Throughout the day
Departure Time
40 Mins
Duration
All Ages
Riders
Dec-Mar
Season

Spend some time in a winter wonderland on a sleigh ride through Banff’s mountain meadows.

COVID-19 UPDATE

For the health and safety of staff and guests, the following measures are in place:

  • Masks are mandatory at all times.
  • Each booking will be seated in their own row, with a minimum of two paid guests per booking.
  • Each row can seat up to three guests (on the half hour) and four guests (on the hour).
  • Blankets and s’mores kits are not included, but can be purchased.

Our excursion begins at Warner Stables located just a short drive from downtown Banff, 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 step aboard 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 enjoy a hot drink back at the stables (weather and snow conditions permitting). S’mores kits will be available to purchase, to enjoy this quintessential winter treat.

The activity takes approximately 40 minutes, with optional time by the campfire after your ride. Advance reservations are recommended. Sleigh rides depart from Warner Stables.

There are two different sleigh sizes, 9 and 16 seater sleighs. If you are a large group, please contact us to book your sleigh rides.

Included
  • Apple Cider
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Everyone can participate in this activity, grandparents, parents and kids. Not sure who has the biggest smiles at the end of the ride." - Jonathan , Co-owner


The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Sleigh ride through the mountain meadows

Step aboard and enjoy spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
2

Hot drinks by the fire

Warm up by the fire after the ride with a hot drink back at the stables.
Included
  • Apple Cider
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Everyone can participate in this activity, grandparents, parents and kids. Not sure who has the biggest smiles at the end of the ride." - Jonathan , Co-owner


The tour runs for approximately 40 minutes, with optional time by the campfire after the ride.
The sleigh ride travels through mountain meadows as you look for wildlife with your friendly guide. Then, enjoy a fireside warmup stop after the ride where you can enjoy a hot drink back at the stables (weather permitting). Blankets and s’mores kits are not included, but can be purchased.

Please meet at Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please follow the sleigh ride signs to check in for your ride at the office in the west barn. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
We recommend that you get to the Warner Stables 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
The sleigh is “open top” so we recommend that everyone dresses warm with multiple layers, mitts, hats, a thick winter jacket and boots. Blankets are not provided, but are available to purchase at the stables.
The sleigh is a traditional wood construction style, with wooden bench seats. You do not sit on hay.
Typically there are two horses pulling the sleigh. The horses are a variety of heavy horse breeds, including Percheron horses. There are two different sleigh sizes, a 9 seater and 16 seater. The 9 seater sleigh runs hourly on the half hour and fits up to three people on each row, and the 16 seater sleigh runs hourly on the hour and can fit up to four people on each row. The sleigh may or may not be full on your tour.
Unfortunately you cannot feed the horses but you certainly can pet them if you wish. They love a good scratch on the cheek. You cannot ride the horses as part of this tour but we do offer horse-riding tours in the summer.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Gratuities are customary and very much appreciated.

Included
  • Apple Cider
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Everyone can participate in this activity, grandparents, parents and kids. Not sure who has the biggest smiles at the end of the ride." - Jonathan , Co-owner


  • There are no age restrictions for this tour and children 3 years and under are free. However, children 3 years and under are not guaranteed a seat (they may have to sit on your lap).
  • Sleigh rides are weather dependent, and may not operate in certain conditions (eg: -35C).
  • All minors under 18 years old participating in a horse activity must have a parent or legal guardian on the ride with them.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any rider under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
Included
  • Apple Cider
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Everyone can participate in this activity, grandparents, parents and kids. Not sure who has the biggest smiles at the end of the ride." - Jonathan , Co-owner


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