If there are two things we know best, it’s a horseback riding in Banff and a good old fashioned cowboy bbq. We’ve combined both in a family friendly experience known as the Cowboy Cookout.

By far and large, some of our best horseback rides in Banff are the ones that cross the cool, glacial and spring-fed waters that flow through the Bow Valley. Banff Trail Riders offers two river crossing rides that take guests through one of the most beautiful parts of Banff National Park.

Trotting beside the very river that has sculpted and shaped the Bow Valley since the last ice age is a powerful thing. This is the Banff Trail Riders’ Bow River Ride …

If you’ve never been on horseback before, you can feel a bit out of your element when you get up on the saddle for the first time. Suddenly you are high above the ground, astride a leather seat perched on a living, breathing animal. You’re not too sure how to

The Banff backcountry is simply stunning – the kind of natural beauty that makes you fall silent with awe. However, many people don’t venture deep into the wilderness. They don’t get to see the way the setting sun turns the mountain-tops to gold. They don’t experience the hushed reverence of

When travellers rave about Banff backcountry trail rides, they often mention the beautiful scenery, the relaxing lodge and the hearty food. However, what really makes the horseback trip memorable is the interaction with the horses. “There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.” –

Western Style Riding (the basics) Looking for a few tips for your horseback ride? But don’t worry our cowboys will review all of this again before your ride!    

Discover why the Banff Backcountry is the best place to try horseback riding. Let’s face it, riding a horse for the first time can be pretty intimidating. After all, these hooved beasts are absolutely enormous!  And if you don’t know how to control the horse and have never been in

With more than a dozen different vacation packages and day rides available, Banff Trail Riders has a trip for every type of rider. If you want to explore the backcountry in comfort… Consider a Multi-Day Lodge Vacation You get to travel on horseback along a historic pack trail that winds

Horseback riding is an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed at all skill levels. But if it’s your first time in the saddle, it’s helpful to know at least a little bit. Our guides also provide another instruction overview at the start of every ride.