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3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride provided by Banff Trail Riders

3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

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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
Important Information
Departure Point
Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada
Duration
3h
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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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 at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
33Reviews
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jade wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
I did the 3hr ride here on 27th August. I'm an experienced rider(18 years riding English)- this ride is at a walk only pace which was fine by me as I was busy taking in the scenery! My horse was called Jessie- he was steady and knew his job well. The staff were all friendly
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review
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StripeyCat wrote a review Nov 2019
Haarlem, The Netherlands36 contributions2 helpful votes
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We did the 3 Hour Bow Valley Loop. It was just lovely. The horses were calm and well-trained. I was surprised at how comfortable it was. Having only experienced English riding before, I was expecting to be a little sore after 3 hours, but western style is totally different.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thanks for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed the ride. Next time you should try an overnight trip. You will not be disappointed.
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Lunabelle13 wrote a review Sep 2019
norwich15 contributions10 helpful votes
I've never ridden before, and was a bit nervous about going out for 3 hours, but the staff were really lovely - they took their time finding the best horse for me (Spud - I miss him!), and when we were out on the trail they checked on us frequently to make sure we were all okay.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Fran86 wrote a review Sep 2019
Plymouth, United Kingdom7 contributions
We did the 3 hour Bow Valley Trail. I have seen some reviews on here that say the horses are not treated that well, but I saw no evidence of this. The horses seemed well looked after and well behaved. We were told on the ride the stable only use geldings as they are more placid
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at 3 Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride
Responded 26 Sep 2019
Thank you for your review we appreciate you taking the time.
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Mel P wrote a review Aug 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
The whole tour was just great. You get everything you need and get help with getting on the horse, followed by easy constructions. On the ride we had some great views and our guide explained us a lot about the area. I would always do it again.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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About the operator

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By: Banff Trail Riders
sharonfQ2117IE
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Superb experience
Booked the 1 hour ride for a family of 4. Jill was our leader and was exceptional guiding my 8 yr old daughter on h
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AtahanVancouver
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Good horse ride
Horse ride was fun but very slow & through a trail with not much to see. We never stopped to take photos and they
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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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KimJoMo
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Memorable Staycation
This was the first experience some of my kids have had riding a horse and they loved it! The scenery is breath taki
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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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annestinems
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1 hour ride with the boys.
Great staff. Beautiful horses. Perfect scenery. Would definitely do it again. Full of interesting information
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Hollett84
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So fun
Upon arrival the staff was amazing , we were late arriving due to we went to the wrong spot. The staff was very fr
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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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Key Details
  • Banff National Park, Bow River Trail, and 1 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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