1 Hour Bow River Ride

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1 Hour Bow River Ride
from £46.20
Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park - and one worth getting out of the car and onto a trail for. Go back to a simpler time with a 1-hour horseback ride and experience the park at a relaxed pace. Led by your cowboy guide, saddle up and ride past natural sulphur springs along the gentle Bow River and get a feel for what it was like for pioneers first settling in this once-wild area.
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In Brief

Banff, Canada
1 hour
Important InfoInfo

The 1 hour Bow River Ride takes you along the tranquil Bow River in Banff. Ride past the historical Cave and Basin site and take in the the beautiful surrounding mountain views,

Stop At:

• Bow River Trail, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
• Banff National Park, Alberta Canada


  • Lead and tail guides
  • Use of horse
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Basic horseback riding instruction


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All riders must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 230lbs. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child’s age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Riders must wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle - no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • Adults must sign a waiver for all activities, and a waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any person under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.25 out of 5 based on the last 8 recent reviews

Highly recommended!! It was a beautiful ride with some of the best views of Banff. The horses are really well-trained and very adorable, great for anyone!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Great for beginners of all ages. Staff very helpful and friendly.Very conscientious making sure all cents are safe. Gave me a chance to reacquaint myself with horseback riding. Last time I rode was almost 30 years ago!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2018
Excellent adventure. Very safe. Good views of the area. Our guide, Randy, was terrific and gave us insight not only on what we were seeing on the ride, but also good advice on where to go in the park.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2017
My family and I just loved this ride. Just gorgeous and what an amazing way to spend 2 hours. So glad we did this while visiting Banff
• Submitted 04 Aug 2016
Absol brilliant. Thoroughly enjoy. Made a perfect addition to our dream honeymoon. Very happy with the service and ride. Would recommend.
• Submitted 14 Jun 2016
The tour is great and the lady guide is very thoughtful and responsible. What I'm going to complain is the rate that I got from VIATOR is the exactly same that we can get from their online official website. This is the first time that I get no savings via Viator!!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
The staff were great, the views spectacular. The only word of caution is that if you've had any horseback riding experience you will find this ride boring as there is no galloping or cantering allowed,slow walk for 2 hours. Ladies don't do your hair as it's mandatory you wear a helmet that's supplied by the barn, not the cleanest.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2017
The staff was very friendly, helpful and provided helmets for all riders. The check-in was a bit chaotic - no verification of payment or ID was required. Although the online registration requested riding level it made no difference, most riders were inexperienced and we were all treated the same. The ride was very slow and the mosquitoes were terrible.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2017

In Brief

Banff, Canada
1 hour