2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

2 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park - and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 2-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and and get a feel for what it was like for pioneers first settling in this once-wild area.


  • Lead and tail guides
  • Use of horse
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Basic horseback riding instruction

What to expect


You’ll explore stunning sections of wilderness on this two-hour trip, providing a chance to spot wildlife that you might not get to see while on foot. Plus, our friendly, experienced guides will teach you a few cowboy tricks along the way.

Pass by natural sulphur hot springs as you make your way to one of Banff’s national historic sites: the Cave and Basin. Trek along the tranquil Bow River and take in magnificent views of the Bow Valley before pressing through thick marshes as you climb Sulphur Mountain.

You’ll then continue up to Windy Knoll where you can take striking photos of the sweeping landscape.

Stop At:

• Bow River Trail, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
• Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
• Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada
• Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Time of tour

12:30 PM

Meeting point

Banff Trail Riders - Stables, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada

Additional information

  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
August 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.

July 2021

Absolutely lovely, but next time bring bug spray, I got eaten alive by mosquitos!!!!!! My horse was so sweet and handsome!

September 2019

Brilliant trail ride on the two hour sundance route. Horses and guides are fab, and catered for all abilities. Would definitely recommend and come back. Thank you to the guides, staff and horses at Warner Stables!

October 2021

Enjoyed the time on horseback with the beautiful location and views. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.

September 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!!

July 2021

So much fun! Had a great experience on our 2hr ride as well as the 1 hr ride we did 48 hr earlier (we had so much fun the first time we came back again!). Horses were terrific and easy to manage whether it was your first time on a horse or if you’re more experienced. Guides were knowledgeable and...

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