Alberta
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Our most recommended Alberta Horse Riding

  • Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride

    1. Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride

    Start the tour in Banff where you will meet a member of the riding office, who will check you in and provide you a helmet for your ride. From here, walk back outside into the sunshine and meet your trusty horse. Using a step, climb onto your horse under the direction of your guide, and learn some basic horseback riding techniques. Follow your guide along the tranquil Bow River and past the historic Cave and Basin Hot springs - the original birthplace of Banff National Park. This area is home to wildlife in amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows. Enjoy unspoiled views of the magnificent Rocky Mountains along the way. After a 1 hour of scenic horseback riding, return to the stables, where you'll disembark and say goodbye to your horse with some farewell pats.

    This was our first time horseback riding so we were a bit nervous but the team was so good at explaining everything and the horses were extremely well-trained!!!! It was soooo easy to navigate them. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves.

  • Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

    2. Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

    Embark on a horseback riding adventure as you breathe in the pine-spiced mountain air. Approach the Bow Falls and enjoy spectacular views. Pass by the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course known as 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. Enjoy a unique experience and cross the Spray River. On hotter days, your horse may even decide to cool itself off by splashing water onto its belly. Have an experience unlike anything else.

    Honestly, it was a good experience... the 2 ladies were very helpful and friendly. It was my first time ever riding a horse and getting near to a horse. Instructions were simple. My horse though was so hungry and kept stopping to eat. It was very strong that when he decided to eat, my arm strength was not enough to pull his head up ( and i was worried to upset him too). Also my horse kept hitting the horse in front him and run toward the horse in front of him.( even if i keep space and try to stop him) I was thinking maybe i was doing something wrong, but i observed all other horses were quite and obedient. Overall i think it was good experience and staff were helpful. I just think my luck qas not the best of getting a hungry horse who was in a mood haha.

  • Banff National Park: 2-Hour Sundance Loop Horseback Ride

    3. Banff National Park: 2-Hour Sundance Loop Horseback Ride

    Explore stunning sections of wilderness on this two-hour trip and spot wildlife that you might not get to see on foot. Learn a few cowboy tricks along the way from your experienced guide.  Pass by natural sulphur hot springs as you make your way to one of Banff’s national historic sites, the Cave and Basin. Trek along the tranquil Bow River and take in magnificent views of the Bow Valley before pressing through thick marshes as you climb Sulphur Mountain. Continue up to Windy Knoll where you can take striking photos of the sweeping landscape

    Great trip along the Bow river and beautiful mountain views. We took our 4 children and they loved it!

  • Banff: 3-Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

    4. Banff: 3-Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

    Start the tour in Banff where you will meet a member of the riding office, who will check you in and provide you a helmet for your ride. From here, walk back outside into the sunshine and meet your trusty horse. Set off on a 3-hour ride following your guide along winding trails through the Bow Valley's rustic terrain and grassy meadows. The ride continues past the tranquil Bow River and bubbling thermal waters of the historic Cave and Basin area to the Sundance Canyon Trail. As you ride into thick forest in this wildlife-rich area, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for elk and other animals. Finally, ride up Sulphur Mountain to the Windy Knoll viewpoint, where sweeping views over the Bow Valley await. On the return journey your small group will loop back to Warner Stables where you will disembark and give your trusty horse some much-deserved pats.

  • Banff: 2-Day Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

    5. Banff: 2-Day Overnight Backcountry Lodge Trip by Horseback

    On this backcountry adventure, your guide will take you along a route that the early explorers of the Canadian Rockies blazed nearly a century ago. It’s the ideal way to dip your toe into horseback trekking in Banff. On the first day, start the trip at the stables in Banff, where you will meet your trusty horse, specifically picked for you. Even if you have no experience, you'll be matched with a mild-mannered horse and be taught everything you need to know. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you gain confidence in the saddle. All the horses are steady, responsive, and can be counted on to cross any terrain, from forest paths to boulder-strewn creeks. On the ten mile journey to your lodge, follow the trail alongside the rushing glacier-fed waters of the Bow River, Healy Creek, and Brewster Creek. Along the way, stop for a simple, hearty cowboy-style hot lunch on the banks of the river....

  • Banff: Horseback Ride with Cowboy Cookout BBQ Lunch

    6. Banff: Horseback Ride with Cowboy Cookout BBQ Lunch

    Meet your guide at the stables in Banff, where your adventure will begin. After check in at the office, walk back outside into the sunshine and meet your trusty horse. Climb onto your horse under the direction of your guide, and learn some basic horseback riding techniques.  Embark on a 1-hour ride along the Bow River and past the historic Cave and Basin hot springs towards the lunch spot at 3 Mile Cabin. Upon arrival, let the cook know how you would like your steak cooked or first try a round of lassoing or horseshoes. Tuck into your cooked-to-order steak along with a baked potato, cowboy baked beans, Caesar salad, buns, and dessert. This sheltered lunch spot has comfortable picnic benches and there's plenty of time to relax by the fire or try some western style games after lunch if you prefer. After your tasty lunch, take a 1-hour ride back along the Sulphur Mountain Trail and up and...

    Me and my mum did this and neither of us had ever been on a horse before but everyone there was so friendly and helpful and we really felt safe and comfortable the whole time! Our guide had amazing knowledge about history, the horses and the local area and was really sweet and great to listen to. The cookout was also great where we got to meet up with some of the other people that work there and help to run it, food was amazing and so was the company. A truly amazing experience that will be enjoyed by all! Thank you so much to everyone there that made it special for us!

  • Banff: 4-Hour Sulphur Mountain Intermediate Horseback Ride

    7. Banff: 4-Hour Sulphur Mountain Intermediate Horseback Ride

    See Banff National Park from a different perspective; 6 or 7-feet up from the back of a friendly horse. Meet your guide, get outfitted with your horse, and receive a safety briefing. Then head out through the park on horseback on a 4-hour guided tour. The 4-hour Sulphur Mountain Ride is packed with Rocky Mountain scenery. See the renowned Rimrock Resort Hotel, trek down to the valley and lead your horse across the lively Spray River. You’ll ride along the base of Mount Rundle and stop for a short break and small snack before continuing on to enjoy stunning views across the valley and of the Rimrock Hotel - before passing by the immaculate fairways of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. You’ll continue on to the roaring Bow Falls to cross the river a second time before heading back. This tour is for riders with previous riding experience only.

  • Banff: Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride for Four

    8. Banff: Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride for Four

    Enjoy a 40-minute sleigh ride on your private four-seat sleigh through the mountain meadows, situated close to the town of Banff. Meet at the Warner Stables in Banff to begin your sleigh ride. Admire the stunning views of the majestic Mount Rundle and beautiful Mount Norquay as your guide provides information on the surrounding area.  Cuddle up under a blanket with your family, friends, or loved ones in a private sleigh ride for four. If you are lucky, you may even spot some local wildlife including deer or elk. Finish off the trip by warming up by a crackling fire and roasting some marshmallows from your s'mores kit and snack on some tasty treats.

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What people are saying about Alberta

Fascinating activity! The horses were well trained and the view was amazing. The staffs were very patient and nice with our group, and also I want to thank to this one staff who taught me so well with riding horse. I had a really good time with my horse, Tucker, too!

Great trip along the Bow river and beautiful mountain views. We took our 4 children and they loved it!

Amazing and very competent trail guides. Horses were well mannered and was an excellent experience.

Amazing activity, had a lot of fun, amazing guides and would definitely recommend it to everyone!

Great easy ride for first time horseback riding family. Kid loved crossing the river.