Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

4.6 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours

From US$ 73.99 per person

Enjoy a 1-hour horseback ride with beautiful views of the Bow Falls. Pass by the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course and cross the Spray River for a unique experience.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy horseback riding with a friendly horse for every rider
  • Take in the beautiful views of Bow Falls
  • Splash through water as you cross thorugh the Spray River
Full description
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.
  • A horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
  • Parking
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 230 lbs (104 kg)

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Meeting point

Spray River Corrals, Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada. The corrals are located behind the tennis courts near the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff. There is street parking available on Spray Avenue. Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Backpacks
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Guest must check-in onsite at minimum 30 minutes prior to their ride start time
  • Guests participating in horseback riding need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 230 lbs; guests may be required to confirm their weight on a scale and provide proof of the child's age. If these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund
  • Children are required to ride their own horse
  • A basic level of English is required so that you can understand simple instructions from the guides
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Riders must wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and long pants
  • Backpacks are not permitted on the ride
  • All adult riders must sign a waiver; a waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any rider under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory's authority)
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse without assistance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 59 reviews

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I had never been on a horse before, so I was nervous, but it was very safe. Walking through the trees and the river was so beautiful! The air is so clean, and so much greenery around you. The horses are very well trained and it was great to pet them and be near them.

August 28, 2022

My husband, grandson and I have no experience at horse back riding but we were well matched to the horses. My horse Bull, wanted to eat grass along the walk and I was having trouble stopping him from doing that, the lead rider could see that I was having trouble, so they tied something to stop his head from going down for grass. And for the rest of the ride, Bull and I were in sync. Very helpful group of employees. I would have preferred to have been able to ask some questions about the horses and learn more about them, there wasn't much opportunity to interact with the tour guides during the ride.

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August 25, 2022

So so great! I have had terrible experiences with horse back riding in the past. These horses were tame, calm and extremely well trained. The guides were amazing and I felt very safe while also able to enjoy the amazing views around us. Would absolutely do again and recommend to anyone of any level of experience with horses.

August 12, 2022

Product ID: 393713