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 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
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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
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
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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