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Address: 132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada (Formerly Holiday on Horseback)
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+1 403-762-4551
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Discover a side of Banff you can only see on horseback. Banff Trail Riders...

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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US$29.50*
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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Banff
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US$48.36*
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Banff Horseback-Riding Adventure
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US$212.27*
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Horseback-Riding Tour in Banff with BBQ Lunch

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Winter sleigh-ride was cold, but fun.

We did a winter sleigh-ride in January 2017. It was very cold out, but we were dressed appropriately and they had plenty of blankets for everyone. It was cloudy so we didn't get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mark D
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Dallas, Georgia
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47 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not too impressed. We arrived early (as it stated in the confirmation since they stick to a strict schedule). When we arrived, there was nobody there and no directions. A few others showed up and they wandered around as well. Someone came out a (farther) building, and put them into a private sleigh. We were led into a barn where... More 

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reading about the sleigh ride tours before going to Banff sounded like a nice romantic trip for myself and my partner. However, it wasn't quite as we anticipated. The tour was a last minute thing. I unfortunately fractured my collarbone snow boarding and had to make other plans. It was just about more fun than throwing myself down that mountain.... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a winter sleigh-ride in January 2017. It was very cold out, but we were dressed appropriately and they had plenty of blankets for everyone. It was cloudy so we didn't get the spectacular views we were hoping for - but we did get some good looks and took plenty of pictures. Mike was our cowboy/guide and did a... More 

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Medicine Hat, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our sleigh ride as a family on Christmas Day. Such a great experience. Staff are very friendly with knowledgeable tour guides. The whole experience was well organized and enjoyable. They have a bonfire with marshmallows , hot chocolate and hot apple cider after the ride, which is a nice way to warm up afterwards. Highly recommend this experience,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here once before. We booked a sleigh ride but had to do a wagon ride due to lack of snow. The 2 guides were great lots of stories and laughter. Love this place and planning on doing a trail ride for a few days with these guys next year. Cant recall the guys names but both amazing we went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Hubbs and I booked a 1 hour ride last minute (I booked it the night before after reading about it in a brochure) and the only regret we had was that we didn't book the 2 hour ride! It was fantastic and we will 100% be coming back! We plan on doing a few different tours and can't wait.... More 

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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders - Day Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the ride. We hope to see you out on the trail with us again soon. PS The mud has rejuvenating qualities :) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I wasn't expecting the wagon ride and BBQ to be as good as it was, but I would recommend the experience. It started off rather scarily with the automated barrier coming down on the horses, but the drivers was experienced and it didn't affect our overall enjoyment. In the woods we were taught roping and horse-shoe throwing while we awaited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We took the 2 hr ride. Through the muck of the forest, along the Bow River, straight up a mountain and then down. It was hard to take pictures on the horse. So even though you are encouraged to bring a camera, it is very hard with the motion of the horse and to take pictures with one hand. That... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I took a 2 hour trail ride here on a lovely sunny fall afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The trail guides were very good in that they were not overbearing and very patient. I'd recommend this for anyone wanting a great outdoor adventure while in Banff! This was my second time here and the horses were so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We signed up for an overnight ride 5 months in advance (this was how long we had to wait!). 2 weeks before our ride we had notice that our trip would leave at 11:30 instead of 9:30 because of a race in town. We arrived at 11 and were not allowed to turn down sundance road. After 2 phone calls... More 

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