A half day ride that gives you a scenic introduction into the quiet backcountry of Banff National Park.
From snow-capped mountains and sparkling waterfalls to roaring rivers and thick alpine forests, this trip takes you from the bustling Banff town-site to the peaceful wilderness just a few miles away.
See the renowned Rimrock Resort Hotel, and then trek down to the valley and lead your horse across the lively Spray River. Water and a light snack will be provided during a short rest break.
After a well deserved rest, you’ll cross the Spray River once more and ride along the base of iconic Mount Rundle. Here you’ll enjoy stunning views across the valley and of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, also known as Canada’s ‘Castle in the Rockies’, before passing by the immaculate fairways of the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. You’ll continue on to roaring Bow Falls to cross the river one last time before heading back.
– Bow Falls
– Cross the Spray River
– Sulphur Mountain
– Mount Rundle
Duration of the tour is 4 hours.
Tour season: June-October.
Departure: daily at 12:30 pm.
Minimum age: 8 years.
Children ages 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them on the tour.
Note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
Maximum weight: 230 pounds.
Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.
For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
No experience is necessary.
Dress for the weather.
Don’t forget your camera.
Your Tour Includes:
A friendly horse for every rider,
All necessary equipment,
A water and light snack.
You are required to check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your ride’s scheduled departure time to fill out a waiver and get assigned your horse. The ride will depart as scheduled.
Information on how to book this tour will be provided in the experience voucher.