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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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Horseback riding with a steak lunch.. It was GRRRRREAT!!!

This was my 2nd visit. The guide was nice, the view of the mountains and the Bow River was breath taking. My horse was very calm and slow at times, which was okay with me. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Steen S
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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was my 2nd visit. The guide was nice, the view of the mountains and the Bow River was breath taking. My horse was very calm and slow at times, which was okay with me. The steak lunch was delicious!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My family took the three day backcountry tour to Sundance lodge. Although inexperienced " horse people", our guide, Court, our packer, Shannon, and chef, Steve, made the trip a memorable one. We experienced true back country riding, crossing streams, meadows, lunches creek side and hearty suppers at the lodge. The Lodge is beautifully located and was the location and the... More 

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Regina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Horse Riding in the Mountains can be exhilarating. And when you book with these guys, your experience is likely to be excellent.Punctual, experienced, and very helpful all along the trail, and the price was fair too.

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Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Myself, DD 8, and DS 13. We booked for 12:30, expecting to head on to next activity by 3, after the 2 hour ride. But the ride was an hour behind. I get that stuff happens, we were disappointed we weren't able to do what we had planned, and instead had to get back to Calgary. The ride started off... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I ride horses myself, just feel a bit sorry for the horses because they are a bit overworked (I guess). Had a good and safe ride because I was paired up with a tamed old horse. The herd was led by 2 cowgirls (one in front and another at the back), they are skilful riders but cannot gurantee mis-match of... More 

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

great activity for adults with preteen/teen kids to enjoy something out of the ordinary. The guides were great. The horses were (I thought) very patient, though they appeared hungry and kept wanting to snack on the surrounding vegetation. My arms got tired pulling the rains up to keep my horse's head up :)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We did the 1 hour Bow river ride, lovely horses, staff very helpful, went out early due to the heat, small group of 6 of us, more personnel, than a large group that turned up at 10.30 am, once we got back. The scenery is fantastic, and the Bow river is a sight to see, the water was topaz in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We arrived well ahead of scheduled ride, checked in and were asked to wait, after 45 minutes I approached the staff member who told me that he would go and find out what the delay was with our tour. Another 30 minutes elapsed, and myself and other customers then again approached the staff member, who did not apologise for the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We arrived early and left 90 minutes late due to staff shortage and rides running behind. Although staff were being stressed with the delays and unhappy guests, they were always willing to answer our questions and tried to get people out as quickly as possible. If I could recommend anything it would be to adjust how often the tours leave... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is the perfect ride to introduce you and your family to horseback riding. We did the 1 hour Spray River ride. This was long enough for us as riding a horse is work. The horses were extremely well behaved and the trail lead us to some great views. The ride started an hour late, but that gave us time... More 

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