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1 Hour Spray River Ride

Banff, Canada

From $76.08

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Follow in the footsteps of Canada’s rugged pioneers during this guided horseback ride through stunning Banff National Park. Get access to more sights in less time, moving swiftly through the tranquil Canadian wilderness. Highlights include a first-hand peek at Bow Falls and its surrounding mountain range and a chance to lead your horse across Spray River.
  • A guided, small-group horseback tour through Banff National Park
  • Tours are suitable for travelers over 8, and include a brief horse-riding orientation
  • Enjoy a personalized experience in a group capped at only 12 participants
  • Get an in-depth immersion into some of North America’s most stunning landscapes

What's Included

  • Lead and tail guides
  • Use of horse
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Banff Trail Riders - Corrals, Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada

    The meeting point for the Spray River Ride is at the Banff Springs Corrals in Banff, located near the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel on Spray Ave in Banff behind the tennis courts.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 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 wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle - no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • All riders must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Banff Trail Riders

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Totally worth it!
Sumy_N, Jun 2022
We were guided by cowgirls on this trip. The horses were friendly and the spray river crossing was so much fun! Totally worth doing this if you are in the Banff area.
A must-do while you’re in Banff!
Charlie_W, Jun 2022
Perfect taster for either those new to riding or just wanting a short ride through the mountains. Ride guides were really helpful, comforting for any nervous riders and encouraging. Horses are Western trained for any riders coming from the UK so takes a minute or two to forget your UK training but you soon get used to it! Horses really well trained and the scenery is just breathtaking. Highly recommended.
Good choice
lei_x, Sep 2021
If they give us a chance to take a picture with horses that will be perfect. The trailer really nice and it was fun throughout the water. Must be try it.
Great adventure
Irene_M, Sep 2021
The guide was friendly and helpful. Great sightseeing. Would recommend to friends. Reasonably priced.
Nima, Aug 2021
We had one of our best experiences here,and I want to say BIG THANK YOU to cortney.she was super helpful and professional when my GF was facing with her horse fear
Girls weekend
kelsey_c, Aug 2020
Had a really great connection to the horse Tom Tom. Spencer was such a great listener and did not hesitate to commands of the rains. Big Willy was great to ride.
Response from Host, Aug 2020
Thank you for your feedback, I'm pleased you enjoyed your ride and bonded with your horse.


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