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Banff Trail Riders - Day Rides

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Address: 132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada (Formerly Holiday on Horseback)
Phone Number: +1 403-762-4551
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Description: Discover a side of Banff you can only see on horseback. Banff Trail...
Discover a side of Banff you can only see on horseback. Banff Trail Riders (previously Holiday on Horseback take you to places most travellers never experience. We offer hourly rides, backcountry lodge and tent pack trips, sleigh rides and more. Get an authentic old west adventure, even if you have never been on a horse before. We'll match you with a horse, guide and trip that just right for your level of riding experience.
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Beautiful ride; Great Guides; Gruff Management

We were a group of 7 from people in their 20's to 50's and 80 year old for a 3 hour tour. The trial along the Bow River was gorgeous. We loved our ride. Our guides were caring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Chuck M
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Sparta, New Jersey

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Kailua
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I took my two daughters on this ride while vacationing in Banff. The staff are excellent and make you feel very comfortable right away. The scenery along the ride is beautiful and the guide is very friendly. Definitely one of the top rides I've been on.

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Perth
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As a family of 4 with 2 young children 8 and 10 years, we arrived and were greeted with not too much enthusiasm by the girl in the booth. However we could not fault the stable staff and cowboys who escorted us and took extra care of our young son on a fairly large horse.The scenery was breathtaking, the trails... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had the pleasure of going on the 3 hour Sulpher Mountain ride. It was a fantastic afternoon, seeing the vistas and views of Banff National Park on horseback, including crossing the Spray River twice. My horse Ninja was calm and knew his job. He picked his way through some rocky, muddy and steep trails following the lead horse with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Was a perfect day for a horse ride ... bought this adventure through Groupon and it was totally worth it....however, now I want to book one of the over night packages as would love to see more up in those mountains. The only issue that I had were the guides, they really need to understand if their guests speak English... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Called and reserved a ride for the same day. Asked about pony ride for the youngest child in the family, and was told they have it in the location. When we got to the ride we were told that pony rides are not available at all, and that no pony ride was done or will be done all day. This... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were a group of 7 from people in their 20's to 50's and 80 year old for a 3 hour tour. The trial along the Bow River was gorgeous. We loved our ride. Our guides were caring and watched out that saddle rigging didn't come loose and helped inexperienced riders. We were on time at 915 for a 930... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Horseback in the mountains is breathtaking and even as a person who has been on a horse before this was thoroughly enjoyed. We did the steak ride and was entertained with horse shoe pit, trying to rope horns and a very tasty steak supper with all the fixings as well we were lucky enough to have guitar music. Both of... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We decided to take the ride as a last-minute idea. We did the one hour Spray River ride. It is a bit pricey at $54 per person, but everything in Banff is a lot higher that I think it should be. The experience didn't start out terrific. Initially the folks working at the stand where you start the ride were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

From the phone call to book our tour time to waiting on their bench for 2 hours and not even get a tour - DON'T DO IT! Horrible waste of time and extremely poor customer service. We had family from Toronto wanting to experience the mountains, we could have booked anywhere else but as we had been to Jasper and... More 

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BanffHorseback, Owner at Banff Trail Riders - Day Rides, responded to this review

Im sorry you had a poor experience. We obviously have a difference of opinion on the day. I find it quite hard to believe you would wait 2 hours when we have rides departing every half an hour. Please contact me with your booking reference and I would be happy to provide you with a credit to come again with... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you don't care about safety, if you don't value your life than Banff Trail Riders may be just the thing for you! I booked a ride with them and was looking forward to that. As soon as I arrived I was asked to sign a waiver and that's where Banff Trail Riders stopped caring. They were no longer accountable... More 

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BanffHorseback, Owner at Banff Trail Riders - Day Rides, responded to this review

Im sorry that you broke your Camera it was an unfortunate accident and as I already explained to you via email is not our fault. You mention trainees as if they are not experienced with horses. All our staff are very experienced with horses. Yes we do have new staff but that does not make them inexperienced. We have numerous... More 

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Address: 132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada (Formerly Holiday on Horseback)
Phone Number: +1 403-762-4551
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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