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1 Hour Spray River Ride provided by Banff Trail Riders

1 Hour Spray River Ride
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park - and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 1-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and cross through the tranquil Spray River, and get a feel for what it was like for pioneers first settling in this once-wild area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The 1 hour Spray River Ride takes you across the tranquil Spray River in Banff. Take in the beautiful views of the Bow Falls and the surrounding Mountains.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The 1 hour Spray River Ride takes you across the tranquil Spray River in Banff. Take in the beautiful views of the Bow Falls and the surrounding Mountains.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12217P16
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lead and tail guides
  • Use of horse
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet (mandatory)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Banff Trail Riders - Corrals, Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada The meeting point for the Spray River Ride is at the Banff Springs Corrals in Banff, located near the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on Spray Ave in Banff behind the tennis courts.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 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).
  • Riders must wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle - no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 230lbs. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight 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.
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
  • For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • All riders must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lead and tail guides
  • Use of horse
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet (mandatory)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Banff Trail Riders - Corrals, Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada The meeting point for the Spray River Ride is at the Banff Springs Corrals in Banff, located near the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on Spray Ave in Banff behind the tennis courts.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 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).
  • Riders must wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle - no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 230lbs. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight 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.
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
  • For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • All riders must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 Jul. 2020
A note from 1 Hour Spray River Ride
All guest are required to wear a mask when checking in for their ride or when using the facilities.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

4.5
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CuriousCanuk
Ottawa, Canada27 contributions
Sep. 2021
My 15 year old daughter and I (near 50) did the 1 hour Spray River ride. You actually get to go through rivers twice. It is amazing to see the Chateau in the backdrop at points. I felt safe but it still feels like an adventurous activity. The woman who lead our group (maybe 8 riders) was great (competent, friendly, attentive, authentic rancher-like appearance and accent and very informative).

The horses are trained to go nose to tai, so if you have expectations of fast trotting or galloping then perhaps another ride is for you, however you do weave in and out between tall pines on narrow paths and climb little hills, and, yes go through the water and so it does still feel adventurous and yet safe. I hadn't been on a horse since I was 19 (and even then it was a nose to tail trail ride in Prince Edward County) and yet I felt safe but it was still thrilling.

My horse's name was Mountain and he was a good boy. I told him so often throughout the ride. He took good care of me. It was great to meet and pet him while getting ready.

The ride felt peaceful and of course the amazing fresh mountain air, babbling brooks and meandering rivers add to this wonderful experience that I highly recommend.

It was well organized and executed. Right on time but didn't feel pushed or rushed nor robotic. Our guide had funny stories along the way as well as history and nature information.

We were too late in the season for the cook-out ride, but those look amazing and great prices. Maybe a cookout if we ever make it back to amazing Banff.

Another bonus to this activity is it is only an hour and so can combine it with a day of other activities in Banff.
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ValChesna
Grande Prairie, Canada51 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
They answered all my questions after I booked and read the email, each time I spoke to them they made sure that I knew to be there 30 minutes early. They did weigh both of us, to make sure that we were not over the 230 lbs limit for the horses and to pair us with a horse that could safely carry us.. (And no we are not super heavy.. My daughter is super tiny not even close to being over). They were informative, helpful and super friendly, made us feel comfortable before the ride and during. My daughter was nervous but they made her feel comfortable and by the end of the ride my daughter didn't want to stop. It was raining so some parts were a little muddy. Sarah and Nicole were the best! Beautiful views of the Fairmont, rivers and the falls. Sarah was great with all the questions my daughter had. Can not wait to come back and do it again even take a longer tour!!
Written 2 August 2021
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Tia G
26 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Friends
I was on a summer trip with a friend and we happened to spot the ad online when we were looking for unique excursions. Wonderful trail ride! I loved the river crossings especially. My horse was so beautiful and easy going. The guides were helpful, friendly and vigilant. I would go again in a heartbeat. You can't beat horses in a gorgeous wooded nature setting!
Written 17 July 2021
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Moe H
1 contribution
Sep. 2020 • Friends
The most trash service ever. The 2 lady’s in the front were pure losers completely laughed at my buddy for being over 230 when her herself is pushing 230 if not 250. Pure garbage dont waste your times there are way better options for horse riding in banff again pure losers
Written 20 September 2020
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Horsebackbanff
We have weight limits for the health of our horses. Im sure you can understand. Please respect our restrictions.
Written 21 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol
Edmonton, Canada7 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
This was fantastic! The guides were friendly, horses were gentle and easy to ride, the scenery was stunning. My son loved it better than the gondola. Do this if you have kids - it was fun for him and we really enjoyed it too
Written 8 August 2020
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Horsebackbanff
Thank you we are glad you enjoyed the ride with your family.
Written 10 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mango_mad
Calgary, Canada415 contributions
Jul. 2020
Extremely professional group. Very organized, with wonderful horses. It would be hard not to have a good experience in those surroundings. The best parts were going across the moving water and wandering on the trail by the Fairmount Banff Springs Golf Course...and the Bow Falls! Ready for the two-hour ride now :).
Written 1 August 2020
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Horsebackbanff
Thats great, thanks for the review. Your right, the longer you ride the better the experience. You'll be wanting to go on one of our multiway trips in no time :)
Written 2 August 2020
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SquamishDaraB
Squamish2 contributions
Jul. 2020
Highly recommend this company! We had an amazing time with the two young ladies who were knowledgeable, professional and so much fun! We couldn't have asked for a better experience and it made us want to come back to do an overnight trip. Do not miss this!
Written 30 July 2020
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Horsebackbanff
Thank you for your positive review. You definitely need to do the overnight. You won’t be disappointed.
Written 31 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Banff Trail Riders
skychaserCalgary
skychaserCalgary
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Excellent Ride; Disappointing Food and Poor Sanitation
While my experience with our guide, Katy and our wranglers, Matt and Mark, was excellent, the scenery was superb, a
AllinclusiveQueen
AllinclusiveQueen
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Horses were wonderful with my kids!
I won this experience for myself and my family by following @NewsCarryon on Twitter. I was a little nervous sin
brendabI8833SU
brendabI8833SU
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Fresh Air…beautiful views.
Enjoyed the time on horseback with the beautiful location and views. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Susan R
Susan R
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Awesome ride!
Well kept horses, excellent and informative guide about the history of the area, the Banff Trail Rider's organizati
Maureen E
Maureen E
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Once in a lifetime experience
Family experience, horses were well matched to our riding abilities. Our guides made us feel safe as we negotiated
Angela_T_2010
Angela_T_2010
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2 day Sundance overnight trip
OMG what an amazing weekend horseback riding with #banfftrailriders #horsebackbanff Huge thanks out to our guides A
Priscilla M
Priscilla M
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Perfect family activity!
Took the 2hr Sundance Loop Trail yesterday with our two kids aged 9 amd 12. Nicole was our guide and she was amazin
Horsesreinsupreme
Horsesreinsupreme
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There is no such thing as a bad day when you are on a horse!
This is the second year with the Banff Trail Riders. From the experienced and friendly guides, to the river crossi
elizasM9296JJ
elizasM9296JJ
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They're not sure what the meaning of "customer service" is
Absolutely awful customer service and encouraging patrons to still attend despite being told to isolate by AHS. No
SolangeC
SolangeC
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Giddy up
First time being on a horse got to say it was a cool experience and would definitely do it again. The trail was ok
Lana S
Lana S
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True Banff Experience
Horse carriage through Banff was fabulous & informative as well as nostalgic. Trainer was great. Horses were eviden
Drpbnj
Drpbnj
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Loved it so much we went twice!
So much fun! Had a great experience on our 2hr ride as well as the 1 hr ride we did 48 hr earlier (we had so much f
NormanA105
NormanA105
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I want to be a cowboy
The favourite part of my ride was the horse and the scenery. Over the last 10 years I have gone horseback riding in
clillehei
clillehei
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Two teenagers having a good time!
My family had a great time! We especially liked talking to ?Mike about sweatpea the Mule. You can really tell he re
BeardedExplorer93
BeardedExplorer93
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Excellent beginner trail
Our trail ride was a great time. My wife had never been on a horse and I hadn’t been in years. Staff were patient a
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