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Extraordinary Horseback Riding Adventures

Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies
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The trail you’re following twists through thick forests and sun-drenched meadows. But the entire time, your eyes stay glued to the white-tipped mountains rising high against a deep azure sky.  No matter what type of western-style adventure you’re looking for, Banff Trail Riders will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We’ve been helping travellers explore the wilderness on horseback since 1962. It’s a tradition we’re proud of.   It’s also why we provide travellers with 17 unique trips to choose from. Go trail-riding along the wildlife-rich shores of the Bow River for a few hours, take the family on an authentic cowboy cookout or stay at a comfortable lodge nestled in backcountry.

In the winter, enjoy a classic sleigh ride or take a gentle snowshoeing trip to our roomy Sundance Lodge.

So explore our website, get inspired and then contact us if you need more information.

What It's Like To Explore Banff on Horseback


When the snow falls, Banff National Park takes on a quieter and more serene feel. The mountain peaks shimmer with fresh powder and you’re more likely to notice a grazing elk or deer against a backdrop of pure white. That’s why Banff Trail Riders has opened up its Sundance Lodge from mid-December to late March, providing skiers with a very easy way to access the pristine, snow-layered backcountry. Learn More


If you want to go riding just for the day or a few hours…

Then check out our Hourly Rides. From a covered wagon trip that ends with a steak cookout to a day-long journey through the spellbinding Spray River Valley, Banff Trail Riders has 10 different tours to choose from.

Trip duration: 1-7 hours, depending on the trip

Hourly Rides are perfect for:

  • Young children, families or anyone who wants to try horseback riding
  • Travellers who would rather ride in a wagon than on horseback
  • Winter travellers who want to experience a winter wonderland

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Our Wilderness Tenting Trips take you deep into the backcountry, where you’ll stay at well-equipped campsites featuring an on-site cook and other basic facilities. That way you can experience Banff National Park like a pioneer – without having to “rough it.”

A multi-day Lodge Vacation allows you to travel on horseback along a historic pack trail that winds through the craggy Sundance Range, venturing to places most Banff visitors never get to see. And at the end of each vista-filled day, you can unwind at a comfortable backcountry lodge.

Trip duration: 1-5 nights, depending on the package

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Our fishing trips are customized to each group. Trips are private with a minimum of 4 people for a minimum of 3 days / 2 nights. It’s the ultimate fishing adventure in Banff National Park.

Go fishing at an untouched mountain lake by day; relax at a comfortable, fully catered camp by night. The entire time, you’ll be enjoying a piece of the Banff wilderness that most travelers never get to see.

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Rent Your Own Ski Cabin

For those in search of an unique Canadian Rocky Mountain ski lodge cabin experience, Banff Trail Riders gives you the option to rent out your own backcountry ski lodge cabin.  Easy ski in or snowshoe access from Banff, hot showers and indoor...

A Family Friendly Day in Banff

Mike Granek from Top Daddies ( stopped by our Warner Stables on their summer roadtrip to check out family friendly activities in Banff.  We took them away from Banff Ave with all it’s shops and restaurants and let them...

Cowboy Campfires and the Night’s Sky

Ride on horseback to see the most dazzling night skies Imagine you’re looking up at a shimmering star-speckled sky. There’s a crackling fire in front of you, where half a dozen other campers — most of them wearing cowboy hats — are...
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