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Banff Trail Riders

#10 of 41 Outdoor Activities in Banff Features Animals
132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-4551
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Discover a side of Banff you can only see on horseback. Banff Trail Riders (previously Holiday on Horseback take you to places most travellers never experience. We offer hourly rides, backcountry lodge and tent pack trips, sleigh rides and more. Get an authentic old west adventure, even if you have never been on a horse before. We'll match you with a horse, guide and trip that just right for your level of riding experience.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“sleigh ride” (41 reviews)
“spray river” (38 reviews)
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-4551
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've ridden from this stables numerous times now and rate this ride as one of the best. Yes, you'll be riding slowly in a line (it's a national park regulation to protect the wildlife and preserve the trails) but there are few rides that can...More

Thank chmossy
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the 2 hour Sundance Loop Ride. We are not experienced riders , horses are well trained. We did the 12 noon ride. The ride has uphill, downhill parts; it was dusty because it had not rained in a while. It was good, but...More

Thank voda2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed the evening spent with Banff Trail Riders, but I'll try to summarize the good and bad aspects of the experience in a few points. The Good: - Horses are really nice and pretty well trained - One of our guides (Max, from...More

Thank Baconator76
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a rider I am usually apprehesive about the tourist experience on trail rides but this was great. There was no need to go any faster than the pace set by inexperienced riders. The spray river ride was very scenic, lots to great views &...More

Thank TassieAusssie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been looking forward to a horse trekking experience as part of a longer trip to Canada and decided on this company as I was in Banff for four days. I now really regret this and wished I had used one of the stables...More

1  Thank Alibongo1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I attended the cowboy cook out and wagon ride. The food was great, and the wagon ride was fun. Our wagon driver, Claire, did a great job, and both Claire and Jessica, back wagon guide, were very accommodating and knowledgeable about the...More

Thank kenkatzenberger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the one hour ride as a family of five, two of whom had no riding experience. Before we travelled I had read a lot of negate and many reviews about this trip, so I had almost rejected it as an option. *reminder...More

Thank jacqmac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pre-paid for horse back riding for 12 people. Charge was around $2,000 US dollars. Our excursion was a 4 hour horse ride and a chuck wagon type cowboy dinner. We arrived at 4:52 8 minutes early, and we were told we needed to arrive 15...More

4  Thank Sniggins74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this wagon style trip because my wife isn't very confident with horses. You are taken out along the Bow river for an hour, stop and have lunch for an hour then travel back. It was a bit slow but there was plenty...More

Thank Chad53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just finished a 6 day ride to Sundance and Halfway Lodges. I cannot say enough good things about this trip! It was amazing...the staff, food, lodging, scenery and of course the horses were awesome! Rosie was our guide and she is a true gem! All...More

Thank Peggy O
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8 March 2017|
Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
No experience necessary, we will give you some instructions and we have lots of calm horses. Most of our customers on our hourly rides have not ridden before
27 February 2017|
Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Our minimum age for day rides is 8. We do take 3-7 year olds on pony leads.
24 January 2017|
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Response from Erndog51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can though I believed I booked 1 day prior.