Throughout the day
Departure Time
15 Mins, 30 Mins, 1 Hour
All Ages

See the highlights of Banff in style on a private horse-drawn carriage ride tour or arrange a custom carriage ride transfer for a special event.

Horse drawn carriage, Banff

Each carriage can hold up to six passengers and we offer three regular tours from downtown Banff, as well as the ability to customize a tour specifically for you.

Downtown Banff Carriage Ride – 15 Minutes

This carriage ride takes you through town and along the Bow River.  You will pass by many of the original homesteads of Banff, each having a story to tell.  From the Bow River you pass by Banff’s Central Park and back onto Banff Avenue for your return to downtown Banff.

Price: $82.00 per carriage

Bow River Carriage Ride – 30 Minutes

A carriage ride taking you over the Bow River and past the Indian Trading Post (home of the Merman!) onto one of Banff’s prestigious residential streets. We follow the Bow River and loop back to downtown crossing the Bow River again before we return to downtown Banff.

Price: $144.00 per carriage

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ride – 1 Hour

Enjoy this carriage ride along the Bow River, and past Central Park.  Continue over the Bow River, past the Luxton Museum and past the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Price: $237.00 per carriage

Custom Carriage Rides

Customized carriage transfers are available to chauffeur you around the town site. Pick-ups from hotels, restaurants or private residences can be arranged during daylight hours any day of the year. Rates vary depending on locations and length of tour. Carriage service availability is weather and road condition dependent during the winter months. Price available upon request.


Prices are per carriage (each carriage fits up to six people).

Transport Options
  • Meet at the Trail Rider Store (138 Banff Ave)

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The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:


Private carriage rides

Private horse-drawn carriage tours are available daily from downtown Banff for up to six people.

See Banff in style

See highlights such as the Bow River, downtown, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and many of the original homesteads of Banff.
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Trail Rider Store (138 Banff Ave)

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There are several different tour lengths to choose from, 15 minutes, 30 minutes and 1 hour. Customized carriage rides are also available on request.
The meeting point is usually at the Banff Trail Rider store in downtown Banff, at 138 Banff Ave, however in 2021 Banff Avenue is closed to vehicles. In 2021, please meet at the southside on-street parking stalls on Caribou Street, located between the Fire Hall and the 3 hour public parking lot behind the Mt Royal Hotel.
Carriage rides operate daily in summer throughout the day, and on weekends in spring and fall. Hours vary slightly throughout the season, but rides do not operate after dark.
The maximum number of guests per carriage is six, including children.
Carriage rides run rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.

Transport Options
  • Meet at the Trail Rider Store (138 Banff Ave)

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  • Each carriage can fit a maximum of six guests.
  • Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied on the ride by a legal guardian.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the ride. A waiver must also be completed by the legal guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • Carriage rides do not operate after dark.
  • COVID-19: Guests should not attend our tour if showing any signs or symptoms of illness.
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Trail Rider Store (138 Banff Ave)

Banff Carriage Ride Reviews, Banff Trail Riders

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