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Address: 132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada (Formerly Holiday on Horseback)
Phone Number: +1 403-762-4551
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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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Horseback-Riding Tour in Banff with BBQ Lunch

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Unexpected gem

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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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 13 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went on the chuck Wagon BBQ. There was around 16 or more of us. It was very cold when we arrived but there was blankets in the wagon. It seemed to me the most important thing was to sign the release form. We went out into a wagon with a red top which did not inspire me to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We are in Banff for our honeymoon and thought we'd try some Canadian fun and booked on for the Cowboy Cookout. It's a 3 hour tour were you ride your horses down to a lodge, eat and then take a longer routw back on Sulphur Mountain. Being a bit nervous around horses I was given the choice to stay near... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had an evening chuck wagon tour one evening, had a great bbq dinner and then a great tour back at dusk. The young lady driving our wagon was a delight and very informative about the local flora and fauna. When we arrived at the campsite it was a bit cold and damp, but a roaring fire was welcoming. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The only thing bad I can say about our 6 day - 5 night backcountry lodge trip is that it has been very depressing to return home. From the minute we met our guide / trail-side cook / stand up comedian Mark, we knew it would be a great trip. When we first arrived, we met our six companions (who... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. The backcountry is a special place and im glad you enjoyed it. I will make sure to pass on your comments to Mark, Steve and Marita. We hope to see you out on the trails again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We rode the shortest, cheapest route and it was fab - a one hour ride along the river and it was a beautiful route. I have never been horse riding before and was admittedly a little nervous however there was no need to be. Apart from the member of staff in the 'shed' where you fill out your disclaimer form... More 

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