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Banff Trail Riders

#9 of 39 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 good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“hour ride” (67 reviews)
“sleigh ride” (41 reviews)
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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+1 403-762-4551
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 4 day Vermillion Ridge back country trip and it was AMAZING! Our guides Ross and Harry were just the best - they were knowledgable, fun and took great care of us (which included making some hot lunches and cowboy coffee) The...More

Thank amybh1983
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review I am glad you enjoyed our Backcountry, it is a special place and one that we enjoy showing people.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time on the one hour ride. Three generations of the family. The horses were calm and the staff were excellent

Thank Laings11c
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 5 enjoyed the 4d/3night tent camping trip. What a beautiful experience. The guides were first rate, the horses amazing and the memories more than I could describe.

Thank momo1197
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 1 hour ride along the lake. Unfortunately we were not warned of the mosquito swarms - neither at booking nor before saddling up. This resulted in stressed horses and lots of mosquito bites for the riders. A day ahead we contacted Banff...More

1  Thank gENXHB
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I appreciate your comments, Im sorry the mosquito's bothered you. I think its a little unfair to rate us poorly over the flies. The flies are generally not an issue and people who venture outside usually prepare with sunscreen and bug spray. I do appologise...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We participated in the Cowboy Trail Lunch. This is about a 1 hour ride to a 'Cowboy Lunch", and then the ride back to the stables. Some of us had ridden before, some of us not at all. All the horses we rode were very...More

Thank Sally H
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Im glad you and your family enjoyed the Cowboy Cookout, its one of my favorite rides. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit.. I was a bit hesitant booking this activity after reading some less positive reviews here but I can't judge if I haven't done it myself so I booked the Spray River trip. I was quite scared being around horses again after...More

1  Thank WanderJude
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Im glad you were able to overcome your nerves and hopefully enjoy the scenery.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot say enough great things about this entire trip. We went on the two day, overnight at Sundance Lodge on June 23/24, 2017. I booked the trip for five of my family members including myself and my mom, who is 78. Both of us...More

4  Thank mbp1303
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback, thank you for all the kind words. I will ensure to pass them along to the team. Its great to see you back in the saddle, next time try one of our longer trips that also visit Halfway Lodge.... It just...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some time to kill one afternoon in Banff and wandered down to Banff Trail Riders on the off chance they could fit us in for a ride. We had just missed 1 trip but we were told there was space on the next...More

Thank evertonl
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Im glad you enjoyed your ride, thank you for sharing.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the winter sleigh ride. Great outing. It was really cold but they gave us rugs. The guides were awesome

Thank Trace2367
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were part of a tour group and went on this lovely ride on horse-drawn wagons in late May. The people in my wagon were enjoying it and I found it fun as well as quite serene being driven in a wilderness setting. We had...More

4  Thank Slim5144
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great review, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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Sylvia_05501
7 March 2017|
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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
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nancysalasmd
26 February 2017|
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Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Our minimum age for day rides is 8. We do take 3-7 year olds on pony leads.
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cazhalls
23 January 2017|
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Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Yes you can as long as we have availability on the day. We are quite busy in Summer especially July and August. To book just give us a call once your in town, or on our website.
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