May-Oct
Season
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
Departure Time
1 Hour
Duration
8+
Age

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.

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

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders

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

1

Bow Falls

Breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air as you approach the roaring Bow Falls.
2

Cross the Spray River

The most unique feature of this trip is crossing the tranquil 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.
Included
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • A friendly horse for every rider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Spray River Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, 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 past Bow Falls and across the Spray River. 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 the Spray River Corrals on Spray Avenue in Banff. The corrals are located before the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and behind the tennis courts.
Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
Long pants and close toed shoes are best for riding. Helmets are provided and are mandatory for all riders and mosquito repellant 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 but they can store it in the office if needed.
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
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • A friendly horse for every rider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Spray River Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders

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


  • 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 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 guardian of any rider under the age of 18.
Included
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • A friendly horse for every rider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Spray River Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders

Banff Horseback Trail Rides

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

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders

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