Located in North America, the horseback riding in Canada offers over twenty awesome horseback riding trails. The best Canada horseback riding based on popularity are can be found in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Canada horseback riding region below.
From Whitehorse to Dawson, the Dawson Overland Trail is a 112km multi-use trail. The trail starts at Takhini Crossing near Whitehorse and runs northwest to Braeburn Lodge near Dawson. The horse trail follows an old stagecoach route. This multi-use route is also open to hiking, mountain biking, ATV riding, snowmobiling and nordic skiing depending upon the season.
In Halifax County, the 5.3km Bissett Road Trail is open to a variety of sports including horseback riding. The route follows an old railroad grade. There are short railway bridges at 2.5 and 4.5 km, along with patches of wild roses, add to the excitement of the trail. Take caution riding across the bridges.
In Annapolis County, the 8km Roxbury Road is open to horseback riding. The trail follows along an old logging road. You walk by the Old Roxbury Settlement. The old ruins are marked with signs, and make the horse trail enjoyable to all history lovers.
In Guysborough County, the 10km Bull Hill Road Trail is open to horseback riding. This scenic trail provides a view of New Harbour. From the trail head at the bottom, you can see the end. The defined dirt road in the distance against Bull Hill is almost eerie placed between the miles of Barren land and scattered granite boulders. Along the winding trail are rows of alder and lure bushes with the occasional spruce, fir, pine and maple tree.
Close to Barrie, the Hardwood Hills have become a mecca with 42 km of horseback riding trails. The tracks are divided into three networks based on difficulty and there is a user fee. Keep in mind that these trails are shared with numerous mountain bikers so watch out while riding.
Near West Guilford, the private 50,000 acres Haliburton Forest has over 300 km of horse trails. It is located just south of Algonquin Provincial Park. While riding, keep a look out for moose, fox and black bear. The more popular horseback riding routes include the Pass Trail, Lookout Trail and the Normac Trail.
Near Chilliwack, the 2,600 hectare Cultus Lake Provincial Park has a 20km horseback riding trail. The trail is made of compact gravel and shale. It is shared with hikers and mountain bikers, so use care when riding.
In Victoria County, the 8.5km St Anns Bay Trail is open to horseback riding. This trail climbs steadily to offer a spectacular view of St. Anns. Surrounded by ash, birch, beach, maple, pine, and spruce, you will have the opportunity to watch a brook run down between two mountains into the ocean.
In Guysborough County, the 7km Lookoff Trail is open to horseback riding. The Lookoff Trail is a 7 km route along a deteriorated single lane gravel road. As you climb to the top, the trail is bordered by alder and lure bushes. The trail transverses a bog, pine and spruce stands and eventually ends in the barrens.
Near Banff, the southern half of Banff National Park has numerous trails of varying levels of difficulty open to horseback riding. There are several staging areas throughout the park that permit overnight corrals. These include: Pipestone River Trailhead off Slate Road, Mosquito Creek trailhead, Saskatchewan Crossing Resort, and Nigel Creek Trailhead.