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Banff Trail Riders

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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-4551
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“sleigh ride” (39 reviews)
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-4551
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to experience the backcountry and wilderness of the Canadian Rockies, love to be on horseback and still don`t want to miss a warm bed during the nights, this trip is a must. The ride leads to some of the most amazing views...More

Thank AnneHoe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Three hour round trip starting at 1700, roughly one hour ride there, one hour dinner and ride back. Ride itself is slow paced and not overly scenic. Very dusty on ours, clothes needed a good wash afterwards. No real guiding done other than a few,...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the 3hr Sulphur Mountain trail ride. Had a great time! Thanks Barty (trail guide and fellow Aussie). Two hours into the ride there was a sudden, but not completely unexpected change in weather - temps dropped and rain fell in buckets. On horseback there...More

Thank Peta P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the six day trail ride to Halfway Lodge and the whole trip was fantastic. Both lodges were lovely and living without modern amenities was an experience. Two things made the trip fantastic; the scenery and staff. We saw parts of the national park...More

Thank Potch24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gitty up cowboys, that is unless you turn your ankle. We signed up for two activities with the Banff Trail Riders: Evening Wildlife Safari and Bow River Horse Ride. The Safari large bus was driven by our guide, Becka from England. Her narration was informative...More

Thank MarJan6861
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wagon ride is great for those that do not wish to ride horseback. The wagon travels past the Cave and Basin then follows the Sundance trail along the Bow River until the lunch site. The BBQ lunch is well portioned, you will not leave hungry....More

Thank myclg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were running late because of traffic so we called them to let them know we'd be there soon but, unfortunately, that didn't matter. We still managed to get there 15 minutes early but no one seemed to want to help us. When we finally...More

Thank Jenny N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Sundance Loop. We did the tour during the summer so there were lots of mosquitoes. I was trying so hard to not be eaten by bugs to enjoy the ride. The pace was very slow. The view was just okay.

Thank Helena N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have ridden before but the rest of the family hadn't done much! - Lovely hour long ride. Beautiful scenery. Saw some Elk. Felt the hour was long enough, especially for those that hadn't ridden much before. Very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank whoopsadaisy71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the hour long trip. This involved a leisurely ride around a picturesque route. Our leader, jess, was informative and friendly. We also saw some elk in a nearby field (which was a nice addition to the trip). The only down side is...More

Thank Nick-Fiona W
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March 7, 2017|
Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
No experience necessary, we will give you some instructions and we have lots of calm horses. Most of our customers on our hourly rides have not ridden before
February 26, 2017|
Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Our minimum age for day rides is 8. We do take 3-7 year olds on pony leads.
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Erndog51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can though I believed I booked 1 day prior.