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Holiday on Horseback

Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Address: 132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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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Wagon Ride

The whole family went to Banff for a sleigh ride but due to weather changes the snow melted and we went for a wagon ride instead with a team of horses and and a real Canadian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Lynette A
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
12 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The whole family went to Banff for a sleigh ride but due to weather changes the snow melted and we went for a wagon ride instead with a team of horses and and a real Canadian Cowboy ! We traveled through Banff and were regaled with stories about the horses, about the origins of Banff (the town) and about life... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My husband and I were visiting Banff, and trying to find things we could do with our little guy! Groupon had a deal the day we were headed down, so we paid $30 for 2 adults to go on a wagon ride (regularly $65), so that was a good savings! You tour from the ranch, around town, by Bow River... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I bought the groupon for the sleigh ride and went with my husband and two young kids. Other sleigh rides we have been in the guides ring bells or tell stories about the horses or sing songs. Our guide just talked about the business aspect. Totally borring. Was also not impressed by the route. Just a 45 min figure 8... More 

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St. Johns, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This review is late.. but had to comment on the Evening horseback ride with the dinner. The ride was just enough for me... about an hour in and an hour back. The whole team put together a great steak dinner with activities while waiting.Mosquitos were out, so we had to spray with bug spray.. There were a lot of people... More 

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BanffHorseback, Owner at Holiday on Horseback, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We do appreciate your feedback and Im glad you enjoyed the ride. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

When we arrived at the stables the staff were friendly and pointed us in the direction of a barn to fill out our disclaimers and told us to help our selfs to hot chocolate which we did as it was very very cold day in december. Wrap up extra warm for this trip in the winter, full ski outfit, snoods... More 

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BanffHorseback, Owner at Holiday on Horseback, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Im glad you and your family enjoyed our Sleigh Rides. Happy New Year. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We reserved a ride for 7 on New Year's Day. We found staff to be in attentive in getting ready for ride. Unfortunately the weather was very cold. The group was called and everyone scrambled to get on the sleigh. Now the staff should have paid attention to who is with wich group and perhaps I wou have put the... More 

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BanffHorseback, Owner at Holiday on Horseback, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback given. I would like to give you and your group a positive experience please give us another opportunity to show you what we can do. I would be happy to provide you with a complimentary trip at a future date. Please contact me with your booking number and we can arrange... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was an amazing trip. The horses are super! The guide are very knowledgeable and very kind, the cook was 5 stars!!! I've ate so much, everything was so delicious! The lodge was to die for!!! The whole trip was peaceful and beautiful! I'd love to go for the 4 days one (done the 3 days). Highly recommend it!

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Owen Sound, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Myself and three friends spent five days and four nights traveling on horseback up to the allegheny pass at 9200 feet and back to Banff inAugust 2010. The scenery in Banff national park can't be beat! Spent the first night at the lodge where we were served excellent food and had a great time practicing our roping skills, non-existent for... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

its greate, fun & also challenging cause you experience a lot of thing just not for fun but also being wise & well general knowledge.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I booked a 3 hour ride, having no experience and being quite nervous. I travelled up for the day from Calgary and enjoyed a pleasurable walk through Banff to Holiday on Horseback. I was lucky enough to get a private ride through the forrest, with 1 guide who was lovely, knowledgable and make the tour so enjoyable. I definitely recommend... More 

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