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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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US$ 30.95*
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“hour ride” (77 reviews)
“sleigh ride” (46 reviews)
“warner stables” (35 reviews)
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was busy with 3 full group sleighs and 2 individual sleighs at our booked time. The horses were majestic and the check in folks were pleasant. Although it was very cold, we were comfortable with our warm clothes and the provided lap blankets. Our...More

Thank Stephmc15
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, Im sorry you did not get a tour from the guide I will pass your comments along so the team can learn from them.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our sleigh ride with Mike, and his horses, Wayne and Barney! It was quite cold that morning but the skies were clear and sunny and we had a gorgeous ride with our kids. We brought extra blankets which was perfect. Highly recommended winter...More

Thank Analea W
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. I will pass on your comments to Mike. We are glad you enjoyed the ride.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a private carriage ride in and around the town of Banff to celebrate both her birthday and our wedding anniversary. Our driver/guide, Kate, and our horse, Crockett, were excellent hosts. Crockett calmly negotiated the streets of the town with Kate...More

1  Thank Craig L
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team.

Reviewed 15 November 2017

We did the evening horseback ride to a small campsite to have a drink and steak fry. We had a large group and this made a great atmosphere throughout the journey. The route was picturesque, with the sun starting to set and it was lovely...More

Thank 9hellis
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Can't say enough good things about this stable. We managed to snag a sweet coupon on Travelzoo.com. We went on the Sundance Lodge overnight and it was worth every penny. The weather was beautiful, the horses well trained and behaved, the staff were wonderful. The...More

1  Thank OttawaJoan
Reviewed 14 October 2017 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 14 October 2017

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 8 October 2017 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 7 October 2017

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

1  Thank BornReisende
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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
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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.