Snuggle up with a Sleigh Ride
Winter sleigh ride in Banff with Banff Trail Riders

Cowboys and cowgirls have long had a culture that has captivated visitors to Banff National Park.

The usual image of taming, trailblazing, and settling lands may somewhat be a thing of the past, but the welcoming and personable guides in western wear is very much the experience guests can expect when visiting Banff Trail Riders.

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Local Cowboys and Cowgirls

The best sleigh rides in Banff are guided by our authentic locals along with the friendly four-legged staff in a private or group sleigh. Sleigh rides in Banff are the perfect activity for a family or couple in the midst of winter’s silence. Unlike skiing, this activity is the best way to view the mountains hassle-free as our guides steer the horses through the frozen marshlands of the Bow Valley.

Banff family winter sleigh ride with Banff Trail Riders

Wildlife and Mountain Views

Wildlife in Banff is an expected sight and with this sleigh ride, we have common encounters of elk (sometimes mistaken for reindeer), deer, various rodents and if you’re lucky, a fox or coyote roaming in the grasslands.

Some of the Canadian Rockies most famous mountains are Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain, all of which you’ll get unbeatable views of from your sleigh. The journey starts at Warner Stables and glides through the snowy landscape that is very much unique to this specific region of Banff National Park.

See wildlife such as elk at Warner Stables on a sleigh ride with Banff Trail Riders

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Banff snowy sleigh ride in the Canadian Rockies with Banff Trail Riders
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Banff Winter Sleigh Rides

Spend some time in a winter wonderland on our sleigh rides through Banff's mountain meadows.
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Banff private sleigh ride with Banff Trail Riders
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Private Sleigh Package for Two

Cozy up on a romantic ride on a private sleigh ride for 2 through the snowy Banff foothills.
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40 Mins

Tubing + Sleigh Ride + Hot Springs

Combo Package; slide down the thrilling snowy slopes at Banff's Mount Norquay, snuggle up on a scenic sleigh ride, and

Sleigh Ride + Gondola + Hot Springs

Combo Package; cuddle up on a sleigh ride and soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Finish the day with
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Getting Cozy

Winter is all about getting cozy and with the Banff Trail Riders sleigh ride, this is exactly the experience you’ll get.

A warm fire and hot drinks are all included in the sleigh ride with a delicious alcoholic drink and chocolates for couples on a private tour. And don’t forget about the timeless stories and local tips from your cowboy or cowgirl guide.

Hot chocolate by the fire after a sleigh ride with Banff Trail Riders

Bonus: Head to the Hot Springs

After enjoying this quintessential Canadian experience, head over to the Cave & Basin National Historic Site located just down the road on Cave Ave to find out more about the origins of Banff National Park and the birthplace of the Canadian National Parks system. Here you can view natural hot springs bubbling up from the ground both outside along the boardwalk and in the cave.

Continue staying cozy and warm and experience the Banff Upper Hot Springs, one of the best value activities in the park and open until 10 PM on weeknights and 11 PM on weekends.

Enjoy a winter dip in the Banff Upper Hot Springs
Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Roth & Ramberg

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