Horseback Riding

When fur traders first began to explore Western Canada, horses offered the most efficient way to explore the craggy, steep terrain of this area. Our Banff horseback riding tours are designed to give you a taste of what these brave settlers experienced more than 200 years ago.

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1 Hour · 8+

Horseback Ride – Spray River 1 Hr

From $99 / person
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2 Hours · 8+

Horseback Ride – Sundance Loop 2 Hrs

From $180 / person
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3 Hours · 8+

Horseback Ride – Bow Valley Loop 3 Hrs

From $239 / person
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4 Hours · 8+

Horseback Ride – Sulphur Mtn 4 Hrs

From $279 / person
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1 Hour · 8+

Horseback Ride – Spray River 1 Hr

From $99 / person
1 Hour · 8+

Horseback Ride – Bow River 1 Hr

From $92 / person
Tends to sell out 2-3 days ahead.
2 Hours · 8+

Horseback Ride – Sundance Loop 2 Hrs

From $180 / person
3 Hours · 8+

Horseback Ride – Bow Valley Loop 3 Hrs

From $239 / person
4 Hours · 8+

Horseback Ride – Sulphur Mtn 4 Hrs

From $279 / person
3 Hours · 8+

Horseback Ride + Cowboy BBQ Cookout

From $219 / person
3 Hours · All Ages

Wagon Ride + Cowboy BBQ Cookout

$139 / person
15 Mins, 30 Mins, 1 Hour · All Ages

Private Downtown Carriage Rides

$274 / person
2 Days · 9+

Sundance Overnight – 1 Night

From $849 / person
3 Days · 9+

Sundance Explorer – 2 Nights

From $1399 / person
4 Days ·

Erling Strom Trail Lodge – 3 Nights

From $2199 / person
6 Days · 9+

Halfway Lodge – 5 Nights

From $2659 / person

Horseback Riding in Banff

Back in the 19th century, the Rocky Mountains were grueling to navigate on foot. So when fur traders first began to explore Western Canada, horses offered the most efficient way to explore the craggy, steep terrain of this area. Our Banff horseback riding tours are designed to give you a taste of what these brave settlers experienced more than 200 years ago.

Horseback riding for the first time? Don’t sweat it. You can gain experience in the saddle on our scenic one-hour rides along the Bow River or cross through the Spray River.

On our Banff horseback tours you’ll cross emerald-green rivers backed by soaring peaks, climb up Sulphur Mountain around the Windy Knoll viewpoint, learn how to lasso like a cowboy, and keep energy levels up with a cowboy cookout ride with hearty BBQ cooked over an open fire.

But if you want a multi-day experience trip staying at a backcountry lodge or campsite, our Backcountry Horseback Riding Vacations offer true pioneer-style adventures.

Highlights

  • Journey into the Canadian wilderness along river trails, wooded hillsides and jagged mountain peaks
  • Learn about the natural landscape from experienced guides with a passion for the environment
  • Receive basic horseback riding instructions to get you settled into the saddle
  • Veteran cowboys guide you as you go horseback riding through Banff, so you’re always in safe hands

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Are you wondering what to add to your Summer in Banff itinerary? 

Here are some ideas to add to your bucket list:

1. Explore new heights with a Via Ferrata Climbing Tour.
2. Seek adventure on a Horseback Riding Tour.
3. Venture to the Columbia Icefield.
4. Encounter bears on a Grizzly Tour.
5. Experience the iconic lakes of Banff National Park.
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Summer is on the Horizon! ☀️

You’ve never seen Banff like this before. With longer and sunnier days ahead, this is your chance to maximize your experience at Banff National Park and beyond. Longer days mean more time to explore and have epic adventures with us at Discover Banff Tours. 

Step 1: Head to www.banfftours.com!
Step 2: Toggle to Summer tours or select tours by month!
Step 3: Book now before it's sold out for the season!

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Have you ever heard of Fireweed? Well, it is a symbol of resilience and renewal and can be located in sunny open areas in Banff and beyond. With its rapid growth after fires and nutritious benefits, it truly is nature's healer. 

Mark "photographing this plant" off of your bucket list this summer. 🌿

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Are you visiting us on one of our tours soon? 

Our team has curated 3 things to know before visiting Banff National Park in May!

1. Pack layers! While temperatures can be warmer during the day, it tends to drop at night. Be prepared for temperature changes by packing layers to accommodate both. 

2. May is in the shoulder season. The park is less crowded for a more enjoyable experience. Take in the sights and sounds of nature with a more intimate experience.

3. May means more options. While snow has started to thaw in lower altitudes, many of the ski lodges are still in service through the middle of the month. You could quite literally go on a hiking and ski adventure on the same day. 

What are some questions you have about Banff in late spring? Drop them below! ⬇️

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We heard that you and the crew are coming to visit Banff National Park this summer. Did you know that we offer over SIXTY types of tours and then some? ⛰️

Tag your travel buddy and finish planning that Banff visit ASAP. ⬇️
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🌷 This upcoming Mother's Day, give the gift of adventure! Surprise your mom with a Discover Banff Tours gift certificate and let her choose from a variety of unforgettable experiences in Banff National Park. Whether she loves wildlife, enjoys a serene hike, or seeks a thrilling rafting adventure, we have something she'll cherish forever. Pick the amount, and she'll pick the fun! 🎁

Get your gift voucher here: https://banfftours.com/gift-certificates/

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The wait is over! Our Columbia Icefield Parkway tour season is starting this weekend and the opening day is fully booked! But don't worry, you can still grab your spot for May. Check out our calendar and book your journey into the heart of the Rockies on banfftours.com
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