Throughout the day
Departure Time
40 Mins
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity
Dec-Mar
Season

Join us on a sleigh ride through the Banff mountain meadows with your family, friends or loved ones for a quintessential winter experience.

COVID-19 UPDATE

For the health and safety of staff and guests, the following measures are in place:

  • Masks are mandatory at all times.
  • Each booking will be seated in their own row, with a minimum of two paid guests per booking.
  • Each row can seat up to three guests (on the half hour) and four guests (on the hour).
  • Blankets and s’mores kits are not included, but can be purchased.

Relax and take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a scenic winter sleigh ride. Step aboard and relax as your cowboy guide takes you on a sleigh ride through Banff’s snowy mountain meadows.

Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as deer and elk as you enjoy views of Banff’s iconic mountain peaks such as Cascade Mountain and Mount Rundle.

Your memorable excursion includes a fireside warmup stop with a hot drink after the ride back at the stables (weather and snow conditions permitting).

Included
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
  • Apple Cider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Everyone can participate in this activity, grandparents, parents and kids. Not sure who has the biggest smiles at the end of the ride." - Jonathan , Owner & Founder


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

1

Sleigh ride through the mountain meadows

Enjoy spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
2

Hot drinks by the fire

Warm up by the fire after the ride with a hot drink back at the stables.
Included
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
  • Apple Cider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Everyone can participate in this activity, grandparents, parents and kids. Not sure who has the biggest smiles at the end of the ride." - Jonathan , Owner & Founder


The tour runs for approximately 40 minutes, with optional time by the campfire after the ride.
The sleigh ride travels through Banff’s mountain meadows as you look for wildlife with your sleigh driver. Then, enjoy a fireside warmup stop after the ride where you can enjoy a hot drink back at the stables (weather permitting). Blankets and s’mores kits are not included, but can be purchased.

Please meet at Warner Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please follow the sleigh ride signs to check in for your ride at the office in the west barn. 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

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. Blankets will be available to purchase, or you may like to bring your own blanket for the ride.
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 9 seater and 16 seater. The 9 seater sleigh runs hourly on the half hour and fits up to three people on each row, and the 16 seater sleigh runs hourly on the hour and can fit up to four people on each row. 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 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.

Included
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
  • Apple Cider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Everyone can participate in this activity, grandparents, parents and kids. Not sure who has the biggest smiles at the end of the ride." - Jonathan , Owner & Founder


  • There are no age restrictions for this tour and children 3 years and under are free. However, children 3 years and under are not guaranteed a seat (they may have to sit on your lap).
  • Sleigh rides are weather dependent, and may not operate in certain conditions (eg: -35C).
  • All minors under 18 years old participating in a horse activity must have a parent or legal guardian on the ride with them.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any rider under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
Included
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
  • Apple Cider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Warner Stables (Banff)
Guide Quote

Jonathan's Pick

"Everyone can participate in this activity, grandparents, parents and kids. Not sure who has the biggest smiles at the end of the ride." - Jonathan , Owner & Founder


Banff snowy sleigh ride
Winter at Warner Stables
Banff winter sleigh rides
Winter sleigh ride in Banff
Group sleigh ride with family and friends in Banff
Family sleigh ride
Sleigh ride mountain views
Family Banff winter sleigh ride
Banff family winter sleigh ride
Banff winter sleigh ride
Elk at Warner Stables
Winter sleigh ride views in Banff
Family Banff sleigh ride
Pat the sleigh horses
Family roasting marshmallows
Roast marshmallows at Warner Stables
Cowboy guide Mike