Apr – Oct
Season
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
Departure Time
1 Hour
Duration
8+
Age
Active
Activity

Departing from Warner Stables in Banff, this 1 hour horseback ride guides you past the natural sulphur hot springs flowing from the Cave & Basin – the original historic hot springs.

The trail loops around the marsh following the Bow River back to Warner Stables.

Included
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • A friendly horse for every rider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

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

1

Bow River

Your horse will guide you along the tranquil Bow River – an area home to wildlife in amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows, with unspoiled views of the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
2

Cave & Basin Hot Springs

Pass by the historic Cave and Basin – the birth place of Banff National Park. Here craggy rock walls surround pools of bubbling thermal water.

 

Banff Horseback Trail Rides

Included
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • A friendly horse for every rider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

The tour is a one hour horseback ride. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time.
The tour is a one-hour horseback ride along the Bow River and past the historic Cave and Basin site. You will be provided with a brief riding instruction, a helmet, a friendly horse, and lead and tail guides riding at each end of the small group.
Please meet at the Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. There is plenty of free parking at the site.
Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
Long pants and close toed shoes are best for riding. Helmets are provided and are mandatory for all riders and mosquito repellant is highly recommended.
No experience is necessary and if you’ve never been riding before then we’ll be sure to pair you with the perfect horse so you can enjoy a comfortable ride. Our guides will also provide a brief riding instruction prior to the ride.
Guests cannot bring a backpack on the horse but they can store it in the office if needed.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 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.

Included
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • A friendly horse for every rider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 250lbs.


  • 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 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • All adult riders must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must be completed by the parent or guardian of any rider under the age of 18.
Included
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • A friendly horse for every rider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Ron's Pick

"There is no better way to see the beauty of the Bow River then through the ears of a horse." - Ron , Head Farrier, Banff Trail Riders

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