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Holiday on Horseback

132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
1 403 762 4551
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Ranked #13 of 37 activities in Banff
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Spokane, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a lot of fun on this ride. My daughter picked this ride because you get to ride the horses across the river (twice). We took the last ride of the day at 5:00 because you get an extended ride taking the horses back to the stables in another part of town. The ride ends up being about 1.5... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took the 3hr bow river trip, booked on the day. The staff were all helpful and up for a laugh and the horse were beautiful! With their help my wife, who had a bit of a fear of horse riding, had no problem in getting going and enjoyed the experience, even when the trails got a bit steep and... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband & I did the two hour Sundance Loop Ride which I would not recommend. There were a dozen riders from the experienced to inexperienced with 3 guides who shouted directions to us throughout the ride. There was no narrative describing the area just a ride along the Bow River then up Sulphur Mountain so the beauty of the... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

my family (2 young kids) were really looking forward to this event.. We arrived 15 min before the first ride in the am and were told we had to wait until the next ride as they had already started to prepare for the ride leaving in 15 minutes. We were ok with that but disappointed as they could have easily... More

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

I'm very sorry for your experience David. Can you please provide me with some specific information so I can investigate and better respond. What day did you visit? what ride were you supposed to do? how did you book? Do you remember who you spoke too? If you can provide me with this information it would be much appreciated so... More

Signal Mountain, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took a one hour ride where the horses crossed the river twice and up and down a few hills in the park. The horses are wonderful and gentle. The guides are great. My daughter is 13 and really enjoyed the ride and so did I. Our tour went around the Fairmont Hotel in Banff.

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This activity provided an amazing perspective of the mountains and Bow river in Banff. Our group was supervised by three guides, who were all experienced horse riders. One guide, Mayria (?) shared with us her knowledge of local history and geography, making the ride extra special and very interesting. None of us were experienced riders, however she made us feel... More

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Red Deer, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had the 3 hour steak fry. The guides were good, the horses were well behaved for the most part, the supper was excellent. This was a great way to cap a wonderful vacation.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

good time for a family outing. a few pointers - Port o potty had no place to wash hand. limitted naration on rides - very new guides. horses gentle and well trained. should have offered helmets and hand spray. Very generous lunch.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I chose to do the 2 hour Sundance Loop Ride on 26/06/14 and was really pleased to find that when I turned up for my ride at 4pm, that I was the only one. That meant I got a one-to-one with my allocated rider Kate D. From the minute Kate introduced herself, she put me at ease. I have never... More

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a fantastic experience! If you like to ride and have done it before, this is definitely a good adventure. If you aren't a regular rider, be prepared for some pain - it isn't a casual ride through the countryside. It is a rigorous trip that provides an amazing view of the countryside. We did the three day trip which... More

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