Horseback Tours in Canadian Rockies
Amidst the rugged crags and towering Rocky Mountains surrounding Banff, Alberta Canada, is some of the world's most beautiful horse back trails. Eighty miles west of Calgary, just inside Alberta near the British Columbia border, is some Banff National Park was originally set aside for protection in 1885.
Banff, Canada's first national park, is the most popular of this country's 40 national parks and reserves, welcoming more than 4.5 million visitors annually. If you're closer in to Calgary, the area along the Rocky Mountain front near Seebe is known for its fertile ranch land and incredible horseback riding.
Hop on and ride along the edge of the Great Plains, where it nudges up to the face of the Canadian Rockies. If you've ever thought about seeing the Canadian Rockies from horseback, Fresh Tracks will set you up with horseback adventures in some of the most breathtaking scenery Canada has to offer - which is saying a lot!
See Banff National Park on Horseback
Experiencing Banff's Canadian Rockies on horseback takes you back to the era of early explorers. Not to mention, Banff National Park's century-old ranches welcome guests to join in old-fashioned horseback riding with lodging in cabins and mountain lodges. For serious adventures, there are also a number of multi-day trail rides that take you deep into the backcountry of Banff National Park and surrounding frontier.
Whether you decide on spending the night in a comfy rustic lodge or you decide to brave a few nights the true cowboy way (tent and fireside), your experience will undoubtedly be one you'll never forget. While riding through Banff National Park you'll see an incredible array of wildlife and remote mountain landscapes. Many ranches also offer part-day rides, with the option to combine your horseback riding adventure with a day of whitewater rafting or a hike to a wildflower meadow. At night, cheer on the broncs at a ranch rodeo and swing your partner at a square dance!
Prime Times to Horseback Banff
Some of the best time of the year to come and see Banff on a horseback tour is between July and August. Remember to make sure and bring layers of clothing. Although it may be sunny, it can still be cool - especially in the evening. If you're planning to spend the majority of your tour camping, remember to also be on the lookout for bears and mountain lions. If you're planning a horseback riding trip through Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, let Fresh Tracks set you up with everything you need to make your horseback-riding adventure an unforgettable experience.
Need more information on Horseback Tours in Canadian Rockies? Talk to one of our Canadian travel Insiders who'd be happy to answer all your questions.
How can we help you?
We make it easy to plan a worry-free seamless travel experience in Canada by combining our insider knowledge with your personal preferences. Your trip is personalized to your needs and all components are booked for you, so you can just relax and enjoy your experience.
Explore our sample trip ideas for inspiration
Get inspired by reviewing the collection of our hand-picked Canadian journeys – ones that we've done many times, and think are the best way to truly experience Canada.
Discuss your trip with our Canadian Insiders
We will help you narrow down your choices – where to go, where to stay, what to do on your trip, and create a personalized trip plan and quote that is tailored to you.
Get your personalized trip plan and quote
When you're happy with the itinerary that we've co-created, we'll book all the components of your journey and send you a confirmation that everything is arranged for your trip.
Ready to start planning your Canadian journey?
Get your FREE personalized trip plan and all your questions answered by our friendly, knowledgeable Canadian Insiders.
Hi, I'm Natalie!
“I am completely smitten with the Maritimes and love how easy it is to cover New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI in one trip. The drive is half of the fun, with stunning seascapes and the amazing Confederation Bridge! The red sand and warm water at all of PEI's beaches completely captivated me. And of course, no PEI visit is complete without tasting some locally-made ice cream and freshly caught mussels!”
Hi, I'm Eva!
“Montreal is my favourite city in Canada. It’s like a little slice of Europe, with narrow, cobblestone streets, oodles of history and, for the shopaholics out there, some of the best shopping on the continent. If you visit, be sure to try the poutine, a local delicacy of French fries, gravy and cheese curds.”
Hi, I'm Greg!
“I am in love with our nation's capital, Ottawa. The city has many of its best sights within walking distance of each other. In the centre of it all are the inspiring gothic style parliament buildings, just steps away from the vibrant ByWard Market. And in what other city can you ice skate to work?! The Rideau Canal is a marvel that I will always remember.”
Hi, I'm Anjuli!
“Getting on horseback and roaming the open meadows and birch forests with my dog at my side is the perfect quintessential Canadian getaway! Old homesteads and deserted farms, wildlife and horses roaming the fields will get you thinking you’re a cowboy (or girl!) in the Old West. It's totally worth getting up at the crack of dawn to witness the horses being driven in from the meadows.”
Hi, I'm Sarah!
“Toronto is an exciting and lively city! I visit every summer and love to explore the different neighbourhoods for samples of food and people watching. Taking in the old brick buildings and beautiful murals in Kensington Market, or the view of the entire city from the CN Tower – it's all a treat to experience and you never know what to expect while wandering the streets in a big city!”
Hi, I'm Angie!
“I love the West Coast! I moved here from Ontario years ago but am still in awe of the mountains and ocean. I commute to work from an island and am lucky enough to get to enjoy the natural beauty of the West Coast on a daily basis. Sometimes we're even greeted by whales or dolphins as we boat in! We're close to world-class ski mountains, beautiful city of Vancouver, and are just a short ferry ride away from Vancouver Island.”
Hi, I'm Kirsten!
“The glacial beauty of Moraine Lake in the Rockies first lured me to Canada, but it's the charm of Vancouver that has kept me here! Known as the modern ‘City of Glass’ it's surrounded by a stunning natural environment of ocean and mountains. This results in my perfect day: a morning of watching seaplanes take off from the harbour, and an afternoon to meet the resident grizzly bears on Grouse Mountain.”
Hi, I'm Meaghan!
“Growing up in Oakville, ON, I was just a short distance from Toronto. Canada's largest city is a bustling metropolis with so many incredible attractions for just about anyone! There are world class museums, outdoor parks, boutique shops and international cuisine. Whenever I'm visiting, I love to take in some local theatre. From award-winning musicals to comedy, Toronto's theatre scene is one of the best in the world!”
or call us directly toll-free at 1 877 395 5771