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Get a different perspective of the incredible scenery of Banff, during this 1-hour horse trip along the Bow River. This riding experience provides visitors with a first-hand taste of the wild landscape around Banff, much as the early settlers would have seen it, while mounted on horseback.

Begin the day at Warner Stables (check the start time with your tour operator) where you’ll meet your guide, receive a safety briefing and select your horse. From there, the tour heads out on one of two different options.

On this tour you will mount up for a ride to the natural hot springs, one of nine such sites in the area, and continue on a loop around the nearby marsh. From there the trail follows the placid Bow River, taking in the great views of Mount Norquay and Cascade Mountain in the distance.
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Banff Trail Riders
Saddle up for a 1-hour trip through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback-riding adventure. Get out of the car and onto the trails of the Bow River, where you’ll enjoy natural sulfur springs and the area’s beautiful outdoor environment, largely unchanged from the days of the pioneers. This equine-themed odyssey includes a guide, use of a horse and all necessary equipment.
  • 1- or 2-hour horseback ride through Banff National Park
  • Ride a horse to natural sulfur springs
  • Mosey along the Bow River and admire the rugged scenery
  • Learn about the history of the national park from a guide
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great Experience!

It was great and the staff were wonderful. The ONLY thing I could critique is that the trail keeps you in the Bush for the most part. Not much to see around you most of the leg. That being said it is a very easy...More

Thank Britta A
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great horseback riding experience

I did the Spray River 1 hour ride. It is a gentle walking trail that crosses the Spray River twice.. Also passes a waterfall, golf course as you ride in the forested areas immediately surrounding Banff Town. Our group had 9 people and two guides...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Nice trail ride

Well organized, and nice stables. Most horses were well behaved and obedient. We went at 6:00 PM, and didn’t notice mosquitoes being bad.

Thank JayHTexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great fun

My wife and daughter are not experienced riders and went on the one hour ride - both had a great time. Recommend it.

Thank Mr_Miller2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun ride

We did the 1 hour Spray River ride. Although we enjoy riding fast, and this was a walk-only trail ride, it was very fun and relaxing. Crossing the river gave it a little more excitement. The guides and staff were great. Would definitely recommend and...More

Thank C T
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