Saddle up for a 1-hour trip through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback-riding adventure. Get out of the car and onto the trails of the Bow River or the Spray River, where you'll enjoy the area's beautiful outdoor environment, largely unchanged from the days of the pioneers. This equine-themed odyssey includes a guide, use of a horse, and all necessary equipment.
1-hour horseback ride through Banff National Park
Ride a horse to natural sulfur springs
Ride along the Bow River or the Spray River (depending on option booked)
Learn about the history of the national park from a guide
Inclusions & Exclusions
Lead and tail guides
Use of horse
Basic horseback riding instruction
Food and drink
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Bow River Ride: Warner Stables, Sundance Road, Banff AB T1L 1B9 Spray River Ride: Banff Springs Corrals, Spray Ave (behind the tennis courts next to the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel), Banff AB T1L 1B3
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Get a different perspective of the incredible scenery of Banff, during this 1-hour horse trip along the Bow River or Spray River. This riding experience provides visitors with a first-hand taste of the wild landscape around Banff, much as the early settlers would have seen it, while mounted on horseback.If you chose to cover the Bow River area, head to the natural sulfur hot springs. Follow the trail, which loops around a marsh near the Bow River. As you ride, catch views of Mt. Norquay and the Cascade Mountain in the distance.If you chose to cover the Spray River area, you'll pass Bow Falls, the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, and cross through the tranquil Spray River as you gain a better understanding for the untouched wilderness.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
All riders must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 250lbs. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child's age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
Please note that children will not be paired with an adult - they must ride their own horse.
For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
Children aged 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
Riders must wear long pants and closed toed shoes - no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
All adult riders must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver mustÂ be completed by the parent or guardian of any rider under the age of 18.
Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is 100 percent cancellation fee