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Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride

Product ID: 227587
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Saddle up for a 1-hour guided ride past some of the most awe-evoking scenery in Banff National Park. Ride your horse by the historic Cave and Basin area and along Banff's tranquil Bow River as you look out over the soaring mountain peaks.
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Duration: 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take in scenic river and mountain views on this 1-hour horseback ride through Banff National Park
  • Marvel at the tranquil Bow River in Banff and soaring mountain peaks
  • Bond with your friendly horse as you enjoy this relaxing ride
Full description
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.
Includes
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
  • Free parking
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 230 lbs (104 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Warner Stables, 1 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada. The big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please check-in for your ride at the office in the east barn which has signs for ‘Warner Stables’ and ‘office’. There is plenty of free parking at the site. 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
• 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 will not be paired with an adult – they must 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
4.5 / 5
based on 11 reviews
Review summary
Service
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Value for money
3.9/5
Safety
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Product ID: 227587