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Banff Trail Riders

#9 of 39 Outdoor Activities in Banff Features Animals
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-4551
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I rode the Cowboy Cookout 3 hour tour with Trail Riders. We read that mosquitoes were an issue, so we brought bug spray with us in a backpack. Backpacks aren't permitted, so we sprayed up, saddled up, and went on a (mediocre)...More

2  Thank allsmiles5038
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife Shannon wrote a review yesterday for BTR Halfway Lodge 6 day excursion. I agree 10 out of 10 but what is even more amazing is I am not a rider. I have often compared our adventures to Alaska and this one ranked above...More

Thank ChrisSouthCarolina
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I rate this trip a 10 out of 10! We had a blast! The guide, Rosie, from Australia, was smart, kind, tough, a great rider, helpful, and fun! The other guests were awesome people from around the world that I now call...More

Thank Shannon B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Three of us Brit city slickers went on this trail ride in the foothills near Banff. Breathtaking scenery in some rugged country. Warner stables run a good operation - efficient, knowledgeable, challenging riding but safety is paramount all the time. Friendly trail rider staff made...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted a unique way to spend our honeymoon, so we decided to go on Banff Trail Riders' 6 day Halfway Lodge Trip to celebrate our wedding. It was truly an amazing experience. Our guide, Rose, was kind, patient, knowledgeable, confident, and...More

Thank shakesis
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed by the ride and grateful for the great experience the staff and horses provided to my friends. It was a fun, chill experience we could all share. I'm an experienced rider and trail ride leader but my friends are horse newbies. One...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great family trail ride for all levels as we had riders with experience to beginners. This is a walking trail ride and is an enjoyable way to relax and take in the surroundings. The route to and from is different and scenic....More

Thank VickiW69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the staff was lovely. Not all. Some were very condescending. I do not recommend this ride for anyone with any riding experience. I do love that they use horses purchased from auctions that would go to slaughter if not given more life. Helmets...More

Thank HeatherH74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my wife for this one hour horse riding and it was really very exciting and felt like we have done some adventure as it was the first time interacting with horses. Though your body will have pain as you ride horse for...More

Thank Jayesh A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 4 day Vermillion Ridge back country trip and it was AMAZING! Our guides Ross and Harry were just the best - they were knowledgable, fun and took great care of us (which included making some hot lunches and cowboy coffee) The...More

Thank amybh1983
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review I am glad you enjoyed our Backcountry, it is a special place and one that we enjoy showing people.

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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 BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Yes you can as long as we have availability on the day. We are quite busy in Summer especially July and August. To book just give us a call once your in town, or on our website.