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1 Hour Bow River Ride provided by Banff Trail Riders

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All guest are required to wear a mask when checking in for their ride or when using the facilities.
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy a fun introduction to horseback riding during this excursion through the Banff National Park. Led by a cowboy guide, ride beside the Bow River or Spray River and past natural springs. Experience the beauty and grandeur of this mountainous area while resting your feet and letting the horse do the work. Ideal for first-time riders, as basic riding instruction will be given.
Highlights
  • Includes use of safety helmets
  • Learn about the history of Banff from your guide
  • Cover more ground than you would hiking
  • A family-friendly excursion that's ideal for beginners
Important Information
Departure Point
Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lead and tail guides
  • Use of horse
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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 230lbs. 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 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Riders must wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle - no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • Adults must sign a waiver for all activities, and a waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any person under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Sharon F wrote a review 9 Aug
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Booked the 1 hour ride for a family of 4. Jill was our leader and was exceptional guiding my 8 yr old daughter on how to handle her horse - Leroy. The trail on the way back alongside Bow river was exceptional.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 1 Hour Bow River Ride
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed the ride with the family.
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Atahan Y. wrote a review 9 Aug
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Horse ride was fun but very slow & through a trail with not much to see. We never stopped to take photos and they did not offer to take out photos either. You are expected to take photos as you are riding the horse. If you are with someone else, make sure to take photos of them
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 1 Hour Bow River Ride
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for the review, sorry you felt rushed. For safety it is impossible to stop on the trail and take photos for guests.
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KimJoMo wrote a review 7 Aug
Edmonton, Canada63 contributions10 helpful votes
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This was the first experience some of my kids have had riding a horse and they loved it! The scenery is breath taking. The guides were professional and safety conscious. Hand sanitizer was provided before our ride and the guides wore masks even though we were outside.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 1 Hour Bow River Ride
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We appreciate you feedback and are glad your family enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you on the trails again soon.
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annestinems wrote a review Jul 2020
Saskatoon, Canada4 contributions
Great staff. Beautiful horses. Perfect scenery. Would definitely do it again. Full of interesting information I didn't know about. My boys want to go back again and we will.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 1 Hour Bow River Ride
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Hollett84 wrote a review Jul 2020
Newfoundland9 contributions1 helpful vote
Upon arrival the staff was amazing , we were late arriving due to we went to the wrong spot. The staff was very friendly and helpful , the tour was amazing not only a beautiful ride but a little bit of a history lesson of Banff
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 1 Hour Bow River Ride
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the review we are glad you made the ride.
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About the operator

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By: Banff Trail Riders
Carol0553
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Perfect family activity!
This was fantastic! The guides were friendly, horses were gentle and easy to ride, the scenery was stunning. My s
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Keith H
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A fantastic tour
Our family booked the half hour wagon ride in Banff, and are really wishing we had done the full hour! What an amaz
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mango_mad
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Horsey love for Banff Trail Riders
Extremely professional group. Very organized, with wonderful horses. It would be hard not to have a good experience
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pipes
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Beautiful country
Great Ride Just wanted to comment on our recent 4 day ride up to Half Way Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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SquamishDaraB
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Highlight of Banff
Highly recommend this company! We had an amazing time with the two young ladies who were knowledgeable, profession
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nessa_gomz
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Really beautiful tour
We were a group of 6 and we did the 1 hour trail. The scenery was so beautiful and the horses are so HEALTHY it was
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332roxannec
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Experience of a Lifetime
A last minute booking with a long time school friend took us on a well orchestrated 4 day trip. The lunches were
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CodyA34
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Rude service, and a rip off.
We’d booked a ride for my aunts surprise 60th birthday. The traffic coming into Banff was backed up two hours, and
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Rob_Gough_CA
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Whoa nelly
What a great activity in the heart of Banff. Danni and Emma were excellent hosts on the trail. 9 and 11 year olds l
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loree_gloria
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Elk and mountains and Bears, Oh My!
The wonderful care of the staff: whether you are on four legs or two, everyone is treated with great care and respe
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D3315OBdiannes
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Checking off my bucket list.
Beautiful scenery, knowledgeable host and driver. It was a bitter cold day, so If you plan to do this, dress accor
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mkjensen
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Ski-in at Sundance Lodge with a private group
After being to most of the backcountry /ski-in lodges in the Banff area, we decided to try Sundance Lodge. We were
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S7814OWangelav
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Sleigh ride
Absolutely awesome little jaunt in the snow on a sleigh. The driver was informative and entertaining had a great t
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V5984LMcathyf
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Great guide!
The sleigh ride was a nice way for a little bit of different perspective of the Mountains in Banff. The guide we h
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elainea536
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Absolutely brilliant day out!
My sister and I took my 2 year old son on the covered wagon ride and cookout in May 2019. It was an amazing trip f
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Key Details
  • Bow River Trail, Banff National Park
  • Duration: 1h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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