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Banff Horseback Riding Tour

By Discover Banff Tours


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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
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  • Your choice of horseback rides in Banff National Park

  • A friendly horse for every rider

  • Riding instruction provided by an experienced trail guide

  • Views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains from your saddle

  • Perfect for all experience levels, from beginner to advanced

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided horseback ride

  • What's included

    All necessary equipment and gear

  • What's included

    Basic horseback riding instruction

  • What's excluded

    Souvenir photograph

  • What's excluded


Know Before You Book

  • Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • You must be 8 years or older.

  • You must weigh less than 230 pounds (104 kg).

  • If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • Weather conditions determine whether activity takes place.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders regrettably any disabilities or special needs riders cannot be accommodated.

  • 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).

  • All guest are required to wear a mask when checking in for their ride or when using the facilities.

What you can expect

Experience the beauty of Banff National Park from a saddle on this horseback ride through your choice of trails departing from stables close to city centre Banff.

Whether you're a novice rider or advanced, there's a friendly horse to fit your needs. Riding instructions are given on site and you're free to ask your guide any questions. While on the trail, lead and trail riders are there to assist you and provide their own insight into the magnificent natural surroundings.

An experienced photographer is also on hand to snap your picture as you mount your horse and head out on the trail. These photographs are available for purchase upon your return.

Bow River Ride (1 hour): Pass the natural mineral springs that flow from the historic Cave and Basin area. Your trail then loops around a marsh and follows the Bow River back to the stables.

Sundance Loop Ride (2 hours): Follow the Bow River trail and then head up Sulphur Mountain and around the Windy Knoll viewpoint. Snap pictures of the dazzling Canadian Rocky Mountains as you climb before looping back around the marsh.

Sulphur Mountain Ride (4 hours): From snow-capped mountains and sparkling waterfalls to roaring rivers and thick alpine forests, this trip takes you from the bustling Banff town-site. You'll past Bow Falls, cross the Spray River, and climb two thirds of the way up Sulphur Mountain along wooded trails. During your trip you will stop for a small snack break before continung along the trail. On the descent you’ll ride along the base of Mount Rundle to the Bow Falls and cross the Spray River once more.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Warner Stables
  • Sundance Road
  • Banff Alberta T0L

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Warner Stables (for the Bow River Ride and Sundance Loop Ride)
    • Sundance Road
    • Banff Alberta T0L
    • Banff Springs Corrals (for the Sulphur Mountain Ride)
    • 407 Spray Avenue
    • Banff Alberta T0L

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