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Horseback Riding in Banff


Escape all your deadlines and schedules by trading them in for crisp mountain air, a good horse, and an open trail that winds through the Canadian Rockies and leads you to one magnificent view after another. A guided tour on horseback can take you to all the best spots soak in the grand mountain landscape and view the alpine wildlife in its natural habitat.

Visitors to Banff can choose from a day-long town ride, ideal a quick glimpse of the West, or a two to six day overnight excursion, which provides guests with the ultimate back-to-nature experience. Tours travel over historic trails, along bubbling streams, and onto dramatic mountain paths.

Horseback riding is a vital part of Banff’s long heritage, and remains a popular activity for visitors today. So trade in your necktie for a cowboy hat and see the vast mountain beauty of the Canadian Rockies in an experience of a lifetime.

Top Banff Horseback Tours

  • Local rides (1–3 hours): Spray River, Sundance Loop, Bow River, and Mount Rundle rides, among others
  • Overnight excursions with lodge accommodations (2–6 days)
  • Overnight tent excursions (2–6 days)
  • Adventure expeditions (6 days) into isolated sections of Banff National Park

Top Banff Horsebacking Operators

  • Banff Adventures Unlimited
  • Banff Ski Hub
  • Brewster Kananaskis Guest Ranch
  • Brewster Lake Louise Stables
  • Timberline Tours
  • Warner Guiding & Outfitting - Holiday On Horseback