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Banff Trail Riders

#10 of 41 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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“sleigh ride” (41 reviews)
“spray river” (38 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

As a rider I am usually apprehesive about the tourist experience on trail rides but this was great. There was no need to go any faster than the pace set by inexperienced riders. The spray river ride was very scenic, lots to great views &...More

Thank TassieAusssie
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had been looking forward to a horse trekking experience as part of a longer trip to Canada and decided on this company as I was in Banff for four days. I now really regret this and wished I had used one of the stables...More

Thank Alibongo1234
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I attended the cowboy cook out and wagon ride. The food was great, and the wagon ride was fun. Our wagon driver, Claire, did a great job, and both Claire and Jessica, back wagon guide, were very accommodating and knowledgeable about the...More

Thank kenkatzenberger
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the one hour ride as a family of five, two of whom had no riding experience. Before we travelled I had read a lot of negate and many reviews about this trip, so I had almost rejected it as an option. *reminder...More

Thank jacqmac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre-paid for horse back riding for 12 people. Charge was around $2,000 US dollars. Our excursion was a 4 hour horse ride and a chuck wagon type cowboy dinner. We arrived at 4:52 8 minutes early, and we were told we needed to arrive 15...More

Thank Sniggins74
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on this wagon style trip because my wife isn't very confident with horses. You are taken out along the Bow river for an hour, stop and have lunch for an hour then travel back. It was a bit slow but there was plenty...More

Thank Chad53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just finished a 6 day ride to Sundance and Halfway Lodges. I cannot say enough good things about this trip! It was amazing...the staff, food, lodging, scenery and of course the horses were awesome! Rosie was our guide and she is a true gem! All...More

Thank Peggy O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real adventure for novice riders. 10 rugged miles to the back county on horse to a fantastic log cabin. Great food drinks and staff. Exceeded our expectations.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a trip but an adventure!! A rugged 9 mile horse ride up a mountain to the back country. Spending the night in an awesome log cabin with great food, drink and staff. Totally beat our expectations. Being on a horse that long you will...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the hour ride.. as a lone rider all the staff were helpful and supportive making me feel part of the group, also being asthmatic made sure i was nearly a guide and near the front to reduce dust. The ride I went on...More

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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.