All Ages

Soar to the top of a mountain, cuddle under blankets on a sleigh ride and soak in mineral hot springs.

Sleigh Ride

Ride alongside Bow River in Banff, western style!  Afterwards warmup by the fireside where you can toast a marshmallow and enjoy a warm drink back at the stables (weather and snow conditions permitting).

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Soak in the soothing, thermal hot springs where travelers have come to “take the waters” for more than a century.

Banff Gondola

Sit back and relax in a four passenger, modern glass enclosed gondola. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2,281 metres (7,486 feet) above sea level. You will feel like you’re on top of the world when you are standing on the spacious main level observation deck, where the optional Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk (an 1km self-guided interpretive walkway) leads you to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Station.

Other services at the Banff Gondola include gift shops, a restaurant, cafe, a coffee shop, interpretive hiking trails, a 48-seat multi-sensory theatre and an interpretive centre.

The best parts of the Banff Gondola for most people include the following:


Ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain

Take an eight-minute journey in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin over the treetops up to a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at 2,281 metres (7,486 feet).

Mountain top dining and facilities

The state-of-the-art summit facility has restaurants, interactive interpretive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck.

The best parts of the Sleigh Ride for most people include the following:


Sleigh ride through the mountain meadows

Snuggle down under warm wool blankets and enjoy spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

Hot apple cider and roast marshmallows

Warm up by the fire after the ride and toast a marshmallow with a warm drink back at the stables.
The tour runs for approximately 45 minutes, including time by the campfire after the ride.
The sleigh ride travels through mountain meadows as you look for wildlife under a warm wool blanket. Then, enjoy a fireside warmup stop after the ride where you can toast a marshmallow and enjoy a warm drink back at the stables (weather permitting).
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 and it is conveniently located close to downtown Banff.
We recommend that you get to the Warner Stables 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
The sleigh is “open top” so we recommend that everyone dresses warm with multiple layers, mitts, hats, a thick winter jacket and boots. You are provided with a blanket, but if you are concerned about being cold you can bring one along for yourself as well.
The sleigh is a traditional wood construction style, with wooden bench seats. You do not sit on hay.
Typically there are two horses pulling the sleigh. The horses are a variety of heavy horse breeds, including Percheron horses. There are two different sleigh sizes, a 12 seater and 18 seater. The sleigh may or may not be full on your tour.
Unfortunately you cannot feed the horses but you certainly can pet them if you wish. They love a good scratch on the cheek. You cannot ride the horses as part of this tour but we do offer horse-riding tours in the summer.
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.
  • There are no age restrictions for this tour and children under 3 are free. However children under 3 are not guaranteed a seat (they may have to sit on your lap).
  • Children aged 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must be completed by the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Any minors under 18 years who are not accompanied by an adult must present a pre-signed waiver to go on the tour.
  • Sleigh rides are weather dependent, and may not operate in certain conditions.
Banff Trail Riders Public Sleigh Ride