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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-4551
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Warner Stables, Banff, offer guided trail rides on very quiet horses suitable for anyone. I have ridden Western and English for many years, and was pleased to see well cared for horses, all shod, with saddles belonging to each horse (all named) which obviously fitted...More

Thank koreenn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We completed the 6 day tent side trip on Monday and it was amazing! Due to the fires our lodge trip was cancelled so we joined the tent side group. The guides, Lachie Brent and Josh Price, did such an amazing job. Especially considering the...More

Thank eleanorknight
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked the 6 day lodge ride but due to the fires being so close the trip was cancelled the owner offered to refund our money or we could do the 6 day tent side instead so we opted for the tent has we'd come all...More

Thank traceyo1262
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slick,safe and friendly operation. Well looked after horses (Thank you Stark and freckles)and excellent bbq steak lunch.Experienced and informative guides.Ideally day riding along the Bow River. Most people on our tour had little or no riding experience, but still felt safe and had a great...More

Thank TeresaHorvath
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I rode the Cowboy Cookout 3 hour tour with Trail Riders. We read that mosquitoes were an issue, so we brought bug spray with us in a backpack. Backpacks aren't permitted, so we sprayed up, saddled up, and went on a (mediocre)...More

6  Thank allsmiles5038
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife Shannon wrote a review yesterday for BTR Halfway Lodge 6 day excursion. I agree 10 out of 10 but what is even more amazing is I am not a rider. I have often compared our adventures to Alaska and this one ranked above...More

Thank ChrisSouthCarolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I rate this trip a 10 out of 10! We had a blast! The guide, Rosie, from Australia, was smart, kind, tough, a great rider, helpful, and fun! The other guests were awesome people from around the world that I now call...More

Thank Shannon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us Brit city slickers went on this trail ride in the foothills near Banff. Breathtaking scenery in some rugged country. Warner stables run a good operation - efficient, knowledgeable, challenging riding but safety is paramount all the time. Friendly trail rider staff made...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted a unique way to spend our honeymoon, so we decided to go on Banff Trail Riders' 6 day Halfway Lodge Trip to celebrate our wedding. It was truly an amazing experience. Our guide, Rose, was kind, patient, knowledgeable, confident, and...More

Thank shakesis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed by the ride and grateful for the great experience the staff and horses provided to my friends. It was a fun, chill experience we could all share. I'm an experienced rider and trail ride leader but my friends are horse newbies. One...More

Thank Ruth H
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7 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
26 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.
23 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.