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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-4551
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time during our one hour horseback ride with the Banff Trail Riders! Even though they were a bit shorthanded, they still got us all ready and out the gate in a very professional and friendly manner. The horses were awesome and...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thank you to Josh, Rosie, Mitch & Amy for making my first ever trip to Canada such a memorable one!! I was nervous at first having been the first time back on a horse since a riding accident 15 years ago, but Josh went above...More

Thank missssashleigh
Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I took the 3 hr Sulphur Mtn ride; I loved this ride! We crossed paved roads to reach the trail; then traveled through woods, scenic landscapes, mud, and a river crossing. We had a small group of 6 riders plus Andrea, our...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM!! I have never been more disappointed, frustrated, or angry with a company than I am with Banff Trail Riders (and Discover Banff Tours). If I could give them negative stars, I would. It seems their operation runs on a pattern...More

1  Thank Kyra L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We showed up 10 minutes early for our tour and were told we had to get there 30 minutes early. This despite there being plenty of staff available to get us checked in before the tour started. So they took our money and offered ZERO...More

1  Thank Bradley L
Reviewed 5 days ago

My mom and I took a 1 hour ride and we loved it. Our tour guides Brook and Alena were very friendly, nice, and knowledgeable.

Thank Alexa M
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate your feedback, please come and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived an hour early, signed our waiver forms and waited patiently. After waiting one hour, the staff waiting till we were all gather for the ride, I was given a horse, then told I could not go because I was wearing flip flops, it's...More

Thank Michael S
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Im sorry your trip did not meet your expectation. Flip flops are just not suitable for riding, its for your own safety. Im glad we were able to accommodate you on another ride after you changed your footwear.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband a I did the covered wagon ride as part of an included excursion of a tour group. Mike our wagon driver and Josh his helper were very informative and answered all our questions. There were 9 of us and we had a very...More

Thank Rankothestanes
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback Im glad you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved Banff and were really excited to do the cowboy cookout excursion. But when we arrived the staff was rude and dismissive. They would not accommodate our large group despite having a prior booking and pre-paying. When I had the nerve to complain about...More

1  Thank jfs9
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

This review is referring back to a group that is continually publishing negative reviews, we have published our response on previous posts. I am sorry they missed their ride, we tried to accommodate them but they were unable to. Please turn up early for your...More

Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank longmeadowmama
BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you need horsebackriding experience?
8 March 2017|
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
what is the youngest age allowed to ride?
27 February 2017|
Response from BanffHorseback | Property representative |
Our minimum age for day rides is 8. We do take 3-7 year olds on pony leads.
Can you book this trip in Banff and could you do it on the day of booking
24 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.