Banff: Family Friendly Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

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Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours

Banff: Family Friendly Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours

From US$ 34.57 per person

Glide over the sparkling snow in Banff in a horse-drawn sleigh. Cozy up with family, friends, or a loved one as your friendly driver takes you on a scenic ride through snow-covered meadows.

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Duration 40 minutes
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  • Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, the quintessential winter experience for all ages
  • Sit back and gaze at the winter panoramas of Banff National Park
  • See some of most iconic mountain peaks including Rundle Mountain and Cascade Mountain
  • Cozy up near the campfire after your sleigh ride
Full description
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.
  • Sleigh driver
  • Hot drinks
  • Free parking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir blanket and s'more kit (available for purchase)
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada. The big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Gloves

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Campfires are weather-permitting
  • Children 3 years and under are free of charge, but are not guaranteed a seat and may need to sit on a lap
  • Sleigh rides are weather dependent and may not operate in certain conditions (eg: -35C)
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the tour; a waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any children under the age of 18 and documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority
  • Any minors under 18 years, who are not accompanied by an adult must present a pre-signed waiver to go on the tour
  • Each booking will reserve one row in the sleigh; each row can hold a maximum of 4 guests
  • Bookings of more than 4 guests will need to be divided into more than one booking
  • A minimum of two participants are required to make a booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

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Check-in and check-in are very easy. They offered us hot drinks before, during and after the ride. We were lucky that it snowed the previous days as they were closed due to lack of snow. Our Belgian horse friends: Wayne and Luke did an amazing job on this experience and allowed themselves to be petted at the end of the ride.

February 2, 2023

It was a bit chilly when we were out (-20 C), but blankets and hand warmers were helpful. The kids appreciated the horse-drawn transportation options of their great grandfather. The covid protocols and masks took away from some of the fun and ability to hear the guide clearly, but overall we enjoyed the outing.

December 26, 2021

This is our second visit to Warner Stables, but our first sleigh ride. It was fantastic again! Staff was so friendly and accommodating. The horses were beautiful as was the scenery! Our guide Emily was fantastic and super knowledgeable! Nice touch with the hot chocolate or apple cider that you could bring on the ride, as well as with the fire pits and marshmallows to roast at the end! We will definitely be back again!

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January 12, 2020

Product ID: 303703