Throughout the day
Departure Time
1 Hour
Duration
8yrs+, 230lbs limit
Riders
May-Oct
Season

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
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs 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

1Hr Horseback Ride Review – Spray River, 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
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs 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

1Hr Horseback Ride Review – Spray River, Banff Trail Riders


Banff Horseback Trail Rides

Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs 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

1Hr Horseback Ride Review – Spray River, 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 Banff Springs 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.
Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
You must wear sturdy, closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle and long pants are best for riding. Please note that sandals of any kind are not permitted. Helmets are provided and are mandatory for all riders and mosquito repellent 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.
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
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs 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

1Hr Horseback Ride Review – Spray River, Banff Trail Riders


  • Riders must check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Riders must be at least 8 years old.
  • Riders aged 17 and under must be accompanied on the ride by a legal guardian.
  • Riders must weigh less than 230lbs / 104kg, fully dressed (your weight may need to be verified on our scales).
  • Riders must wear fully enclosed shoes (no heels).
  • Each rider must be able to speak and understand fluent English.
  • Riders must be in good physical condition.
  • Helmets are mandatory and to be worn by all riders.
  • COVID-19: Guests should not attend our tour if showing any signs or symptoms of illness.
  • COVID-19: Guests must wear a non-surgical face covering when checking in for their activity.

Refunds are not issued if guests are disqualified from riding due to not meeting these requirements.

Included
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Springs 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

1Hr Horseback Ride Review – Spray River, Banff Trail Riders


Horseback ride through the Spray River
Climb aboard your-friendly horse at the Banff Springs Corrals
Ride from the Banff Springs Corrals
Horseback ride by Bow Falls
Ride through the Spray River