Why you’ll love us…

Experienced

We’ve been around and cowboying in the Rockies since 1962.

Unique

Pick from 17 different trips – from easy rides to tough treks.

Friendly

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned cowboy, we’re always happy to help.

Comfortable

Our backcountry lodges and campsites are well-equipped.

Convenient

We’re the only outfitter based right in Banff townsite.

Best Price

You’ll find the best price when you book direct with us here.
Guaranteed!

POPULAR SUMMER RIDES

Take a guided horseback ride along the Bow River with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Bow River Ride - 1 Hr

Treat yourself to a relaxing one-hour ride that takes you past some of the most awe-evoking scenery in Banff National
Apr – Oct
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
Cross the Spray River on the Sulphur Mountain Horseback Ride in Banff
Limited Space

Sulphur Mountain Ride - 3 Hrs

It’s hard to believe how much spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery is packed into this three-hour excursion. Visit a famous landmark
May-Oct
9:30am, 1:30pm
Horseback Ride to a Cowboy Steak Cookout with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Ride & BBQ Cookout

Get a taste of the mountain air with a horseback ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, to
May-Sep, Sept-Oct
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
Banff Family Carriage Ride with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Carriage Rides

Private horse-drawn carriage tours are available daily from downtown Banff. Prices are per carriage (each fits up to six people).
Apr – Oct
Throughout the day

DEALS & PACKAGES

Horseback + Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and soak in mineral hot springs. 
Apr – Oct
8yrs+, 250lbs limit

Raft + Horseback

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then saddle up for a riverside horseback ride. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater
May-Sep
8yrs+, 250lbs limit

Horseback + Gondola + Lake Cruise

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and cruise on Banff's largest lake. 
May-Oct
8yrs+, 250lbs limit

Horseback + Chairlift + Hot Springs

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, ride an open-air chairlift to 7,000' and soak in mineral hot springs. Included: 1
Jun-Oct
8yrs+, 250lbs limit

Ride Further

Horseback Vacations

Sundance Lodge Overnight - 1 Night

Want to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Banff on horseback, but don’t have a lot of time to do it
May-Oct
Saturday
Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Most Popular

Sundance Lodge Explorer - 2 Nights

Rugged mountain scenery and an abundance of wildlife. And when the sun sets, you’ll be relaxing in pure backcountry comfort.
May-Oct
Monday
Elk Summit on the Stoney Creek Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Stoney Creek Campsite - 2 Nights

It is a rare experience these days to be able to completely disconnect from all of the distractions of life
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Canadian Rockies Horseback Rides with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Erling Strom Trail Lodge - 3 Nights

Ride through Alberta’s Wild West, tracing the paths that the early pioneers used while exploring these untamed forests. On this
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Take a Backcountry Day Ride to Cuthead Lake on the Cascade Valley Backcountry Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Cascade Valley Campsite - 5 Nights

Hop in the saddle and explore the deep, wild forests of Banff. Our experienced guides make this tent trip easy
Jun-Sep
Monday, Friday
Banff Horseback Pack Trips with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Halfway Lodge - 5 Nights

The ultimate backcountry trip, few folks ever get to experience a place like this. Sky-piercing mountains stretch out across the
Jun-Sep
Thursday, Sunday

The Experience

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, Banff horseback ride.

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 Banff horseback riding trips to choose from. Go for a Banff horseback trail ride along the wildlife-rich shores of the Bow River for a few hours, take the family on an authentic cowboy cookout, or stay for a few nights 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 start exploring, get inspired, we’d love for you to ride with us

Our Blog:

From the Horses Mouth

7 Stunning Banff Photos Snapped While Horseback Riding

There are some truly breathtaking images that can be captured when you venture deep into the Banff backcountry on a horse. Rugged mountain scenery, lush wilderness and an authentic Old West atmosphere – all these elements offer fantastic fodder for photographs. We’ve collected some of the most enthralling pictures that

What Every Traveller Must Know Before Going Horseback Riding

If you’ve never been on horseback before, you can feel a bit out of your element when you get up on the saddle for the first time. Suddenly you are high above the ground, astride a leather seat perched on a living, breathing animal. You’re not too sure how to

The Banff Backcountry Is Both Rugged & Luxurious

The Banff backcountry is simply stunning – the kind of natural beauty that makes you fall silent with awe. However, many people don’t venture deep into the wilderness. They don’t get to see the way the setting sun turns the mountain-tops to gold. They don’t experience the hushed reverence of

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