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.


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Your discount will be applied when you enter couponcode ONLINE2SAVE at checkout when booking online. This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion, offer, deal, package or third party site.  Valid for Trail Rides, BBQ Cookouts, Carriage Rides & Sleigh Rides.  (Not valid for backcountry lodge & tent vacations).

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Banff Sleigh Ride

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 Sleigh Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Private Sleigh Ride

Our romantic sleigh ride package is perfect for just the two of you! Package includes Champagne, chocolates and an authentic buffalo robe for extra warmth to make your ride truly special. This ride is taken in a small 2 seat cutter sleigh – a true one-horse open sleigh! Includes: Fireside stop with Champagne, chocolates and an authentic buffalo robe. 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.
per person
Dec-Mar
Throughout the day
45 Mins
Hourly rides and backcountry horseback vacations

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 the our trail and miniature horses.
per person
Apr – Oct
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
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 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
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
Banff Horseback Pack Trips with Banff Trail Riders

Sundance Overnight Lodge – 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
Sundance Explorer Backcountry Lodge Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders

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 Strom Pack 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
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 trot up to the Windy Knoll where you can take striking photos of the sweeping landscape.
per person
Apr – Oct
9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm
2 Hours
Horseback Rides in Banff

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 up at sky-piercing mountaintops, thick alpine forests, rolling hills and jagged rock formations. Your journey continues through the Cave and Basin – the birthplace of Banff National Park, where you will find bubbling sulphur waters and remarkable rock caverns. While travelling along the Sundance Canyon Trail, keep an eye out for beaver, elk, coyotes and occasionally, bears. Ride around the Windy Knoll and then up Sulphur Mountain, where sweeping views of the Bow Valley await. This is definitely a trip you’ll want to bring your camera for.
per person
May-Sep
9:30am, 1:30pm
3 Hours
Horseback Tent Trip in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders

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. At the end of a full day of riding and exploring, you’ll bed down in well-equipped camps 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 those used by the trail riders of Banff’s past.
per person
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Campsites
Canadian Rockies Horseback Rides with Banff Trail Riders

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 Strom Pack Trail, a path forged through the dense Banff forests by renowned explorer Erling Strom in the early 1900s. Amidst dense fragrant pines and snow-crested mountains that pierce the sky, you’ll get to experience the wild side of Banff that not many visitors get to see. Remote and without any internet or cell service, the backcountry lodges where you will be staying offer a chance to find peaceful quiet and reconnect with friends and loved ones over a crackling campfire. With a backcountry expert to guide you, this horseback experience is a chance to learn about the history of early exploration in the region. With four days to wander and discover Canada’s oldest
per person
Jun-Sep
Wednesday
Lodge
Horseback Ride Fall Banff Trail Riders

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 hotel, spot elk or coyotes in the brush, and then cross the tumbling Spray River in this half-day adventure. From snow-capped mountains and sparkling waterfalls to roaring rivers and thick alpine forests, this trip takes you from the bustling Banff town-site to the peaceful wilderness just a few miles away. See the renowned Rimrock Resort Hotel, and then trek down to the valley and lead your horse across the lively Spray River. You’ll ride along the base of Mount Rundle – where you can get a bird’s eye view of both the towns of Banff and Canmore – before passing by the immaculate fairways of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. You’ll continue on to the roaring Bow Falls
per person
May-Oct
9:30am, 2:30pm
3 Hours
Horseback Riding Trip in Banff, Canadian Rockies

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 and comfortable, so you can relax and focus on the jaw-dropping scenery around you. When night falls you’ll be warm and cosy as you curl up in your A-frame canvas tent, set on a raised wooden platform. Listen to the gentle hush of the forest as you fall asleep. In the morning you’ll have a wash stand with hot water for freshening up and a tasty meal prepared for you in the kitchen tent - the perfect fuel to give you energy for a day on the trail. Plus, as you ride down the spectacular trails your guide will weave entertaining tales of the history of Canada’s rugged backcountry and what it was like to live and work in
per person
Jun-Sep
Monday, Friday
Campsites
Horseback Ride Banff Trail Riders

Ride & 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 for wildlife and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Midway through the ride, you'll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality and some tasty comfort food. But before digging in, work up an appetite with a few western style games, like lassoing and horse-shoes. The ride is also perfect for youngsters. Anyone joining the group can choose to take a relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River to 3 Mile Cabin and then re-join the group for an authentic cowboy bbq. A perfect adventure for all ages of the family group and available as a lunch or dinner departure time
per person
May-Sep, Sept-Oct
11:00am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
Wagon Ride on the Cowboy Cookout in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders

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 dinner. Arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality and some tasty comfort food. But before digging in, work up an appetite with a few western-style games, like lassoing and horse-shoes. Anyone joining the group can choose to take a horseback ride along the Bow River to 3 Mile Cabin and then re-join the group for an authentic cowboy bbq. A perfect adventure for all ages of the family group and available as a lunch or dinner departure time and meal. Cowboy cookouts are available group bookings, with a buyout option for 40 or more people. Please contact us for enquiries and further information.
per person
May-Sep, Sept-Oct
11:00am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
3 Hours
Banff Family Carriage Ride with Banff Trail Riders

Carriage Rides

Private horse-drawn carriage tours are available daily from downtown Banff. Please use the contact form, or call us, to enquire about availability for this tour. Each carriage can hold up to six passengers. We offer three standard tours as well as the ability to customize a tour specifically for you. Downtown Banff Carriage Ride - 15 Mins This carriage ride takes you through town and along the Bow River. You will pass by many of the original homesteads of Banff, each having a story to tell. From the Bow River you pass by Banff’s Central Park and back onto Banff Avenue for your return to downtown Banff. Bow River Carriage Ride - 30 Mins A carriage ride taking you over the Bow River and past the Indian Trading Post (home of the Merman!) onto one of Banff’s prestigious residential streets. We follow the Bow
per person
Apr – Oct
Throughout the day
15 Mins, 30 Mins, 1 Hour
Banff Horseback Pack Trips with Banff Trail Riders

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 an almost zen-like quiet out here. This is just another day on the trail when you go on our 6-day Halfway Lodge horseback adventure. You’ll pass by the shimmering waters of the Bow River, travel along a historic pack trail and then ride up Allenby Pass, where jagged rock formations line the route. And although you do climb to an elevation of 8,100 feet on this trip, the terrain is gentle for the entire way. And for all the rugged scenery you’ll get to gaze at on this trek, the adventure itself is far from ‘roughing it.’ Unwind in rustic
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 to an hour long from any locations in Banff (excluding Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and the Rimrock Hotel) and can accommodate up to 6 passengers in the carriage. The package rate includes some waiting time so you won’t have to worry if you are running a few minutes late and can be customized to suit your special day. You do not need to be getting hitched to take advantage of the package rate. This option is open to anyone looking to add a little elegance to their day. For help planning your special day, check out www.banffbride.com for links to the best wedding service providers in the Bow Valley. Our wedding photographer of choice is Malcolm Carmichael at Peak
per person
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 the ages of 3 and 7 years old can now join in the cowboy fun by going on a 15-minute horse ride at our Warner Stables location. They will learn the basics of horseback riding such as mounting a horse and holding onto the reins. And if your child has never been up close to one of these friendly animals before, now’s the chance to give them an introduction. This experience is available on a first come, first served basis.
per person
Apr – Oct
Throughout the day
15 Mins
Skiers at Sundance Lodge in Banff, Canadian Rockies

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 gentle bend of Brewster Creek with the massive Sundance Range as a backdrop, this lodge is one you soon won’t forget. The lodge has 10 sleeping rooms (with a maximum capacity of 34), a large country kitchen, and a cozy living room area where you can curl up by the wood burning fireplace and lose yourself in a good book. And after a day spent hiking or skiing in the fresh mountain air, you’ll appreciate an added comfort – hot showers! Mealtime is always an event – you’ll delight in hearty, home-cooked meals and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods – no one
per person
Dec-Mar
2:00pm
All Ages
Tubing at Mt Norquay in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Sleighride + Tubing + Hotsprings

30 min Sleighride + Tubing at Banff Mt. Norquay + Banff Hotsprings Pass
per person
Dec-Mar
4+
Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain

Sleighride + Hotsprings + Gondola

30 min Sleighride + Banff Hotsprings Pass + Banff Gondola
per person
Dec-Mar
All Ages
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 300 backcountry horses. Your guide will tell you about the horse corrals and dedicated barns, so you can see exactly how ranchers care for the animals. Along the way, you’ll gain a much better understanding of how Warner Stables works. You can also add on a Trail Ride, wagon ride or BBQ Cookout. Please contact us for further information on this tour.
per person
Year Round
Throughout the day
1.5 Hours
Sundance Lodge Winter Log Cabin in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Rent A Log Cabin

For a getaway your group won’t soon forget – the entire lodge to yourself. This program allows up to 26 – family, friends, corporations, weddings and other special interest groups to enjoy Sundance Lodge to themselves. All guest rooms, lounge, dining and amenities are yours exclusively. Sundance Lodge offers backcountry comfort and complete privacy and guests can choose from a gentle 10km (6.2 miles) or 16km (10 miles) cross country ski, snowshoe or bike in to the lodge. Please note that skiing is dependent on snow conditions. The massive log cabin is built with locally harvested timber and features indoor washrooms and heated showers. Sundance Lodge welcomes those in search of a uniquely quintessential Canadian log cabin experience. Not a large group, looking for exclusive use? Visit our Sundance Lodge Winter Stay page.
per person
Dec-Mar
2:00pm
All Ages
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 rushing through your hair and looked down to see an inflated tube? If not, you should try it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfcd858YPN8 Whether you’ve never touched skis or a snowboard, or just want to try something different, snow tubing is a great way down the hill. The snow tube park, the first in the Banff area, has a magic carpet and large sliding lanes to go down along with your group of friends or your family. It’s a unique way to enjoy the slopes, and another reason to call Norquay home this winter. The tube park also has a small sliding area, and a kids play area. So there’s even more to do on the tubing hill for your little ones.
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 of a modern facility in a splendid historic spa and bath house - against a backdrop of Banff National Park's spectacular alpine scenery. You can relax in the comfort of soothing, natural hot springs where travellers have come to "take the waters" for more than a century. The Banff Upper Hot Springs is one of Banff's most famous attractions; discovered in 1884, the hot springs were included in Banff National Park, the first National Park in Canada. Whether you are travelling to Banff for skiing, snowboarding, hiking or sightseeing, Banff Upper Hot Springs is the thing to do in Banff, so come relax and ease your sore muscles in the natural hot springs.
per person
Year Round
Throughout the day
Open Ticket
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 the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Sit back and relax in a 4 passenger, glass enclosed gondola. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2281m (7486ft) above sea level. You will feel like you're on top of the world when you are standing on the spacious main level observation deck, where the optional Banff Skywalk (an 1km self-guided interpretive walkway) leads you to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and Sanson's Peak Meteorological Station. Other services at the Banff Gondola include two gift shops, two restaurants, a Starbucks coffee shop, one snack bar, interpretive hiking trails and an interactive giant compass.
per person
Year Round
Throughout the day
Open Ticket