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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Josh, Rosie, Mitch & Amy for making my first ever trip to Canada such a memorable one!! I was nervous at first having been the first time back on a horse since a riding accident 15 years ago, but Josh went above...More

Thank missssashleigh
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

I appreciate your review, Sundance Lodge is a special place. I am glad you were able to get back in the saddle.

Reviewed June 22, 2017

My sister and I took the 3 hr Sulphur Mtn ride; I loved this ride! We crossed paved roads to reach the trail; then traveled through woods, scenic landscapes, mud, and a river crossing. We had a small group of 6 riders plus Andrea, our...More

Thank Pam M
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

Thank you for your review, I will let Dunny know you enjoyed your ride with him :)

Reviewed June 22, 2017

We showed up 10 minutes early for our tour and were told we had to get there 30 minutes early. This despite there being plenty of staff available to get us checked in before the tour started. So they took our money and offered ZERO...More

3  Thank Bradley L
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

This review is referring back to a group that is continually publishing negative reviews, we have published our response on previous posts. I am sorry they missed their ride, we tried to accommodate them but they were unable to. Please turn up early for your...More

Reviewed June 20, 2017

My mom and I took a 1 hour ride and we loved it. Our tour guides Brook and Alena were very friendly, nice, and knowledgeable.

Thank Alexa M
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

We appreciate your feedback, please come and visit us again soon.

Reviewed June 20, 2017

We arrived an hour early, signed our waiver forms and waited patiently. After waiting one hour, the staff waiting till we were all gather for the ride, I was given a horse, then told I could not go because I was wearing flip flops, it's...More

3  Thank Michael S
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Im sorry your trip did not meet your expectation. Flip flops are just not suitable for riding, its for your own safety. Im glad we were able to accommodate you on another ride after you changed your footwear.

Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

My husband a I did the covered wagon ride as part of an included excursion of a tour group. Mike our wagon driver and Josh his helper were very informative and answered all our questions. There were 9 of us and we had a very...More

Thank Rankothestanes
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thank you for your feedback Im glad you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

After reading some of these reviews i was a bit hesitant to book with them but everything went perfectly for us. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We took the 1 hr Bow River ride and enjoyed it thoroughly. Horseback riding...More

1  Thank longmeadowmama
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thank you for your review, I appreciate your comments. Due to the nature of the ride it is hard to communicate with everyone as we travel in a single line. We do try our best and can always answer questions at the end if the...More

Reviewed June 17, 2017

My husband and I signed up for the 1 hour Spray River Ride on an morning in early May. I have been on trail rides before but for this one, the horses walk across the river and it was the first time for me! It...More

Thank Jane H
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thank you Jane for your comments. It is cool crossing the river, this is my favorite 1 hour ride as well. As for stopping with the horses, it is a safety concern and this is why we keep moving at the walking pace, im sure...More

Reviewed June 17, 2017

I highly recommend this activity. I have a lifetime of horse experience, and I was impressed by this operation. First, the horses- All horses are in good condition and are well cared for. Saddles are properly fitted to the horse, they are well padded. They...More

1  Thank TravelKeeper
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thank you for your review, we would love to show you Halfway Lodge on our 6 day trip, you will not be disappointed and I will ensure we are stocked with beer.

Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

BEWARE Worst service I have ever experienced. Our big group was scheduled for the 5pm cowboy cookout excursion. We arrived at 4:50 and lingered in the parking a bit until 4:55 to check in to find out we were late and that we would not...More

4  Thank Kelli S
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

First and foremost, many thanks for your comments and we truly do appreciate all of our customers feedback and the opportunity to respond. While we do value your perspectives, there seems to be a few areas worthy of clarification. As you fairly and accurately noted,...More

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Sylvia_05501
March 7, 2017|
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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
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nancysalasmd
February 26, 2017|
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Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Our minimum age for day rides is 8. We do take 3-7 year olds on pony leads.
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cazhalls
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Erndog51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can though I believed I booked 1 day prior.
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