you trade stories about your horseback adventures.
- A unique camping adventure made easy!
- Sleep in an A-frame canvas tent on a raised wooden platform.
- Tasty, hearty meals prepared by a live-in cook.
- Horseback riding at a walking pace to fully appreciate the incredible Rocky Mountain scenery and wildlife viewing.
All riders meet at Warner Stables at 8:30 a.m. to check in, before being transported by van to the trailhead corral at Mount Norquay. There you’ll meet your guides and horses, and mount up for the ride to Mystic Valley Camp where you will spend the night. On the way there will be a stop for lunch along 40 Mile Creek.
After a hearty ranch style breakfast, mount up for a stunning day ride to Mystic Lake and Mystic Pass stopping to enjoy lunch along the way. You’ll spend another full day on the trail with a lunch break at one of these spectacular vistas, and then return back to Mystic camp for the second night of your stay.
Pack up your bedroll and mount up once again for the leisurely horseback ride along 40 Mile Creek back to the Mount Norquay Corral. From here you will be driven back to Warner Stables to arrive at approximately 5pm.
Season: July to September, 2017 Will not be available beyond September 2017.
Departure day: Fridays
- 2 Nights accommodation
- 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches
- 3 days horseback riding (approx. 6 hrs. each day)
- Parks Canada backcountry fees
Need to know:
- Minimum age: 9 years.
- Maximum weight: 250 lbs.
- Children will not be paired with an adult - they must ride their own horse.
- Don’t forget your camera.
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience and something fun to do with wide open mountain views then the Mystic Valley 3-Day Horseback Camping Adventure is the ticket!
The experience takes place at Banff, Alberta. VIEW MAP
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