Cowboy for a Day

Horseback Riding

Banff Trail Riders

This full day adventure will give you a glimpse of cowboy life in the mountains and offers the greatest variety of scenery as you travel through the Spray River Valley. Along the ride you will capture panoramic views from Sulphur Mountain. Lunch is included and prepared trailside. On the way back, ride along the base of Mt. Rundle where you will experience unique views of the Spray River.

What you can expect

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

Enjoy the most popular and scenic trail ride through the Spray River Valley. Capture panoramic views of the valley from Sulphur Mountain. While lunch is being prepared western style, take the opportunity to explore the banks of the Spray River. On the homeward trek you will ride along the base of Mt. Rundle, offering unique views of the Spray River.


7 Hours


  • Closed toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Dress for the weather
  • Don't forget your camera
  • Helmets not mandatory but available for rent at first come first serve basis if desired

Dietary requirements

  • Allergies and diet restrictions can be accomodated and must be notified at time of booking

Weather requirements

  • Dress appropriately for that day's weather


  • Explore Banff National Park on horseback
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail cowboys to guide your ride
  • Follow historic routes original explorers carved
  • Enjoy a hearty meal fit for a cowboy


  • Departure times may differ slightly at the start and the end of the summer season
  • BBQ lunch provided

Meet location

Meet at Warner Stables

Driving directions

  • From the Trans Canada Highway drive along Banff Avenue to Downtown. Continue south along Banff Avenue to the Bow River Bridge, and drive across. As soon as you cross the bridge, turn right onto Cave Avenue and drive for 700ms, next turn right onto Sundance Road. The Warner Stables is the big red stables at the end of Sundance Road. There is plenty of free parking at the site.



  • Minimum age: 8 yrs
  • Maximum weight: 250lbs
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult - they must ride their own horse
  • Anyone who is 15 years old or under must have someone who is 18 years or older with them

Cancellation / Refund

  • 100% Refundable with 48 hours or greater notice prior to the listed tour time
  • 100% Non Refundable within 48 hours
  • NO SHOW’S are 100% Non Refundable

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:


Number of guests allowed

No limit on guests number

Minimum time to book before

15 hours


  • All pricing per person
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2017 rates and may be subject to change for the 2018 season

Regular rate

Adult (aged 16 – 80) $259.00 CAD
Youth (aged 9 – 15) $259.00 CAD

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