Bow River Trail

Bow River Trail: Our most recommended tours and activities

Banff National Park: 2-Hour Sundance Loop Horseback Ride

1. 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: Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride for Four

2. 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.

Calgary: Bow River Trail Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

3. Calgary: Bow River Trail Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Explore the highlights around Calgary's stunning Bow River with an audio walking tour of the Bow River Trail on your smartphone. Find out about the city's history and admire its sights. From the starting point, follow the audio on your smartphone, which plays automatically as you approach points of interest, and use the app offline to save your data. You'll occasionally detour off the path to experience Calgary's varied cultures, too. Hear information and interesting facts about contemporary Calgary, the Calgary Folk Festival, Eau Claire Market, the Turkish Festival, and the not-for-profit Calgary Zoo with its new zoo bridge. Discover the mission of the Chevron Learning Pathway and the Ripple. Learn about Calgary’s impressive history as you pass by the Mewata Armouries, Prince’s Island Park, Fort Calgary, the Inglewood Bridge, and two famous houses reputed to be haunted. Discover the Avatamsaka Monastery, the Peace Bridge, the Chinese Cultural Centre, and Sien Lok Park. Take a break and admire the Centre Street Lions, and check out the views from Rotary Park and the Mount Pleasant Viewpoint.

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What people are saying about Bow River Trail

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Wonderful stable located a short walk from Banff Ave. Also has ample parking if you prefer to drive. The staff are very patient and helpful in ensuring you are matched with the right horse based on your experience. I rode Possum and my husband rode Moose. Both horses were gentle and easy to manage for two inexperienced riders. We took the two hour ride which takes you along the gorgeous Bow River and then up into the forest area. The guides were terrific making sure both riders and horses remained safe throughout the trip. These are trail horses so no trotting etc, but it is a perfect and relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful views and an ideal family activity. They do offer other rides for more experienced riders, cowboy cookouts and I believe multi day camp out trips so many options to choose from. Overall, loved the experience and highly recommend!!

Me and my kids (11 & 8 years) liked it a lot. Great scenery, super professional crew. Thanks to Kate and René! Side note... I've never sat in a saddle for 2 hours - quite a long time for an inexperienced butt

30 minutes of hard rain left us soaking wet. For the hour and a half before the rain started however it was an enjoyable ride.

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

Great people beautiful well mannered horses. We did the Two hr then the 3hr cook out. Brilliantly