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

Our guides will lead you past roaring Bow Falls where you will cross the tranquil Spray River, followed by a partial climb up Sulphur Mountain.

Breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air as you approach the Bow Falls. You’ll also pass by the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course on this ride – one of the most immaculately manicured courses in Canada.

Continue along the edge of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, and cross through the waters once more. A partial climb up Sulphur Mountain brings you through a wooded residential area and back to the corrals.

The most unique feature of this trip is crossing the Spray River. On hotter days, your horse may even decide to cool itself off by splashing water onto its belly – it’s an experience unlike anything else.

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

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders

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

1

Bow Falls

Breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air as you approach the roaring Bow Falls.

2

Cross the Spray River

The most unique feature of this trip is crossing the tranquil Spray River. On hotter days, your horse may even decide to cool itself off by splashing water onto its belly – it’s an experience unlike anything else.
Included
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • A friendly horse for every rider
Transport Options
  • Meet at Spray River Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders

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 Spray River Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, 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 past Bow Falls and across the Spray River. 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 Spray River Corrals on Spray Avenue in Banff. The corrals are located before the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and behind the tennis courts, and are approximately a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff. There is plenty of free parking at the site.

Please see the below map for the location of the Spray River Corrals:

Horseback Riding Map of the Stables in Banff, Canadian Rockies

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 Spray River Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, 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 Spray River Corrals (Banff)
Guide Quote

Kim's Pick

"Passing by the Bow Falls leaves me breathless each time. The power and beauty of the falls is truly amazing." - Kim , Trail Guide, Banff Trail Riders

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