With more than a dozen different Banff horseback rides and backcountry horseback riding packages available, Banff Trail Riders has a trip for every type of rider.

Filter your search by Tour Type, to find all our hourly horseback riding trail rides.  Combine your horseback ride with lunch or dinner on our Cowboy Cookouts.Looking for more of an adventure?  Ride further into the backcountry on our horseback vacation pack trips - staying at our campsites or backcountry cabins.

Summer carriage rides are fun for all ages or special occassions.  Banff sparkles in the winter, so join us on sleigh rides or overnight stays at our Sundance Lodge.

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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 Park.   Ride along the tranquil Bow River, an area home to wildlife in amongst the thick marshes and grassy
per person
Throughout the day
1 Hour
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Horseback ride through the Spray River with 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 Horseback Ride gives you a great introduction to the untouched wilderness that can be found just outside the Banff townsite. Breathe
per person
Throughout the day
1 Hour
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
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
per person
9:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
2 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Banff Family Carriage Ride with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Private Carriage Rides

Private horse-drawn carriage tours are available daily from downtown Banff, the ultimate western sightseeing tour. We offer three tours from downtown Banff as well as the ability to customize a tour specifically for you. Prices are per carriage, and each
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Throughout the day
15 Mins, 30 Mins, 1 Hour
All Ages
Summer views from the Banff Gondola

Horseback + Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and soak in mineral hot springs. Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Take a guided horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River
per person
8yrs+, 250lbs limit
Apr – Oct
Family friendly rapids on the Kananaskis River

Kananaskis River Raft + Horseback Ride

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then saddle up for a riverside horseback ride. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting (1:30pm - 5:30pm) Spend an afternoon on the Kananaskis River getting splashed by the class 2 - 3 whitewater
per person
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
May-Sep
Banff Horseback Pack Trips with Banff Trail Riders

Sundance Lodge Overnight – 1 Night

Experience an Alberta trail ride in the unspoiled wilderness of Banff when you are limited on time.   Meander along a trail that takes you to the tranquil Bow River. Relax and enjoy a cowboy coffee by the campfire along
per person
2 Days
Sat
Lodge
Banff snowy sleigh ride in the Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Sleigh Ride

Spend some time in a winter wonderland on our sleigh rides through Banff's mountain meadows. Our excursion begins at our Warner Stables located just a short drive from downtown Banff, where you can see the operations of a working ranch,
per person
Throughout the day
40 Mins
All Ages
Family Banff winter sleigh ride with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Private Family Sleigh Package

A private horse-drawn sleigh ride for four people through Banff's mountain meadows is the perfect winter outing for the whole family!   Climb aboard your private sleigh ride with a friendly cowboy guide, and take in the breathtaking views and
per person
Throughout the day
40 Mins
All Ages
Banff private sleigh ride with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Private Sleigh Package for Two

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
per person
Throughout the day
40 Mins
18+
Banff Lake Cruise at Lake Minnewanka

Horseback Ride + Gondola + Lake Cruise

Combo Package; saddle up for a riverside ride, soar up to a mountain summit and cruise on Banff's largest lake. Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Experience Banff's most popular horseback ride! Take a guided horseback
per person
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
May-Oct
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
per person
3 Days
Mon
Lodge
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 the rustic terrain and grassy meadows of the Bow Valley. As you follow the trail, you’ll get to gaze
per person
10:30am, 1:30pm
3 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
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 trip you will follow the Erling Strom Trail, a path forged through the dense Banff forests by renowned explorer
per person
4 Days
Wed
Lodge
Spray River horseback trail ride with Banff Trail Riders
Limited Space

Sulphur Mountain Ride – 4 Hrs

It’s hard to believe how much spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery is packed into this four-hour excursion.   You'll ride two thirds up one of Banff's most iconic mountains, visit a famous landmark hotel, spot elk or coyotes in the brush
per person
12:30pm
4 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Horseback Ride to a Cowboy Steak Cookout with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Ride with BBQ Cookout

Get a taste of the mountain air with a horseback ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, to a delicious cowboy cookout BBQ meal at 3 Mile Cabin.   First you'll ride along the Bow River while watching
per person
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Wagon Ride on the Cowboy Cookout in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
Family Fun

Wagon Ride with BBQ Cookout

Take a relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River. Re-join the horseback riders in the group for an authentic cowboy dinner.   Arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality and some tasty comfort food. But before digging
per person
11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
All Ages
Ride to Allenby Pass summit with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Canadian Geographic – 5 Nights

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime guided horseback journey with a Canadian Geographic host through the Banff wilderness.   2023 Exclusive Backcountry Vacations in partnership with Banff Trail Riders and Canadian Geographic Join us for the ultimate trip in partnership with Banff Trail
per person
6 Days
Thu
Lodge
Ride to Allenby Pass summit with Banff Trail Riders in the Canadian Rockies
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 landscape, their peaks crusted with ice and snow. The air is cool and fresh. And best of all, there’s
per person
6 Days
Thu, Sun
Lodge
Banff Wedding Carriage Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders

Wedding Carriage Ride

Discover how we can make your Banff wedding even more enchanting. This package includes a pick-up, tour and drop-off up to an hour long from any locations in Banff (excluding Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and the Rimrock Hotel) and can
per booking
Throughout the day
1 Hour
All Ages
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 the ages of 3 and 7 years old can now join in the cowboy fun by going on a 15-minute
per person
Throughout the day
15 Mins
3+
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!   Powered by solar power and kept warm by wood heat, this cozy lodge adds a touch of home to the backcountry. Sitting on a
per person
Fri, Sat, Sun
Jan-Mar
Sightsee over Banff from the Mount Norquay Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

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 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride (various times available) Take Banff's most popular horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River and
per person
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Jun-Oct
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 more than just a simple tour – it’s an interactive trip through the iconic Warner Stables, home to more than
per person
Throughout the day
1.5 Hours
All Ages
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.   Sundance Lodge offers backcountry comfort and complete privacy for groups of up to 26 family, friends, corporations, weddings and other special interest groups
per person
Fri, Sat, Sun
Jan-Mar