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

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


Sleigh Ride Notice

Please note that while we wait for snow, wagon rides will be offered instead of sleigh rides.


Relax and take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The sleigh ride will take you through the Bow River Valley showing you the remote areas around Banff, western style!

Your memorable excursion includes a fireside warmup stop after the ride where you can toast a marshmallow and enjoy a warm drink back at the stables (weather and snow conditions permitting).

Included
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
  • Warm blankets
  • Apple Cider
  • Roasting marshmallows
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

Snuggle down under warm wool blankets and enjoy spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
2

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.
Included
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
  • Warm blankets
  • Apple Cider
  • Roasting marshmallows
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 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.

Included
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
  • Warm blankets
  • Apple Cider
  • Roasting marshmallows
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 under 3 are free. However children under 3 are not guaranteed a seat (they may have to sit on your lap).
Included
  • Cowboy Guide / Sleigh Driver
  • Warm blankets
  • Apple Cider
  • Roasting marshmallows
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

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