Jun-Sep
Season
5:30pm
Departure Time
1 Hour
Duration
8yrs+, 250lbs limit
Riders

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.

Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Bow River

Your horse will guide you along the tranquil Bow River – an area home to wildlife in amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows, with unspoiled views of the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
2

Cave & Basin Hot Springs

Pass by the historic Cave and Basin – the birth place of Banff National Park where craggy rock walls surround pools of bubbling thermal water.
Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

The tour is a one hour horseback ride. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time.
The tour is a one-hour horseback ride along the Bow River and past the historic Cave and Basin site. You will be provided with a brief riding instruction, a helmet, a friendly horse, and lead and tail guides riding at each end of the small group.
Please meet at Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please check-in for your ride at the office in the east barn which has signs for ‘Warner Stables’ and ‘office’. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
You must wear sturdy, closed toed shoes and long pants are best for riding. Please note that sandals of any kind are not permitted. Helmets are provided and are mandatory for all riders and mosquito repellent is highly recommended.
No experience is necessary and if you’ve never been riding before then we’ll be sure to pair you with the perfect horse so you can enjoy a comfortable ride. Our guides will also provide a brief riding instruction prior to the ride.
Guests cannot bring a backpack on the horse.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Gratuities are customary and very much appreciated.
Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 250lbs.

 Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child’s age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
  • Children aged 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Riders must wear sturdy closed toed shoes – no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • All adult riders must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any rider under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

Explore Banff on the Bow River horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Your friendly guide will give you a brief riding instruction before your horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Take a guided Banff horseback ride with your friendly guide with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Ride along the Bow River on the Bow River Ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Take a guided one hour Bow River horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies