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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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$52.41*
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1 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventures
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$844.40*
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3-Day Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge By Horseback
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$1,774.17*
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6-Day Halfway Lodge Backcountry Trip by Horseback
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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 good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“hour ride” (78 reviews)
“sleigh ride” (61 reviews)
“warner stables” (36 reviews)
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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+1 403-762-4551
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"hour ride"
in 78 reviews
"sleigh ride"
in 61 reviews
"warner stables"
in 36 reviews
"spray river"
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"steak"
in 46 reviews
"cowboy cookout"
in 23 reviews
"an experienced rider"
in 12 reviews
"riding experience"
in 14 reviews
"bow river"
in 54 reviews
"long ride"
in 7 reviews
"great ride"
in 18 reviews
"hot chocolate"
in 18 reviews
"baked potato"
in 7 reviews
"sulphur mountain"
in 25 reviews
"from australia"
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"once in a lifetime"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

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
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your ride. The more you ride the less pain you will have. It's just like riding a bike :). We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed July 4, 2017 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
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

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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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic time on the one hour ride. Three generations of the family. The horses were calm and the staff were excellent

1  Thank Laings11c
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

We appreciate your feedback thank you.

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Our family of 5 enjoyed the 4d/3night tent camping trip. What a beautiful experience. The guides were first rate, the horses amazing and the memories more than I could describe.

Thank momo1197
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you.

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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We took a 1 hour ride along the lake. Unfortunately we were not warned of the mosquito swarms - neither at booking nor before saddling up. This resulted in stressed horses and lots of mosquito bites for the riders. A day ahead we contacted Banff...More

1  Thank gENXHB
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

I appreciate your comments, Im sorry the mosquito's bothered you. I think its a little unfair to rate us poorly over the flies. The flies are generally not an issue and people who venture outside usually prepare with sunscreen and bug spray. I do appologise...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

We participated in the Cowboy Trail Lunch. This is about a 1 hour ride to a 'Cowboy Lunch", and then the ride back to the stables. Some of us had ridden before, some of us not at all. All the horses we rode were very...More

Thank Sally H
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Im glad you and your family enjoyed the Cowboy Cookout, its one of my favorite rides. Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

I have to admit.. I was a bit hesitant booking this activity after reading some less positive reviews here but I can't judge if I haven't done it myself so I booked the Spray River trip. I was quite scared being around horses again after...More

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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for your review, Im glad you were able to overcome your nerves and hopefully enjoy the scenery.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

I cannot say enough great things about this entire trip. We went on the two day, overnight at Sundance Lodge on June 23/24, 2017. I booked the trip for five of my family members including myself and my mom, who is 78. Both of us...More

4  Thank mbp1303
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

We appreciate your feedback, thank you for all the kind words. I will ensure to pass them along to the team. Its great to see you back in the saddle, next time try one of our longer trips that also visit Halfway Lodge.... It just...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2017

We had some time to kill one afternoon in Banff and wandered down to Banff Trail Riders on the off chance they could fit us in for a ride. We had just missed 1 trip but we were told there was space on the next...More

Thank evertonl
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Im glad you enjoyed your ride, thank you for sharing.

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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We did the winter sleigh ride. Great outing. It was really cold but they gave us rugs. The guides were awesome

Thank Trace2367
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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

We appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

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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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