Trail Rides, Pack Trips, Custom Wilderness Trips
Breathe the clean, fresh air of the Rockies. Wake up to the smell of breakfast cooking and horse bells ringing. Ride up to a view of the mountains beyond, humbled and awed by the beauty that surrounds you. You will begin to feel that unique bond with your horse and the mountains that can’t be experienced in any other way.
Based out of Hinton, Alberta, the Lazy VU outfit offers pack trips into the Willmore Wilderness area north of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Well-rooted in the outfitting tradition, owner-operator John Groat carries the Lazy VU brand into a third generation. As a family, the Groats can lay claim to the fact that they were the first to settle and homestead in the area of Alberta’s present day capital city, Edmonton. The city’s main through-way, Groat Road, still heralds the family name.
The Lazy VU is now John’s brand and he and his wife Cindy carry on the family tradition. With 35 head of quality horses and the best in equipment and camp gear, they proudly offer to share a life they love with their guests. If you love the outdoors and enjoy a mode of transportation that you can talk to, a wilderness pack trip offers many treasured memories to carry with you. Whether it’s your first time or hundredth, you will be please with the professional friendly service that the Lazy VU has to offer.
Lazy VU provides all of the meals, a sleeping tent for accommodations, a cook tent for dining in, and all the horses. Trips range in length from 2 days to 2 weeks or longer. Whether you are travelling alone or in a group, a place can be found for you.
Advance booking is required.
John and Cindy Groat
Lazy VU Rocky Mountain Pack Trips Ltd.
P.O. Box 5030
Hinton, AB Canada