Banff Horseback Riding - more information

There are several horseback riding trips to choose from. Click on the links opposite or just scroll down the page. If you have any questions, please contact us direct. Please call us in advance to make a reservation.

Mountain Morning Breakfast Ride (appox. 3 hours)

Get a taste of the mountain air with a morning trail ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain to a delicious BBQ breakfast. Relax at 3 Mile Cabin by the Sundance Canyon Trail, while your steak and eggs are being prepared. Return along the banks of the Bow River to Warner Stables.

BREAKFAST MENU:
BBQ Steak
Western Style Eggs
Danish, English Muffins
Cheese, Fresh Fruit
Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate

Tour includes
Guide
Breakfast
Departs
Warner Stables: 09:00 - 12:00 daily
Duration
Approx. 3 hours
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us
Covered Wagon (adult) - contact us
Covered Wagon (child 4-12) - contact us
 
 

Evening Trail Ride/Steak fry (approx. 3 hours)

Enjoy a leisurely one-hour trail ride to the BBQ site, located near the Sundance Canyon trail. Try your hand at roping, challenge friends to a game of horseshoes or relax in the picnic area, while our cook prepares your steak to order. After a hearty meal you will ride back to Warner Stables for an hour along the banks of the Bow River.


DINNER MENU:
BBQ Steak
Home-made Baked Beans
Baked Potatoes
Caesar Salad, Rolls
Dessert
Coffee, Juice

Tour includes
Guide
Breakfast
Departs
Warner Stables: 17:00 - 20:00 daily
    From 1st Sept. 16:00 - 19:00
Duration
Approx. 3 hours
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us
Covered Wagon (adult) - contact us
Covered Wagon (child 4-12) - contact us
Covered Wagon (3 yrs and under) FREE
 
 

Bow River Ride (approx. 1 hour)

Your g uide will take you through the Cave & Basin - the original historic hot springs. The trail loops around the marsh following the Bow River back to Warner Stables.

Tour includes
Guide
Departs
Warner Stables: 09:00 - 18:00 daily
Duration
Approx. 1 hour
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us

Sundance Loop Ride (approx. 2 hours)

Departing from Warner Stables, the cowboys will lead you through the Cave & Basin, the original hot springs, along the Bow River. Fantastic scenery surrounds as you climb up Sulphur Mountain around the Windy Knoll viewpoint. The ride loops around the marsh, following the Bow River, bringing you back to Warner Stables.

Tour includes
Guide
Departs
Warner Stables:
  10:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 16:00 daily
Duration
Approx. 2 hours
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us

Bow Valley Loop Ride (approx. 3 hours)

Majestic landscapes await you on the Bow Valley Loop ride. This ride offers the greatest variety of scenery; it travels through the Cave & Basin and along the Sundance Canyon Trail to a thick, lush forest. You'll spend approximately 45 minutes riding through the tranquility of the woods, where we often spot wildlife. Continue your ride around the Windy Knoll as you climb Sulphur Mountain for spectacular views of the Bow Valley. Follow the Bow River back to Warner Stables.

Tour includes
Guide
Departs
Warner Stables: 09:00 and 13:00 daily
Duration
Approx. 3 hours
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us

Explorer Day Ride (approx. 6 hours)

The most popular and scenic trail ride through the Spray River Valley. The Explorer is a must for all visitors to Banff. You will have a chance to capture panoramic views of the valley from Sulphur Mountain.

While lunch is being prepared western style, take the opportunity to explore the shores of the Spray River.

On the homeward trek you will ride along the base of Mt. Rundle, offering unique views of the Spray River.

LUNCH MENU:
BBQ Steak
Baked Beans
Salads, Rolls
Fresh Fruit, Sweets
Coffee, Juice

Tour includes
Guide
Lunch
Departs
Warner Stables: 09:30 to 16:30 daily
Duration
Approx. 6 hours
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us

The Lone Rider (approx. 6 hours)

This is an exclusive wilderness package for those wanting a quick getaway. Enjoy a private trip to the beautiful Sundance Lodge for lunch. This ride allows you to get away from the town and experience Banff's incredible backcountry first hand. Contact us for full details and arrangements. Minimum of two people.

Tour includes
Guide
Lunch
Departs
Warner Stables: 09:30 to 16:30 daily
Duration
Approx. 6 hours
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us

Pony Rides (approx. 15 mins)

Warner Stables offers pony rides for children too young or unable to ride a full hour. Parents, you are involved too, as you lead your child around the designated area.

Departs
Warner Stables
Duration
Approx. 15 mins
Operates
Summer
Cost
Young children - contact us

Spray River Ride (approx. 1 hour)

Departing from the Banff Springs Corral, our guides will lead you past the Bow Falls, where you cross through the Spray River. Continue along the edge of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, and cross through the waters once more. A partial climb up Sulphur Mountain brings you through a wooded residential area and back to the corrals.

Tour includes
Guide
Departs
Banff Springs Corral:
  on the hour: 09:00 to 17:00 daily
Duration
Approx. 2 hours
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us

Sulphur Mountain/Spray River Ride (approx. 3 hours)

For those of you looking for a half-day ride that gives you a small glimpse of the Banff National Park backcountry. This ride starts along the streets of Banff to a trailhead where you start your climb up Sulphur Mountain. Ride past the world famous Rimrock Resort Hotel and underneath the gondola. You will climb two thirds of the way up Sulphur Mountain along winding, wooded trails before you begin to descend. In the valley, you will cross the Spray River and follow the base of Mt. Rundle. Continue along the edge of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course to the Bow Falls where you will cross the Spray River once more. The ride comes to a close back at the Fairmont Banff Springs Corral.

Tour includes
Guide
Departs
Banff Springs Corral:
  09:00 and 14:00 daily
Duration
Approx. 2 hours
Operates
Summer
Cost
Horseback (6yrs+) - contact us

Banff Carriage Service

Enhance your special day with a horsedrawn carriage ride through the mountain town of Banff.

Weddings
Downtown tours
Customized tours

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Horseback tour
Approx. Duration
Mountain Morning Breakfast Ride
3 hours
Evening Trail Ride/Steak fry
3 hours
Bow River Ride
1 hour
Sundance Loop Ride
2 hours
Bow Valley Loop Ride
3 hours
Explorer Day Ride
6 hours
The Lone Rider
6 hours
Pony Rides
15 mins.
Spray River Ride
1 hour
Sulphur Mountain/Spray River Ride
3 hours
Banff Carriage Service

start locations - warner stables and the banff springs corralMost of the tours leave from Warner Stables, a short walk from downtown Banff, and a couple from the Fairmont Banff Springs Corral.

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