Take a guided horseback ride along the Bow River with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
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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
per person
Apr – Oct
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
Horseback Ride Spray River Banff Trail Riders

Spray River Ride - 1 Hr

Cross a tranquil river on horseback and then admire an enchanting Rocky Mountain waterfall. The one-hour Spray River Ride gives
per person
May-Oct
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
Follow your guide along the Bow River on a horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Bow River Evening Ride - 1 Hr

A special 1 hour ride during the evening along the Bow River and past the historic Cave & Basin area
per person
Jun-Sep
5:30pm
1 Hour
Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain

Horseback + Gondola + Hot Springs

1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride + Banff Gondola Admission + Banff Hot Springs Ticket
Apr – Oct
8yrs+, 250lbs limit
Banff Horseback Pack Trips with Banff Trail Riders

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
per person
May-Oct
Saturday
Lodge
Banff Sleigh Ride
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride

Spend some time in a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride through the mountain meadows. Our excursion begins at Warner
per person
Dec-Mar
Throughout the day
45 Mins
Private Banff sleigh ride with sparkling wine with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Private Sleigh Ride

Our romantic sleigh ride package is perfect for just the two of you! Experience the romance of Banff in winter
per person
Dec-Mar
Throughout the day
45 Mins
Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
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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.
per person
May-Oct
Monday
Lodge
Elk Summit on the Stoney Creek Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
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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
per person
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Campsites
Banff Horseback Rides with Banff Trail Riders

Sundance Loop Ride - 2 Hrs

This wilderness adventure offers riders the perfect opportunity to relax and reconnect with nature – in true western form. You’ll
per person
May-Oct
9:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
2 Hours
Follow your guide on a scenic Bow River horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Bow Valley Loop Ride - 3 Hrs

This thrilling three-hour journey might get you up close and personal with some of the most unique wildlife in Banff. Explore
per person
May-Sep
10:30am, 1:30pm
3 Hours
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
per person
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Lodge
Horseback Ride Fall Banff Trail Riders
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
per person
May-Oct
9:30am, 1:30pm
3 Hours
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
per person
Jun-Sep
Monday, Friday
Campsites
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
3 Hours
Wagon Ride on the Cowboy Cookout in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Wagon Ride & BBQ Cookout

Take a relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River. Re-join the horseback riders in the group for an authentic cowboy
May-Sep, Sept-Oct
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
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
15 Mins, 30 Mins, 1 Hour
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
per person
Jun-Sep
Thursday, Sunday
Lodge
Banff Wedding Carriage Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders

Wedding Carriage

Discover how we can make your Banff wedding even more enchanting. This package includes a pick-up, tour and drop-off up
per booking
Apr – Oct
Throughout the day
1 Hour
Pony Rides in Banff

Pony Rides

Do your kids dream of being a cowboy for a day? Do they have a fascination with horses? Kids between
per person
Apr – Oct
Throughout the day
15 Mins
Snowshoers at Sundance Lodge in Banff, Canadian Rockies
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Ski and Stay Sundance Lodge

For those seeking a remote getaway from the norm, Sundance Lodge is the perfect retreat! 2nd night offer: Save 20%
per person
Jan-Mar
2:00pm
Overnight
Tubing at Mt Norquay in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Tubing + Hotsprings + Sleighride

Tubing at Mt. Norquay + Banff Hot Springs Pass + 45 min Sleigh ride
Dec-Mar
4+
Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain

Sleighride + Hotsprings + Gondola

45 min Sleigh ride + Banff Hot Springs Pass + Banff Gondola
Dec-Mar
All Ages
Grotto Canyon Icewalk

Grotto Canyon Icewalk + Sleighride

Grotto Canyon Icewalk + 45 minute Sleigh Ride
Dec-Mar
8+
Warner Stables Tour, Banff, Canadian Rockies

Stables Tour

Get a peek at how we run one of the biggest and best-known ranches in the Canadian Rockies. This is
per person
Year Round
Throughout the day
1.5 Hours
Group at Backcountry Sundance Lodge with Banff Trail Riders

Rent A Log Cabin

For a winter getaway your group won’t soon forget – the entire backcountry lodge to yourself. 2nd night offer: Save 20%
per booking
Jan-Mar
2:00pm
Overnight
Tubing at Mt Norquay in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Banff Mt Norquay - Tubing

Hit the slopes in a snow tube at Banff Mt Norquay! Ever flown down a snow-covered hill with the wind
per person
Nov-Apr
10:30am – 4:00pm
Open Ticket
Banff Upper Hot Springs in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Banff Hot Springs

Located in the town of Banff, in Alberta's Banff National Park, the Banff Upper Hot Springs has all the amenities
per person
Year Round
Throughout the day
Open Ticket
Banff Lake Cruise on Lake Minnewanka

Banff Lake Cruise

See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective on a 1 hour interpretive boat cruise of the largest lake in
per person
May-Oct
Throughout the day
1 Hour
Mount Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

Take an 8 minute chairlift ride up to 7,000 feet with breathtaking views of Mt Rundle at Banff Mt Norquay
per person
Jun-Oct
Throughout the day
Open Ticket
Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting in the Canadian Rockies

Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting

Calling all adventure lovers - there’s no better way to get the adrenaline flowing than big waves! Jump into a
per person
May-Sep
8:15am
4 Hours
Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour near Banff, Canadian Rockies

Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting

You'll get splashed by the frothy swells of the rushing river but it won’t wash the smile off your face
per person
May-Sep
1:30pm
4 Hours
Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain

Banff Sightseeing Gondola

The Banff Sightseeing Gondola is located just 5 minutes from the Town of Banff, on the shoulder of Sulphur Mountain, in
per person
Year Round
Throughout the day
Open Ticket
Grotto Canyon Icewalk

Grotto Canyon Icewalk

Explore the icy beauty of Grotto Canyon and see ancient native pictographs using special hiking crampons to grip the smooth
per person
Dec-Apr
8:30am
4 Hours
Summer
18 tours
Cowboy Cookouts

Cowboy Cookouts

Cowboy Cookouts

The ride to our 3 Mile Cabin for a western bbq is one of our most popular family-friendly tours with options for a horseback ride or wagon ride.

Ride along the Bow River while watching for wildlife and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Halfway, you’ll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality, western-style games and our BBQ menu including BBQ steak, baked potato, cowboy baked beans, salads, dessert and more!

This tour is recognized as a Canadian Signature Experience.

2 tours
Pack Trips

Pack Trips

We’ve been helping travelers explore the wilderness on horseback since 1962.

It’s a tradition we’re proud of. It’s also why we provide travelers with six unique backcountry trips. Choose between our lodge or tent accommodation, from overnight to six days of adventure. Discover how comfortable a Banff Trail Riders’ vacation can be.

6 tours
Carriage Rides

Carriage Rides

Banff Carriage Rides

Soak up the mountain scenery while relaxing in a private horse-drawn carriage, complete with a cowboy driver as your personal guide. If you’re planning on a sightseeing tour of Banff, there aren’t many more elegant ways to get around.

Snap photos of historic buildings on a tour of downtown, take in the beauty of the Bow River or journey out to Fairmont Banff Springs.

If you want to set your own agenda, just let us know – we can customize a carriage ride that visits the parts of Banff you’d most like to see.

Highlights

2 tours
Deals

Deals

Combo packages – Banff’s Best Deals and Specials

5 tours
Private Groups

Private Groups

Banff Trail Riders can create totally unique tour and activity adventures for your group, or event in Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies.

7 tours
Sleigh Rides

Sleigh Rides

Banff Sleigh Rides, a true Banff classic.

There’s nothing quite like gliding over sparkling snow in a horse-drawn sleigh — especially when you’re surrounded by some of the most gorgeous mountains in the world.

Once you’re snuggled under wool blankets, our cowboy guide cracks the reins and your journey through the Canadian Rockies begins.

You’ll travel into the Bow River Valley where soaring pines stand in the shadow of sky-piercing peaks. And in this wilderness, the only sounds that disturb the silence are the clomping of hooves and the jingle of your horses’ harness.

It all makes for great ambience, whether you’re snuggling up with someone special or packing the whole family in for a ride.

Highlights

  • Take in views of Sulphur Mountain through the spectacular Bow River Valley
  • See remote areas of Banff that are harder to reach on foot
  • Choose between a group sleigh ride or a romantic sleigh ride for two
  • Children three and under ride free
  • Our horses are super friendly. Feel free to give them a pat or a good scratch on the cheek!
2 tours
Lodge Vacations

Lodge Vacations

If you want to explore the backcountry in comfort, consider a multi-day lodge vacation.

You get 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.

Lodge Vacations are perfect for:

  • Those with at least basic horseback riding experience
  • People who love the outdoors – but want to spend evenings in rustic comfort
  • 1 – 5 nights, depending on the package
6 tours
Tent Vacations

Tent Vacations

If you want a true wilderness adventure, have a look at our wilderness tenting trips.

These expeditions 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.”

Wilderness tenting trips are perfect for:

  • Riders who enjoy more technical terrain
  • Travellers who want to connect with the outdoors
  • Trips are for 2-5 nights, depending on the package
2 tours
Trail Rides

Trail Rides

Banff Horseback Rides

If you want to go riding just for the day or a few hours, then check out our Trail Rides.

From a one-hour ride that crosses the Spray River to a covered wagon or horseback ride that ends with a BBQ steak cookout, Banff Trail Riders has a range of different tours to choose from.

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Trail 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
  • Want to combine an activity and meal break to make the most of their day
9 tours
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 Park. Ride along the tranquil Bow River – an area home to wildlife in amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows. And if you look up, you might spot an eagle or hawk soaring through the sky. Pass by the historic Cave and Basin – the birth place of Banff National Park. Here craggy rock walls surround pools of bubbling thermal water. And of course, as you follow the winding trail on this ride, you’ll get unspoiled views of the magnificent Rocky Mountains the entire time. Arrive before your tour departure time to meet our trail horses and ponies.
per person
Apr – Oct
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
Follow your guide along the Bow River on a horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Most Popular

Bow River Evening Ride – 1 Hr

A special 1 hour ride during the evening along the Bow River and past the historic Cave & Basin area in Banff. After a day of exploring Banff National Park, join us for a relaxing evening horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River. Take advantage of the long, summer days with a scenic ride close to downtown Banff through an area home to wildlife in amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows. You might spot a deer grazing or an eagle or hawk soaring through the sky. You'll also pass by the natural sulphur hot springs flowing from the Cave and Basin - the original historic hot springs and the birthplace of Canada's national parks system. We'll guide along the winding trails while you enjoy magnificent Rocky Mountain views and loop around the marsh before returning to the stables.
per person
Jun-Sep
5:30pm
1 Hour
Horseback Ride Spray River Banff Trail Riders

Spray River Ride – 1 Hr

Cross a tranquil river on horseback and then admire an enchanting Rocky Mountain waterfall. The one-hour Spray River Ride gives you a great introduction to the untouched wilderness that can be found just outside the Banff town-site. Breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air as you approach the roaring Bow Falls. You’ll also pass by the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course on this ride – one of the most immaculately manicured courses in Canada. But the most unique feature of this trip is crossing the Spray River. On hotter days, your horse may even decide to cool itself off by splashing water onto its belly – it’s an experience unlike anything else. The journey continues with a ride up the winding, wooded-trails of Sulphur Mountain before returning back to the stables.
per person
May-Oct
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain

Horseback + Gondola + Hot Springs

1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride + Banff Gondola Admission + Banff Hot Springs Ticket
Apr – Oct
8yrs+, 250lbs limit
Banff Horseback Pack Trips with Banff Trail Riders

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 in? Then this 2-day overnight trip is perfect for you. Meander along a trail that takes you to the tranquil Bow River. Relax and enjoy a cowboy coffee by campfire along the way before arriving at Sundance Lodge, secluded but just 16 kilometres (10 miles) from town. At night, relax on the porch or linger near the crackling fireplace and watch the starry night. The Sundance Overnight trip for perfect for ages, families or groups of friends because anyone can do it. Plus, the journey overall is surprisingly comfortable.
per person
May-Oct
Saturday
Lodge
Banff Sleigh Ride
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride

Spend some time in a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride through the mountain meadows. Our excursion begins at Warner Stables where you can see the operations of a working ranch, chat with the staff and visit with some of our team. Then it’s time to snuggle down under warm wool blankets and enjoy spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains. Watch for wildlife as our guides take you on a quintessential winter experience. A delightful treat for all members of the family. Your memorable excursion includes a fireside warmup stop after the ride where you can toast a marshmallow and enjoy a warm drink back at the stables.  Weather and snow conditions permitting. The activity takes approximately 45 minutes including time by the campfire. Advance reservations are recommended. Sleigh rides depart from Warner Stables. There are two
per person
Dec-Mar
Throughout the day
45 Mins
Private Banff sleigh ride with sparkling wine with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Private Sleigh Ride

Our romantic sleigh ride package is perfect for just the two of you! Experience the romance of Banff in winter on a private sleigh ride for two along the foothills of the Canadian Rockies with great views of Banff’s surrounding mountains. Ride with a loved one in a small 2 seat cutter sleigh – a true one-horse open sleigh! This 45 minute sleigh ride package includes a fireside stop with sparkling wine, chocolates and an authentic buffalo robe for extra warmth to make your ride truly special. A magical ride perfect for a romantic date, engagement or a special treat. Reservations and payment are required for sleigh rides throughout Christmas-New Year and Valentines Day, due to high demand on those days. Sleigh rides depart from Warner Stables, located a short drive from downtown Banff.
per person
Dec-Mar
Throughout the day
45 Mins
Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
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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. Cowboy style. This adventure takes you along the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, one of the best spots in Banff to spot elk, deer or even moose roaming along the shores. Follow the historic Erling Strom Trail, travelled by renowned explorer Erling Strom in the early 1900s, while taking in awe-evoking views of the Sundance mountain range. At night, the cozy Sundance Lodge gives you a surprisingly comfortable spot to rest your head. Snuggle by the fire, devour gourmet backcountry cuisine and swap tales about the day’s adventures with your fellow riders.
per person
May-Oct
Monday
Lodge
Elk Summit on the Stoney Creek Tent Trip with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
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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 and get lost in the backcountry. On this trip, you’ll venture deep into the secluded Banff backcountry and through the wilderness on horseback - walking in the steps of the First Nations and the founders of Banff National Park. At the end of a full day of riding and exploring, you’ll bed down in well-equipped tents with plenty of rustic Old West charm. Your camp will be fully catered and you’ll dine in the big kitchen tent on delicious, hearty meals. At night, you’ll gather around the glow of the campfire with your new friends and share songs and stories before falling asleep listening to the sounds of the forest from your classic canvas wall tent - similar to
per person
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Campsites
Banff Horseback Rides with Banff Trail Riders

Sundance Loop Ride – 2 Hrs

This wilderness adventure offers riders the perfect opportunity to relax and reconnect with nature – in true western form. You’ll explore stunning sections of wilderness on this two-hour trip, providing a chance to spot wildlife that you might not get to see while on foot. Plus, our friendly, experienced guides will teach you a few cowboy tricks along the way. Pass by natural sulphur hot springs as you make your way to one of Banff’s national historic sites: the Cave and Basin. Trek along the tranquil Bow River and take in magnificent views of the Bow Valley before pressing through thick marshes as you climb Sulphur Mountain. You’ll then continue up to Windy Knoll where you can take striking photos of the sweeping landscape.
per person
May-Oct
9:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
2 Hours