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Banff Trail Riders

#9 of 39 Outdoor Activities in Banff Features Animals
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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  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some of these reviews i was a bit hesitant to book with them but everything went perfectly for us. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We took the 1 hr Bow River ride and enjoyed it thoroughly. Horseback riding...More

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

Thank you for your review, I appreciate your comments. Due to the nature of the ride it is hard to communicate with everyone as we travel in a single line. We do try our best and can always answer questions at the end if the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I signed up for the 1 hour Spray River Ride on an morning in early May. I have been on trail rides before but for this one, the horses walk across the river and it was the first time for me! It...More

Thank Jane H
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jane for your comments. It is cool crossing the river, this is my favorite 1 hour ride as well. As for stopping with the horses, it is a safety concern and this is why we keep moving at the walking pace, im sure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this activity. I have a lifetime of horse experience, and I was impressed by this operation. First, the horses- All horses are in good condition and are well cared for. Saddles are properly fitted to the horse, they are well padded. They...More

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

Thank you for your review, we would love to show you Halfway Lodge on our 6 day trip, you will not be disappointed and I will ensure we are stocked with beer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BEWARE Worst service I have ever experienced. Our big group was scheduled for the 5pm cowboy cookout excursion. We arrived at 4:50 and lingered in the parking a bit until 4:55 to check in to find out we were late and that we would not...More

1  Thank Kelli S
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

First and foremost, many thanks for your comments and we truly do appreciate all of our customers feedback and the opportunity to respond. While we do value your perspectives, there seems to be a few areas worthy of clarification. As you fairly and accurately noted,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 2 hour trail ride with Josh. He made the whole outing fun with some laughs and plenty of info!! Easy stroll on the horses with amazing scenery and company!!

Thank mandytim2017
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Im glad you enjoyed your ride, thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My cousin and I booked a trail ride for 2hours the Sundance loop. We may not be expert riders but this something we do every year. When we got to the stables 1/2 hour before like it stated when we got our confirmation. Now my...More

4  Thank babajoan
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Im sure you can appreciate we take our horse health very seriously and we need to have a weight limit. I apologize this was not dealt with in a more professional manner to avoid any embarrassment. I will pass on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 2 hour trail ride with some family over may long weekend for a surprise birthday weekend for my mom's 50th. We all had a blast and our trail guide (josh the aussie) was super funny and informative! Would definitely book this again

1  Thank jessicaknight9
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and happy birthday to your mom. We hape to see you agan soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this months in advance for 4 people. Received a voicemail 1 hour before saying the ride was cancelled. Called them back. They claimed they sent an email. The email came much later, after the ride was scheduled Lady on the phone told us to...More

1  Thank Greg G
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greg I apologize if you were spoken to rudely, there is no excuse for that. Unfortunately your ride had to be cancelled because we were unable to cross the rivers due to the high water levels. Your safety is our number 1 priority and unfortunately...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are an experienced rider you'll most likely be left disappointed by the 2/3 hour treks. It is a simple walk which the horses all know so well you won't have to do any work yourself. Whilst this is perfect for novices, if you...More

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

Thanks for your review, I appreciate your opinions. We do not misrepresent our rides and all our literature states that the rides are at a walking pace. I am sure you can appreciate that given the mixed abilities we have on our rides, safety is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from 3 day Sundance Lodge trip - nothing but gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of everyone at Banff Trail Riders for organizing such a wonderful opportunity for a newbie rider like me. In what can only be described as the penultimate glamping...More

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

Thank you so much for your review. I appreciate all your comments and will be sure to share them with the team. Now that your comfortable on a horse you might want to try our 6 day lodge trip that ventures further into the backcountry...More

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Sylvia_05501
Do you need horsebackriding experience?
7 March 2017|
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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
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nancysalasmd
what is the youngest age allowed to ride?
26 February 2017|
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Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Our minimum age for day rides is 8. We do take 3-7 year olds on pony leads.
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cazhalls
Can you book this trip in Banff and could you do it on the day of booking
23 January 2017|
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Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Yes you can as long as we have availability on the day. We are quite busy in Summer especially July and August. To book just give us a call once your in town, or on our website.
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