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“Can scratch this off my bucket list” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Banff Trail Riders - Day Rides

Banff Trail Riders - Day Rides
132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada (Formerly Holiday on Horseback)
+1 403-762-4551
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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff
Ranked #17 of 29 Outdoor Activities in Banff
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Owner description: 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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“Can scratch this off my bucket list”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Being from the southeastern U.S., I never thought I'd be able to go on a sleigh ride. Now I've done it, but it was not a highlight of the trip like I thought it would be. That may be my fault for not knowing what to expect. We did a private sleigh ride for four couples in the evening. Our driver was pleasant and knowledgeable. If I had it to do over again, I might check into a different sleigh ride tour I heard about in the Lake Louise area.

Visited December 2013
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“Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My family enjoyed the sleigh ride. Its fun and very traditional of old Christmas times. The ride is about 40 minutes and if you are lucky like we were, you will get to see elk grazing on the meadows and coyotes walking in front in the sleigh. Highly recommended activity and fun.

Visited December 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Wonderful trail ride at the end of the season.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had lots of fun and the horses were beautiful. Our guide was knowledgable and clearly enjoyed her job. We had a small group, only 3 people, and it was great!

Visited October 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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“Amazing, loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We went on the 5 hour trail ride which was maybe a bit too long as our bums were very sore at the end of it, however we still absolutely loved it! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and chatty and we got to see some gorgeous views, including Bow River. The price was very reasonable and the horses lovely and well experienced. I would 100% recommend it, one of the best experiences of horse riding.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Professional Staff & Well Trained Horses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We really enjoyed our trail ride - it was just the two of us and our guide who happened to be from Australia. She was very competent and friendly. the trail around Cave and Basin and Bow River was beautiful. There were a couple of challenges going up a steep hill and then back down in the snow - but that all added to the adventure! The horses were calm and well trained. If you're going in the colder months make sure you have warm gloves. Would recommend without hesitation.

Visited April 2013
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