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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff provided by Banff Trail Riders

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff
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Experience the beauty of winter in Banff on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through peaceful, snow-covered meadows. Along the way, enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains as a driver entertains you with stories and details about your surroundings. While hiking and other tours can be restricted by snow, a sleigh is the perfect way to see the area in the winter.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enter a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride through Banff
  • Family members of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy nature together
  • Chat with your neighbors and the driver throughout the ride
What to expect
  • Find your way to the Warner Stables in Banff for your sleigh ride through the Canadian Rockies.  Climb up into the traditional horse-drawn sleigh with your party and snuggle up as you take in the views. See the horses' steamy breath rise in clouds as you set out into the snow-covered landscape.  Glide through the pristine meadows for 40 minutes, admiring stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding valley. Look out for local wildlife and snap photos as you travel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enter a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride through Banff
  • Family members of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy nature together
  • Chat with your neighbors and the driver throughout the ride
What to expect
  • Find your way to the Warner Stables in Banff for your sleigh ride through the Canadian Rockies.  Climb up into the traditional horse-drawn sleigh with your party and snuggle up as you take in the views. See the horses' steamy breath rise in clouds as you set out into the snow-covered landscape.  Glide through the pristine meadows for 40 minutes, admiring stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding valley. Look out for local wildlife and snap photos as you travel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12217SLEIGH
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 40-minute sleigh ride
  • Friendly driver
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Marshmallows are available for purchase onsite
  • Entry/Admission - Banff National Park
Duration
40m
Departure details
  • Banff Trail Riders - Stables, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada Please meet at Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please follow the sleigh ride signs to check in for your ride at the office in the west barn. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There are no age restrictions for this tour and children 3 years and under are free. However, children 3 years and under are not guaranteed a seat (they may have to sit on your lap).
  • Sleigh rides are weather dependent, and may not operate in certain conditions (eg: -35C).
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any rider under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
  • Any minors under 18 years who are not accompanied by an adult must present a pre-signed waiver to go on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Each row in the sleigh will be exclusive to a booking. Each row can hold a maximum of 4 guests. Bookings of more than 4 guests will need to be divided into more than one booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of two participants are required to make a booking.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Inclusions
  • 40-minute sleigh ride
  • Friendly driver
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Marshmallows are available for purchase onsite
  • Entry/Admission - Banff National Park
Departure details
  • Banff Trail Riders - Stables, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada Please meet at Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please follow the sleigh ride signs to check in for your ride at the office in the west barn. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
Duration
40m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There are no age restrictions for this tour and children 3 years and under are free. However, children 3 years and under are not guaranteed a seat (they may have to sit on your lap).
  • Sleigh rides are weather dependent, and may not operate in certain conditions (eg: -35C).
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any rider under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
  • Any minors under 18 years who are not accompanied by an adult must present a pre-signed waiver to go on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Each row in the sleigh will be exclusive to a booking. Each row can hold a maximum of 4 guests. Bookings of more than 4 guests will need to be divided into more than one booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of two participants are required to make a booking.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
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Last updated: Nov 13, 2020
A note from Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff
Each row in the sleigh will be exclusive to a booking. Each row can hold a maximum of 4 guests. Bookings of more than 4 guests will need to be divided into more than one booking. Masks are required for the duration of the sleigh ride.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Banff Trail Riders - Stables
    100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada
    Please meet at Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please follow the sleigh ride signs to check in for your ride at the office in the west barn. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
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    Banff National Park
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    Your winter sleigh ride departs from Warner Stables in Banff. After hopping in the horse-drawn carriage with your family or friends, your friendly driver will take the reins and lead you along snow-covered meadows. On your 40-minute ride, soak in amazing views of the valley and Canadian Rockies, watching for wildlife as you glide along the snow. You’ll be provided with wool blankets to make your riding experience comfortable and warm.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
16 reviews
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ana b
Calgary, Canada27 contributions
Very disappointing
Jan 2021 • Family
I am disappointed! I bought a private sleigh tour to spend my bday celebration with family and I pictured a perfect day with a chariot and 4 of us enjoying the ride. When I got there they put us in a big chunky public sleigh and we had to sit all separated . When inquired about what I paid for and what I got , they say it is still a private ride as just it was the 4 of us in the ride. Very disappointing and unfortunately not worthy the money you pay for a private ride. The only good thing was the rider, very attentive and helpful.
Written January 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Thanks for your review, Im sorry that you did not feel like you received value for money. We have been working really hard to create products that we can run given the Covid restrictions. I am pleased that you found the staff helpful.
Written January 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dianne S
1 contribution
Checking off my bucket list.
Mar 2020
Beautiful scenery, knowledgeable host and driver. It was a bitter cold day, so If you plan to do this, dress according to weather, then add another layer. :)
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
We are glad you enjoyed your sleigh ride with us.
Written June 15, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela V
6 contributions
Sleigh ride
Mar 2020
Absolutely awesome little jaunt in the snow on a sleigh. The driver was informative and entertaining had a great time.
Written March 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Im glad you enjoyed your time with us, thank you for sharing.
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cathy F
1 contribution
Great guide!
Jan 2020
The sleigh ride was a nice way for a little bit of different perspective of the Mountains in Banff. The guide we had, Mike was so knowledgeable and very interesting. He made the ride super entertaining. I feel like I learned a lot but had fun as well. It was neat to see the foot prints of wolves and where the Elk were sleeping the night before. The highlight by far was meeting the horses at the end. They are so sweet and beautiful. Our horses were Kong and George and they were absolutely gorgeous. Great experience!
Written January 30, 2020
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Horsebackbanff
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you liked the ride and the info Mike shared with you. We hope to see you back soon.
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charlene J
Clayton6 contributions
Fun sleigh ride
Dec 2019
Our family of three thoroughly enjoyed the sleigh ride. Max was our guide and he was funny and informative. It was really cold so the blankets they provided were great! There was hot chocolate, hot cider and an open fire for us to warm ourselves. The scenery was breathtaking. The ride lasted about 30 minutes. The staff graciously took individual pictures of us. Bob was one of the horses being housed inside for a while and we had the opportunity to be entertained by him. Lots of fun!
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Thanks for your feedback am glad you enjoyed the ride and Max's jokes.
Written January 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

zorkaiva
Brisbane133 contributions
Overpriced experience save your $$$
Even with heavy blankets they give you it was beyond freezing. We had to sit in the back row so it was at times difficult to hear the guide. It was very overpriced for what you got. The circuit was boring but we did get to see some Elk. The sleigh does travel at a very slow pace. Don’t expect anything too riveting to happen.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Im sorry you did not feel like you received value in your sleigh ride. We constantly strive to exceed expectations and would value any suggestions you have to improve the product.
Written January 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brodie89
Yallingup, Australia33 contributions
Very disappointed, no compassion.
My family of 6 were very excited for our sleigh ride and we paid upfront a week in advance. Unfortunately one of our children suddenly became very unwell (suspected pneumonia, currently at hospital) so I called to cancel. I was told with a doctors certificate they would only refund 1 adult and 1 child, even though, as tourists, we only have 1 car which is at the hospital, making it impossible for the rest of the family to travel from Canmore to Banff. Given the weather, this is unlikely. I would think given serious, unexpected medical conditions you might show some compassion. Very disappointed.
Written January 4, 2020
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Horsebackbanff
Im sorry to hear your child became ill on his trip and I wish them a speedy recovery. One option for you is to claim on your travel insurance. We are happy to refund for the 2 individuals as promised. If you need any paperwork from us please let us know.
Written January 10, 2020
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Jennifer F
17 contributions
Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Ride
Dec 2019 • Couples
Getting checked in is very easy, they offer warm drinks and the ability to roast marshmallows while you wait, and the ride is very enjoyable. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. We make sure to come here every time we visit the area.
Written December 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the ride and hope to see you again soon.
Written January 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

17MarMar
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Super cold but fun
It’s a great activity for people with younger kids. It’s very cold, even though they give you blankets to use you should still layer up since you are sitting still for about 45 minutes you will start to freeze.
Written February 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the comments, Im glad you enjoyed the ride. You always need to dress for the weather when enjoying any outdoor activity
Written July 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel R
Las Vegas49 contributions
Yawn
Feb 2019 • Couples
Guide was talkative, fun to interact with. Course was boring, nothing of interest to see. Wait till spring/summer and take a real horse back ride.
Written February 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sorry you did not like the Sleigh ride, its not action packed but its a nice relaxing ride in the winter.
Written July 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Banff Trail Riders
Susan R
Susan R
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Awesome ride!
Well kept horses, excellent and informative guide about the history of the area, the Banff Trail Rider's organizati
Maureen E
Maureen E
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Once in a lifetime experience
Family experience, horses were well matched to our riding abilities. Our guides made us feel safe as we negotiated
Angela_T_2010
Angela_T_2010
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2 day Sundance overnight trip
OMG what an amazing weekend horseback riding with #banfftrailriders #horsebackbanff Huge thanks out to our guides A
Priscilla M
Priscilla M
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Perfect family activity!
Took the 2hr Sundance Loop Trail yesterday with our two kids aged 9 amd 12. Nicole was our guide and she was amazin
Horsesreinsupreme
Horsesreinsupreme
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There is no such thing as a bad day when you are on a horse!
This is the second year with the Banff Trail Riders. From the experienced and friendly guides, to the river crossi
elizasM9296JJ
elizasM9296JJ
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They're not sure what the meaning of "customer service" is
Absolutely awful customer service and encouraging patrons to still attend despite being told to isolate by AHS. No
SolangeC
SolangeC
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Giddy up
First time being on a horse got to say it was a cool experience and would definitely do it again. The trail was ok
ValChesna
ValChesna
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Amazing tour!!
They answered all my questions after I booked and read the email, each time I spoke to them they made sure that I k
Lana S
Lana S
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True Banff Experience
Horse carriage through Banff was fabulous & informative as well as nostalgic. Trainer was great. Horses were eviden
Drpbnj
Drpbnj
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Loved it so much we went twice!
So much fun! Had a great experience on our 2hr ride as well as the 1 hr ride we did 48 hr earlier (we had so much f
Tia G
Tia G
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I'm hooked
I was on a summer trip with a friend and we happened to spot the ad online when we were looking for unique excursio
NormanA105
NormanA105
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I want to be a cowboy
The favourite part of my ride was the horse and the scenery. Over the last 10 years I have gone horseback riding in
clillehei
clillehei
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Two teenagers having a good time!
My family had a great time! We especially liked talking to ?Mike about sweatpea the Mule. You can really tell he re
BeardedExplorer93
BeardedExplorer93
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Excellent beginner trail
Our trail ride was a great time. My wife had never been on a horse and I hadn’t been in years. Staff were patient a
GEOS30
GEOS30
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An Enjoyable Experience
Overall an enjoyable experience. A bit pricey, and not something you would do that often. They had really good COVI
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