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Banff Trail Riders - Day Rides

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Address: 132 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada (Formerly Holiday on Horseback)
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+1 403-762-4551
09:00 - 18:00
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Discover a side of Banff you can only see on horseback. Banff Trail Riders...

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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Winter sleigh-ride was cold, but fun.

We did a winter sleigh-ride in January 2017. It was very cold out, but we were dressed appropriately and they had plenty of blankets for everyone. It was cloudy so we didn't get... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Mark D
Dallas, Georgia
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

My boyfriend and I recently went on the private sleigh ride in February, 2017. He had surgery the month before, so there were not a lot of options for activities in Banff. This sleigh ride sounded like a great fun way to be outdoors. We were told to arrive half an hour before the sleigh ride start time, which we... More 

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BanffHorseback, Manager at Banff Trail Riders - Day Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Im sorry you did not feel value in the ride. Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your guide. I will be sure to share your comments with the team. More 

North Wales, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Took a one hour sleigh ride in the afternoon. Loved the experience! Had a great guide who shared a lot about the area - facts and folklore. They provided hot chocolate and hot cider and nice warm blankets. It snowed lightly the whole ride which added to the perfection of the ride. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have never been on a sleigh ride before, so when we got tickets for Christmas, we finally got our chance. Because of icy roads, we were late for our scheduled time, but were told that we could catch the next time. The ride itself, goes in behind the Vermilion Lakes, and winds around a meadow near the stables. While... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a relaxing and secluded place to kick back in front of the crackling wood stove after a 16km cross-country ski (or 10km from the alternate trailhead). My partner and I spent one night at Sundance Lodge for a special birthday. Meals were superb - fresh baked cookies on arrival, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for dinner, full breakfast with... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Our trail guide was very knowledgeable about the wild life and the Bow Valley; he continued to give us information; along with a great sense of humour throughout our ride. It was a fun day with beautiful scenery and the blankets they had kept us warm!

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not too impressed. We arrived early (as it stated in the confirmation since they stick to a strict schedule). When we arrived, there was nobody there and no directions. A few others showed up and they wandered around as well. Someone came out a (farther) building, and put them into a private sleigh. We were led into a barn where... More 

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Reading about the sleigh ride tours before going to Banff sounded like a nice romantic trip for myself and my partner. However, it wasn't quite as we anticipated. The tour was a last minute thing. I unfortunately fractured my collarbone snow boarding and had to make other plans. It was just about more fun than throwing myself down that mountain.... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We did a winter sleigh-ride in January 2017. It was very cold out, but we were dressed appropriately and they had plenty of blankets for everyone. It was cloudy so we didn't get the spectacular views we were hoping for - but we did get some good looks and took plenty of pictures. Mike was our cowboy/guide and did a... More 

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Medicine Hat, AB
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We took our sleigh ride as a family on Christmas Day. Such a great experience. Staff are very friendly with knowledgeable tour guides. The whole experience was well organized and enjoyable. They have a bonfire with marshmallows , hot chocolate and hot apple cider after the ride, which is a nice way to warm up afterwards. Highly recommend this experience,... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Been here once before. We booked a sleigh ride but had to do a wagon ride due to lack of snow. The 2 guides were great lots of stories and laughter. Love this place and planning on doing a trail ride for a few days with these guys next year. Cant recall the guys names but both amazing we went... More 

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