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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

Banff, Canada
2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Saddle up and head out on the Rocky Mountain trails in Banff National Park. Explore the area by horseback with your cowboy guide to see the area in a way you can only experience from on the back of a horse. With a guide in the lead and a guide bringing up the rear, your ride will be a safe, fun adventure in the wilderness.  
  • Ride the Sundance Loop along the Bow River and around Banff, Alberta
  • This gentle adventure is suitable for beginners and kids over 8 years old
  • You will spend approximately 2-hours on the trail ride
  • For safety, age and weight restrictions apply. Helmets are mandatory
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Lead and tail guides
Use of horse
Helmet (mandatory)
Basic horseback riding instruction
Food and drink
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Banff Trail Riders - Stables , 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada

Warner Stables is the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please check-in for your ride at the office in the east barn which has signs for ‘Warner Stables’ and ‘office’. The stables are located approximately a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff, and there is plenty of free parking at the site.

12:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All riders must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
  • 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.
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • 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.
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Riders must wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle - no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • 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 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Banff Trail Riders
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during 2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during 2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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41 Reviews

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A moment of happiness
, Sep 2021
It was so much fun! The time was just right. 2 hours of riding through the woods up and down a hill along the river! It was absolutely stunning! I got educated a lot on this trip as well and learned some about the mountains, the Cave and the river! Absolutely recommend!!
Banff through a horse's eye.
, Aug 2021
Bow River ride with experienced, calm guides. Rich was insightful and assisted me when foot slipped out of stirrup. All staff helpful, especially to get me and my hip replacements on and off Sailor.
, Jul 2021
Absolutely lovely, but next time bring bug spray, I got eaten alive by mosquitos!!!!!! My horse was so sweet and handsome!
, Jul 2021
Pretty boring ride. 2 hours was too long. Tons of mosquitoes and super slow pace. Horses are basically face to ass the whole way.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Im sorry you found the ride boring. Maybe horseback riding is just not for you.
Great day in Banff
, Sep 2020
This was quiet lovely. We did the 2 hour ride and if was just the perfect length. Horses are hilarious and all have their own character but they listened well to commands. Each horse was chosen based on the riders own weight as to be mindful to the horses stature - which was nice to see. They have hand sani and clean washrooms for hand washing which was greatly appreciated. We all wore masks until we were sitting on the horses and distanced. Def coming back here. Was a wonderful experience 😊
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you Mila for your review. We hope to see you back with us again soon.
, Aug 2020
Beautiful scenic ride with awesome horses. They really take care of the horses. Well worth the money. Perfectly timed.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you.
Lack of hospitality/flexibility
, Jul 2020
Didn't appreciate the lack of information on the 2 1/2 hour drive from Calgary (should be 90 min) or the 1/2 hour fight through Banff to arrive late and lose our ride due to the lack of flexibility at the ranch. Last bucks that ever get spent in Banff.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Im sorry you were delayed due to traffic. This is totally out of our control and because we were sold out we unfortunately could not move your booking.
, Jun 2020
My husband and I took the two hour trail ride. We really enjoy it. The views were absalutely gorgeous!! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your ride. Thank you for you business. We really appreciate it.
, Oct 2021
L’accueil, le manque de convivialité, les consignes de sécurité sont données , mais ensuite aucune communication à part quelques infos touristiques récitées. Les chevaux d’école sont bien dressés et adorables ! Rapport qualité prix excessif.
, Sep 2020
L’expérience a été super la guide était très gentille et les chevaux super dociles. Endroit magnifique circuit assez facile à faïre

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