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1 Hour Spray River Ride provided by Banff Trail Riders

1 Hour Spray River Ride
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Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12217P16
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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
13 reviews
Excellent
12
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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CuriousCanuk
Ottawa, Canada29 contributions
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
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ValChesna
Grande Prairie, Canada54 contributions
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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Lynette W
Kingston, Canada29 contributions
My daughter and I did the Spray River 1-hr ride. There were about 10 other riders in the same trail ride, most had never been on a horse. The staff were excellent in making them feel comfortable, they picked out appropriate horses for each rider, some kids were only 8 yrs old. Natalie was our lead cowgirl with a young cowboy bringing up the rear, they kept the group safely together. Natalie explained the area, told us about the horses, etc. The scenery is beautiful, it is through the town of Banff in some areas but we were so impressed with how calm and bombproof the horses were. The highlight for us was riding through the Spray River.
Written 6 July 2022
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Hi Lynette, Thanks for taking the time to share how much you and your daughter enjoyed the Spray River Ride. We're delighted that you both liked the river crossing (it's our favourite part too!) and hope to see you both back on another ride.
Written 14 July 2022
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familyholidaymakers
London35 contributions
What a great time! We’ve never ridden before and the staff made sure we were comfortable and reassured (including one slightly nervous teen). The ride was well led at a slow pace and the horses were so docile.
Loved the part where we crossed the river!
All in all a great experience with plenty of guidance and I would not hesitate to recommend this
Written 4 August 2022
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Hi there, Thanks for joining us on the 1 hour Spray River Ride! We love the river crossings on this ride, and we're so glad you did too! We're so glad our team was able to make you feel comfortable on the ride and we hope to see you both back again.
Written 5 August 2022
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Paddler
Liverpool, UK24 contributions
Had a wonderful hours’ ride through the woodland and across the river.
Had a lovely welcome from all staff.
Horses paired appropriately with rider. I was lucky to ride Spider and my husband on Wilson. Both so very well behaved horses.
Would recommend this ride to anyone.
Written 27 July 2022
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Guide44098637803
Hello, We take very good care of our horses and their training. We are glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed your stay in Banff!
Written 2 August 2022
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Rich R
10 contributions
Great experience all the way round. We were a group of 4 with some experience riding horses. The staff were receptive and supportive. The horses were all well mannered and gentle even for our littlest rider. The ride itself was amazing. We have done the Bow river ride before and it was also great but being able to go through the River (twice) on the horses was an entirely different experience. You also pass by the Bow River Falls which is breathtaking. You do need to realize you start at the Banff Springs Hotel stables and not the main stables for this ride (which is clearly stated but worth noting). Overall we highly recommend this and the other rides, great company!
Written 5 August 2022
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Hi Rich, Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed your first ride with us so much, that you came back for the Spray River Ride! We're delighted that you all enjoyed both rides, and hope to welcome you back soon for a third visit.
Written 5 August 2022
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Tia G
29 contributions
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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Krista E
21 contributions
Family
Great experience! Our group consisted of 6 people, age 74 to 9, most of which had never ridden a horse before. The guides were great, the pace was slow, and the scenery was beautiful.
Written 12 August 2022
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Hi Krista, Thanks for joining us on the 1 hour Spray River Ride! We're so glad you enjoyed this ride through the Spray River, as well as the company of our guides. We hope to see you back again.
Written 14 August 2022
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Leah C
6 contributions
Our family had the 1 hour Spray Valley trail booked today. When we were about to embark on our ride, my 11 yr old son suddenly panicked and wanted off the horse immediately. My son also has Autism. The guides were SOOO amazing with him!!!! My husband of course had to get off too and stay back with him, while I went on the ride with my daughter. While my son stayed back, another young man that works there (he was from Bowmanville, Ont) decided to teach my son how to “rope” and was so interactive with him!!! Then when I got back from the ride with my daughter- they offered my husband and her another ride, so that way my husband didn’t miss out on the experience either!!! It was truly Incredible how awesome these ladies were with us!!! I am so thankful and we had a truly fantastic experience!! 100% recommend!
Written 26 May 2022
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Hi Leah, Thank you for choosing us for your horseback riding experience, and for taking the time to share your feedback. We're so glad that everyone enjoyed the experience (whether they rode or not) and that we had the availability to offer your husband another chance to go for a ride. We're very proud of our team and will be sure to pass on your kind words.
Written 7 June 2022
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Moe H
1 contribution
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
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Amazing experience!
What a wonderful experience - The scenery was breathtaking. Rebecca was very knowledgeable, personable and engaging
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Amazing Experience - Would highly recommend!!
What an incredible experience, even for an experienced trail rider. Huge shout out to Courtney and Jamison as our
268chanas
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Disappointing
My husband and I do a lot of horseback riding when we travel and so we were very excited to take this 3-hour horseb
Yan G
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Highly recommend
We had a very good time during the ride. The families shared the same wagon with us were friendly. The staff workin
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Disappointed.
Very disappointed. They cancelled the trip the night before giving us no chance to rebook due to insufficient peopl
Jen P
Jen P
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An amazing experience !!
So wonderful !! Myself (43) and 2 kiddos (8 and 11) without riding experience. The staff were friendly and helpful.
wozziemail
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Lovely ride
Thoroughly enjoyed our ride and the lovely horses. We were well looked after by friendly knowledgeable staff who to
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Rocky trail ride
The horses and the guide were great. The lodge was scenic and comfortable. The trail, however, alternated between m
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Fun afternoon!
Renee was a great guide and the 3 hour ride was a lot of fun. My daughter loves horses and this was a special trea
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UTTER COWBOYS - STAY AWAY
Utter disgrace of a business, they are literally cowboys! Cancelled the evening before the ride as they over booked
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4 great hours on the trail
My wife and I were on a 4 hour ride with trail guide Hannah Wednesday 7/13. We could not have been happier with the
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Utterly breathtaking and unforgettable experience
My husband and I recently did the 6 day backcountry trial ride. The whole experience from start to finish was tota
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Thirsty
Start on time! The activity started 20 mins late. There was a water container & no cups & a vending machine that di
Debbie G
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Made to feel unwelcome
When paying 129 dollars for an event, I would have expected to be made to feel welcome. I arrived at 4.30 to regist
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Six day back country trip
Just been on the six day back country trip, everything was amazing, the quality and fitness of the horses and the p
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