Yrene lives in the Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada, and is the founder of BackcountryCanadaTravel.com. She was born in Switzerland, lived and worked on different continents and has travelled the world. Yes, that's me, an Entrepreneur, wilderness nut and animal lover who prefers off-the-beaten-track places. I write about things I love. Mostely.
Best Horseback Adventures in 2023
Why not combine your Canadian vacation with an hour or day-long horseback adventure? Heading out on a guided trail ride with a well-established outfitter and exploring the surrounding wilderness followed by a Cowboy Cookout will be a special experience you won’t forget.
Authentic multi-day wilderness ranch vacations and horse pack wilderness trips are not for everyone. Therefore, choosing a trail ride lasting for an hour to all day, with an added cookout or a helicopter tour if you like, might be an alternative.
Horseback Adventures – 1-hour to Full-day tours
About the tours
Most of the Horseback Adventures are suitable for all riders, others are for experienced riders only. Check the descriptions of the various packages before you book. Have a peek at the Canadian Rockies Combo which includes a helicopter tour, a hike and a horseback ride.
- Free cancellation for most tours – Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Reserve now and pay later to book your spot and pay nothing today
- Small groups, limited to six participants
- Not suitable for children under 8 years old and pregnant women
- Alberta Rides: Not suitable for people over 230 lbs (104 kg)
- British Columbia Rides: Not suitable for people over 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Bring insect repellent and long pants
- Not allowed are backpacks, open-toed shoes, unaccompanied minors
Horseback Riding in Alberta
Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride
Saddle up for a 1-hour guided horseback ride past some of the most awe-evoking scenery in Banff National Park. Ride your horse by the historic Cave and Basin area and along Banff’s tranquil Bow River as you look out over the soaring mountain peaks. This area is home to wildlife amongst the thick marshes and grassy meadows. Enjoy unspoiled views of the magnificent Rocky Mountains along the way.
1-Hour and 2-Hour Horseback Trail Rides in Kananaskis
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by riding into the serene Alberta backcountry. This small-group horseback riding adventure will have you exploring forests and traversing a mountain ridge for excellent views of the entire Kananaskis Valley. The tour is suitable for all, from novice to experienced riders.
Covered Wagon Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
This is an event for the whole family. Saddle up for a ride along the Bow River in Banff and a Western-style cookout. Choose from riding on horseback or in a covered wagon through the beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain. Riders have to be over 8 years old. Try some roping skills or relax with a game of horseshoes before the Cowboy BBQ cookout.
Canadian Rockies Combo: Helicopter Tour and Horseback Ride
Check out this amazing adventure package. You get to experience the Canadian Rockies from a helicopter ride, a hike, and a horseback ride.
See glaciers, waterfalls, and 10,000-foot peaks during a thrilling 20-minute helicopter flight. Enjoy an easy hike through wild alpine woods and meadows to Twin Falls. Take in breathtaking views of the Rockies and Cline River on a horseback ride. Discover the spectacular beauty of Abraham Lake, Cline River Valley, and more.
Horseback Riding in British Columbia
Pemberton: Birkenhead Lake Half-Day Mountain Ride
Discover the Birkenhead Lake region located in the scenic Coast Mountain range of British Columbia. Explore the area on horseback and enjoy some of the most beautiful back-country mountain scenery in the country. Enjoy the ups and downs of mountain horse riding at its best.
Pemberton: Full-Day Horseback Riding Experience
A full-day mountain riding experience through the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia. This is the best way to experience mountain riding at its best on sure-footed horses, as you ascend to 2,000 feet before enjoying a saddle bag lunch & returning to camp.
|Authentic Wilderness Ranch Vacations||Backcountry Destination Guide|
|Horse Pack Trips Adventures||RV and Camper Rental Guide|
|Top Companies for Guided Tours in Canada||Backcountry Camping|
Sign up for Free Canadian travel tips and monthly newsletters
This website contains affiliate links. At no cost to you, I earn a commission if you make a purchase. I only recommend products and companies I use and the income helps keep this website up. Thank you!