May-Oct
Season
2 Days
Duration
9+
Age
Active
Activity
Saturday
Day of Week

Want to experience the unspoiled wilderness of Banff on horseback, but don’t have a lot of time to do it in? Then this 2-day overnight trip is perfect for you.

Meander along a trail that takes you to the tranquil Bow River. Relax and enjoy a cowboy coffee by campfire along the way before arriving at Sundance Lodge, secluded but just 16 kilometres (10 miles) from town. At night, relax on the porch or linger near the crackling fireplace and watch the starry night.

The Sundance Overnight trip for perfect for ages, families or groups of friends because anyone can do it. Plus, the journey overall is surprisingly comfortable.

Included
  • 1x night accommodation
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per guide)
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • Helmet
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Breakfast
  • 2x Trailside Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)

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

1

Backcountry horseback riding

Ride 16kms (10 miles) each day via the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, Healy and Brewster Creeks.
2

Sundance Lodge accommodation

Spend a relaxing evening in the cozy, rustic 10-room log cabin set against the looming Sundance Mountain Range and surrounded by thick woods.
Included
  • 1x night accommodation
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per guide)
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • Helmet
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Breakfast
  • 2x Trailside Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)

Banff Horseback Riding Vacation Trail Maps

Included
  • 1x night accommodation
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per guide)
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • Helmet
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Breakfast
  • 2x Trailside Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
The two-day tour commences at 9:30am at the Warner Stables on Saturdays, with two full days of riding (approximately 5-6 hours per day including leisurely breaks). The ride returns to the stables at 4:30pm the following day.
The tour includes overnight accommodation at Sundance Lodge, dinner, breakfast and a packed trail lunch for each day. All bedding is provided.
Please meet at the Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. The stables are located approximately a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff, and there is plenty of free parking at the site.

Please see the below map for the location of Warner Stables:

Horseback Riding Map of the Stables in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Please arrive at 9:30am on the morning of your tour.
A detailed list will be provided in your booking confirmation of all items that you should bring with you, including a warm coat, rainjacket, shirts, jeans, riding boots, sneakers, gloves, a scarf, toiletries and a water bottle.
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.
Please arrive at 9:30am on the morning of your tour.
A detailed list will be provided in your booking confirmation of all items that you should bring with you, including a warm coat, rainjacket, shirts, jeans, riding boots, sneakers, gloves, a scarf, toiletries and a water bottle.
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.
Sundance Lodge is a rustic 10-room log cabin that was built in 1991. Set against the looming Sundance Mountain Range and surrounded by thick woods, Sundance Lodge feels remote and secluded despite being just 16 kilometres (10 miles) from town. The lodge is powered by solar and heated by burning wood and there are indoor washrooms and heated showers onsite. Please note that prices are based on two guests per room, but the rooms have a variety of configurations.
Daypacks, backpacks or other bags are not allowed, but your rain gear will travel with you on the horse and your guide will help you attach it to the saddle. If you would like to bring saddlebags please fill them with only those essential items that you would need during the day. Fanny packs (a small pack that ties around the waist) also work well.
All backcountry trips are subject to a 30 day cancellation/change policy and no refunds will be given on any trip in progress. In case of unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend that all guests purchase travel, health, and cancellation insurance prior to their trip.
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
  • 1x night accommodation
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per guide)
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • Helmet
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Breakfast
  • 2x Trailside Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 9 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
  • 1x night accommodation
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per guide)
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Trail fees
  • Helmet
  • A friendly horse for every rider
MEALS
  • Breakfast
  • 2x Trailside Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Backcountry Sundance Overnight Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Discover Banff Tours
Horseback Ride Banff Trail Riders in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Discover Banff Tours
Backcountry Sundance Overnight Horseback Ride in Banff, Canadian Rockies with Discover Banff Tours
Sundance Lodge in Banff, Canadian Rockies
Backcountry Sundance Lodge in Banff, Canadian Rockies