Throughout the day
Departure Time
1 Hour
Duration
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Riders
May-Oct
Season

Cross a tranquil river on horseback and then admire an enchanting Rocky Mountain waterfall.

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The one-hour Spray River Horseback Ride gives you a great introduction to the untouched wilderness that can be found just outside the Banff townsite. Breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air as your friendly guide leads you towards 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 corrals.

Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at our Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders


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

1

Bow Falls

Breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air as you approach the roaring Bow Falls.
2

Cross the Spray River

The most unique feature of this trip is crossing the tranquil 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.
Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at our Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders


The tour is a one hour horseback ride. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time.
The tour is a one-hour horseback ride past Bow Falls and across the Spray River. You will be provided with a brief riding instruction, a helmet, a friendly horse, and lead and tail guides riding at each end of the small group.
Please meet at the Banff Springs Corrals on Spray Avenue in Banff. The corrals are located before the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and behind the tennis courts.
Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
You must wear sturdy, closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle and long pants are best for riding. Please note that sandals of any kind are not permitted. Helmets are provided and are mandatory for all riders and mosquito repellent is highly recommended.
No experience is necessary and if you’ve never been riding before then we’ll be sure to pair you with the perfect horse so you can enjoy a comfortable ride. Our guides will also provide a brief riding instruction prior to the ride.
Guests cannot bring a backpack on the horse.
Horseback rides run rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Please do not wear a rain poncho, as they can flap in the wind and spook the horses.
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
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at our Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders


Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at our Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders


  • Riders must check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Riders must be at least 8 years old.
  • Riders aged 17 and under must be accompanied on the ride by a legal guardian.
  • Riders must weigh less than 230lbs / 104kg, fully dressed (your weight may need to be verified on our scales).
  • Riders must wear fully enclosed shoes (no heels).
  • Each rider must be able to speak and understand fluent English.
  • Riders must be in good physical condition.
  • Helmets are mandatory and to be worn by all riders.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the ride. A waiver must also be completed by the legal guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • COVID-19: Guests should not attend our tour if showing any signs or symptoms of illness.

Refunds are not issued if guests are disqualified from riding due to not meeting these requirements.

Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at our Banff Springs Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders


Horseback ride through the Spray River with Banff Trail Riders
Ride from the Banff Springs Corrals
Horseback ride by Bow Falls with Banff Trail Riders
Ride through the Spray River with Banff Trail Riders