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Sleigh Rides

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Take a Sleigh Ride in the Canadian Rockies

Hugging the edge of a frozen lake, the trail traces a path beneath vast glaciers and craggy peaks. The seemingly tireless horses maintain a steady rhythm and the sleigh glides on, swiftly and silently while you sit cozy under a warm blanket. The sound of jingling sleigh bells and the sights of the magical snowy landscape make you feel like you are a character in your very own fairy-tale. 

Sleigh rides are a classically romantic way to enjoy the winter wonderland of Banff and Lake Louise. Join a public tour or indulge in a private ride, either way it’s sure to be a memorable experience. Sleigh rides are available both in the town of Banff and in Lake Louise.

Guided sleigh rides in the meadows of Banff begin with a visit to the stables to meet the horses and staff. Then cuddle up beneath blankets in the sleigh as you journey through a snow-covered valley under the power of the beautiful horses. Along the way your guide will point out any wildlife and tell some stories about the history of the area. 

Sleigh rides in Lake Louise take you along the lake beneath Victoria Glacier and to the Ice Falls by day or the expansive starry skies and a glowing Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise by night. 

For a more intimate trip, set out in a small private two-seater cutter sleigh with your very own one-horse open sleigh. This romantic unforgettable sleigh ride is great for engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or just a quiet moment with someone special.


Tours are available throughout the day. Reservations are recommended.

Check the weather before you go and dress warmly in layers. Hats, scarves, and gloves are recommended. 

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