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Alberta, Canada Horse riding

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Banff: Family Friendly Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

1. Banff: Family Friendly Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Start your tour in Banff, where you will meet a member of the riding office, who will check you in for your sleigh ride. Now it's time to climb into the sleigh and get cozy with your loved ones under a cozy wool blanket. Hear the tinkling of sleigh bells, as the horses lead you on a journey through Banff's mountain meadows. Along the way, listen to stories from your guide and soak in the spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains, while keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife, such as elk and deer. Finish your memorable excursion with a fireside warm-up stop after the ride with a hot drink back at the stables.

Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride

2. 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 1 hour of scenic horseback riding, return to the stables, where you'll disembark and say goodbye to your horse with some farewell pats.

Banff: Horseback Ride with Cowboy Cookout BBQ Lunch

3. 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 around the Windy Knoll, where you can see dazzling views of the surrounding mountains. Back at the stables, disembark and say goodbye to your horse with some farewell pats.

Banff National Park: 2-Hour Sundance Loop Horseback Ride

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

Explore stunning sections of wilderness on this two-hour horseback riding tour in Banff National Park. Spot wildlife that you might not get to see on foot and learn a few cowboy tricks along the way from your 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. Press through thick marshes that are difficult to navigate on foot. Watch as your horse easily ascends the slopes of Sulphur Mountain to reach the Windy Knoll viewpoint where you can take striking photos of the sweeping landscape. 

Banff: Romantic Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

5. Banff: Romantic Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland by riding aboard a magical horse-drawn sleigh through the mountains of Banff. Enjoy a scenic guided trip, taking in fascinating views of the surrounding peaks. Warm up after your ride with hot drinks and marshmallows by a campfire. Start your tour in Banff where you will meet a member of the riding office who will check you in for your sleigh ride. Now it's time to climb into the sleigh and get cozy with your loved one under a cozy blanket. Hear the tinkling of sleigh bells as the horse begins your journey through Banff's mountain meadows. Along the way, listen to stories from your guide and see some of Banff's most iconic mountain peaks including Rundle Mountain and Cascade Mountain. Soak in the spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains while keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as elk and deer. Enjoy a delicious hot beverage and chocolates to enjoy at your leisure along the ride. Stop to warm up beside a fire after the ride where you can toast a marshmallow and enjoy a warm drink back at the stables.

Banff: 4-Hour Sulphur Mountain Intermediate Horseback Ride

6. 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, complete with ead and tail guides for your ride. 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 National Park: 1-Hour Spray River Horseback Ride

7. 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.

Canadian Rockies Combo: Helicopter Tour and Horseback Ride

8. Canadian Rockies Combo: Helicopter Tour and Horseback Ride

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Canadian Rockies. Your experience begins with a 20-minute helicopter ride. Admire the stunning views of the mountains, lakes, and glaciers from above. Your pilot will land where the Cline River and Waterfalls Creek meet. Hop off the helicopter and explore the natural beauty of the region on foot during a 1-hour easy hike. Take in the wild beauty of the backcountry as you trek up to Twin Falls.  Here you will enjoy your delicious picnic lunch. Once you have returned from your helicopter ride, continue the adventure with a 1-hour horseback ride. Marvel at sweeping views of the mountains, crystal clear rivers, and the epic Abraham Lake.

Banff: 3-Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride

9. 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: Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride for Four

10. 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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It was a full hour ride by Bow River and the horses were very well trained! There were 2 guides following the group, monitoring the horses as well as giving us some background to the places we've visited! Highly recommended activity!

The people who run the stables are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. It’s also walking distance from the hotels.

We enjoyed our private family sleigh ride. Our guide was awesome and the atmosphere impecable.

It was fun and a neat experience. The driver was knowledgeable about the horses and the area.

Was wonderful had a great time the guys were super nice and the scenery was very pretty