Banff Adventures - Banff Horseback Riding & Trail Rides

Home to sun-kissed peaks, rugged beauty and miles of winding trails just waiting to be explored, Banff National Park is the perfect outdoor playground for the whole family to enjoy. Embrace your inner cowboy and take in the Canadian Rockies by horseback with one of our exciting trail rides!

Relax and unwind as your guides lead you through the gorgeous Banff area full of spectacular scenery that includes the many mountains in the region, emerald green lakes, lush forestry, and the chance to spy many of the local wildlife creatures that call the area home. Ideal for riders of all ages and experience levels, Banff Adventure’s trail rides are the perfect way to see the Rockies like never before!

Giddy up and get ready to explore! Our talented guides will help you navigate the trails with ease, and will be sure to show you some of the most scenic spots in the region include the Bow and Spray Rivers, natural hot springs, and Sulphur Mountain. Whether you want a taste of history or to build memories with the whole family, horseback tours are sure to wow and delight the whole crew!


Horseback Riding ACTIVITIES


Choose from a selection of rides



Our Banff horseback riding tours are designed to give you a taste of what the original settlers experienced more than 200 years ago.

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Rides with BBQ lunch or dinner



Enjoy a leisurely guided trail ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain to a western BBQ dinner. Wagon options available for lunch and dinner.

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Unleash your inner cowboy



Explore the remote wilderness of Banff National Park on our 2 to 6 day Backcountry Lodge Trips. Perfect for the modern day adventurer.

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Horseback Riding in Banff

For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and unwind, Banff is an ideal location for a mountain escape. Horseback is a relaxing activity fit for the whole family and is a great way to connect to Canada’s history by exploring the region the same way many of our founding adventurers did. Traverse Alberta’s rugged landscape with the help of skilled guides and learn more about the history of Banff while taking in unbeatable views of the Bow and Spray River.


What to expect

Horseback rides typically operate from mid-May until mid-October, weather dependent, and offer riders six different tours to choose, each ranging in length from one to four hours. Suitable for riders of all experience levels, our horseback riding tours are designed to give you a taste of what Banff’s original settlers experienced over 200 years ago. Departing from Warner Stables, each trail ride will give you the chance to view different parts of the region, with our cowboy cookouts allowing you to get a real taste for the Wild West with an included BBQ meal as part of your adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I need to wear?
    For maximum comfort and safety, all riders must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or high heels). Long pants are strongly recommended, as is sunscreen and a hat on hot sunny days.
  2. Do I need to have any previous riding experience?
    No! Our horses are incredibly docile and suitable for those with little to no experience on horseback.
  3. Can I bring my little ones?
    Horseback riding is suitable for children ages 8 and up. For the safety of everyone involved, we ask parents to help prepare your little ones in advance so that they know to be aware of their surroundings and to avoid roughhousing around the stables or on the trail.
  4. Do you offer extended trail rides?
    Yes! For those looking for the ultimate Wild West adventure, we do offer extended backcountry lodge trips ranging duration from two to six days.


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