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Banff Horseback Ride

Saddle up for the Banff Horseback Ride along the Bow River. It’s the perfect way to relax, get plenty of fresh air and savor the splendor of Banff National Park, home to wildlife amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows.
Where:Banff, Alberta
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 8 years
Price for:1 Participant
Picture of Banff Horseback Ride - Bow River Ride - 1 hour
Banff Horseback Ride - Bow River Ride - 1 hour
Picture of Banff Horseback Ride -  Sundance Loop Ride - 2 hours
Banff Horseback Ride - Sundance Loop Ride - 2 hours
Picture of Banff Horseback Ride - Bow Valley Loop Ride - 3 hours
Banff Horseback Ride - Bow Valley Loop Ride - 3 hours
Horseback riding for the first time? No worries.

These Banff horseback riding tours have been designed to give you a taste of what the courageous settlers experienced over 200 years ago.

Bow River Ride – 1 hour:
A guided horseback ride along the Bow River and past the natural sulphur hot springs flowing from the Cave and Basin, the original historic hot springs. As you follow the winding trail on this ride, you’ll get unspoiled views of the spectacular Rocky Mountains the entire time.

Sundance Loop – 2 hours:
This ride is an extension of the 1 Hour Bow River Ride, which rides along the tranquil Bow River and passes by the historic Cave and Basin. The ride then continues up Sulphur Mountain and around the Windy Knoll viewpoint before returning to the stables.

Bow Valley Loop Ride - 3 hours:
This ride offers the greatest variety of scenery from the Cave and Basin area to a thick, lush forest. While travelling along the Sundance Canyon Trail, keep an eye out for elk, beaver, coyotes and occasionally, bears. You’ll ride through the tranquility of the woods for approximately 45-minutes. You’ll continue your horseback ride around the Windy Knoll as you climb Sulphur Mountain for magnificent views of the Bow Valley, before following the Bow River back to Warner Stables.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore Banff National Park on horseback like the pioneers did.
  • Your horse will guide you along the tranquil Bow River and past the historic Cave and Basin.
  • On the longer rides, gaze upon the Bow Valley from a high vantage point and then follow the Bow River upon your return.

When:Daily May to September, weather and trail conditions permitting. Tour daily.

What’s included:

  • A friendly horse
  • Friendly, professional lead and tails guides riding at each end of the small group
  • Brief ridng instruction
  • All necessary equipment including helmet

Need to know:

  • No previous horseback riding experience is required. You'll be paired with the perfect horse so you can have a comfortable ride.
  • Minimum age is 8 years.
  • Children aged 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
  • Maximum weight is 230 lbs.
  • Our Banff Horseback Riding Tour provider is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests. This means that the maximum weight and minimum age requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child’s age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
  • Please wear closed toed shoes and long pants. Dress for the weather.
  • Children will not be paired with an adult. They must ride their own horse.
  • All adult riders must sign a waiver prior to the tour.
  • A waiver must be completed by the parent or guardian of any rider under the age of 18.
  • Please ensure you arrive 30 minutes before your ride is schedule to depart.
  • For safety purposes helmets are provided and are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Please note that guests cannot bring a backpack on the horse.

If you are looking for an unforgettable gift or fun things to do in Banff, this Horseback Riding Adventure in Bow Valley is the ticket!

The experience takes place at Banff, Alberta. VIEW MAP 

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