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Banff Trail Riders

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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 good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-4551
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did the 2 hr ride from warner stables as well as the 1 hr ride from the corral. Both rides were fantastic although only at a walk I thoroughly enjoyed it. The guides were fantastic very informative and helpful. I would recommend it to...More

Thank Esther C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a 3 hour ride with lunch served. The ride itself is slow and boring. No talking by the guides and you ride single file by the river. Be sure to get in front or you will eat dust. We were lucky and got...More

Thank debkayscu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a couple travelling with our 8 month old I baby girl and are riders. We initially thought that we would need to ride separately so that one of us could stay with our daughter, but Skye, one of the staff who is a...More

Thank vronk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequently ride on vacation and this was the least enjoyable experience we've ever had. There were only a five of us on the 3-hour ride but we moved at a snail's pace. People walking passed us. The route was incredibly well-trod and very dusty....More

Thank BornReisende
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been 20 years since I've been on the back of a horse, but what an amazing experience to go for a fall horseback ride in the Banff area. The ranch staff were so very helpful and eager to ensure we all were having a...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to experience the backcountry and wilderness of the Canadian Rockies, love to be on horseback and still don`t want to miss a warm bed during the nights, this trip is a must. The ride leads to some of the most amazing views...More

Thank AnneHoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three hour round trip starting at 1700, roughly one hour ride there, one hour dinner and ride back. Ride itself is slow paced and not overly scenic. Very dusty on ours, clothes needed a good wash afterwards. No real guiding done other than a few,...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the 3hr Sulphur Mountain trail ride. Had a great time! Thanks Barty (trail guide and fellow Aussie). Two hours into the ride there was a sudden, but not completely unexpected change in weather - temps dropped and rain fell in buckets. On horseback there...More

Thank Peta P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the six day trail ride to Halfway Lodge and the whole trip was fantastic. Both lodges were lovely and living without modern amenities was an experience. Two things made the trip fantastic; the scenery and staff. We saw parts of the national park...More

Thank Potch24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gitty up cowboys, that is unless you turn your ankle. We signed up for two activities with the Banff Trail Riders: Evening Wildlife Safari and Bow River Horse Ride. The Safari large bus was driven by our guide, Becka from England. Her narration was informative...More

Thank MarJan6861
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8 March 2017|
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
27 February 2017|
Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Our minimum age for day rides is 8. We do take 3-7 year olds on pony leads.
24 January 2017|
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Response from Erndog51 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can though I believed I booked 1 day prior.