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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

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Banff, Canada
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Offered in: English
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At a Glance

3 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

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. At the dining site, spend... More
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. At the dining site, spend some time perfecting your roping skills or relaxing with a game of horseshoes before “tucking in”--that’s cowboy speak for “eating”—a yummy BBQ meal.

Highlights

  • Choose from morning rides and lunch or afternoon/supper options
  • If you are traveling with family, the covered wagon is fun for all ages
  • Cook-out meal includes steak, salad, baked beans, potatoes, and dessert
  • Horseback riders need to be over 8 years old and under 250 lbs (113 kg)

What To Expect

Summary

Itinerary

Ride along the tranquil Bow River in Banff.

Pass By: Bow River Trail, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

The horseback ride is located in beautiful Banff National Park.

Pass By: Banff National
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Itinerary

Ride along the tranquil Bow River in Banff.

Pass By: Bow River Trail, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

The horseback ride is located in beautiful Banff National Park.

Pass By: Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Pass by the historic Cave and Basin – the birth place of Banff National Park. Here craggy rock walls surround pools of bubbling
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Itinerary

Ride along the tranquil Bow River in Banff.

Pass By: Bow River Trail, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

The horseback ride is located in beautiful Banff National Park.

Pass By: Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Pass by the historic Cave and Basin – the birth place of Banff National Park. Here craggy rock walls surround pools of bubbling thermal water.

Pass By: Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada

Climb Sulphur Mountain and then continue up to the Windy Knoll where you can take striking photos of the sweeping landscape.

Pass By: Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

What's Included

A 2-hour wagon or horseback ride in Banff National Park
Food and drinks
Use of horseback-riding equipment
Helmets (mandatory for riders)
Basic horseback instruction for riders
DINNER
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All guests must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All guests must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 250lbs. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All guests must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
  • Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 250lbs. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child’s age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
  • Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
  • For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
  • Children aged 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Riders must wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes – no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
  • Adults must sign a waiver for all activities, and a waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any person under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


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Not quite what we hoped
Cindy C
, Aug 2019
First, you need to be at the registration 45 mins or so before the ride. We weren't and the staff's patience was appreciated and hence this my advice. The rides were very large about 20 (but I did not count them) plus 3 guides. The pace was dreadfully slow. The ride out was kind of boring. The supper was good. The crew all tries to engage with the group but by the end of the day it appears most are ready to leave (not really a criticism- more of an observation). The food was good and at a level of expectation. This is not Ruth-Chris Steakhouse. The ride back was very slow. The trail back was lovely with climbs, descents and meadows. Always maintain a single file orientation. If you want real slow this is for you. Idea if you have children.
Not as good as the previous time
ruthannagetsmail
, Jul 2019
My party of three opted for the Steak Ride. One hour of horseback riging to the cooksite called 3 Mile, and another way back for an hour on horseback. 3/4 of the first hour was spent with the horses slogging through a foot deep of mud. Not so pleasant a ride. My steak was fine but the other two were not. The hour back was pleasant enough. Heavy rain for weeks created the muddy environment and also prevented us from going up the mountain as the decent wold have been dangerous. Having taken this ride before, I know that scaling the mountain leads to much more interesting views and photos. Again in life, timing is everything! My guests were happy that we had done the event though, despite the drawbacks. Staff were very friendly and excellent riders. We felt safe.
Covered wagon ride and cookout
burningham4
, Jul 2019
Awesome experience and cookout was excellent. Great bang for the buck if you’re looking for a relaxing ride through nature and a fantastic meal! A big thank to our hosts!
Do it!
Fsnegirev
, Jul 2019
Love that all the horses are rescues. Some of the guides are friendlier than others. Slow paced ride. Good dinner, beautiful views!
Nice evening.
travelwynn2019
, Jul 2019
Was raining so very glad in covered wagon. Food was really good with great staff. Certainly alot better than expected.
Wonderful Experience
kimthodge
, Jul 2019
The guides were so friendly & helpful and the steak diner was Awesome!!! Even though it started to rain when we loaded up in the wagon...this adventure was wonderful!!
Wonderful
rrums
, Jul 2019
This was so enjoyable. The staff are amazing, friendly & very helpful. Would go again & definitely recommend to anyone else.
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for your comments were glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
missed good time
brendahantz
, Jul 2019
i think it would have been a great day but we had a hail storm and lightning and horses that didn't want to corporate because they had just come off 6 month pasture and the storm was coming in fast
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Im sorry the weather did not cooperate for your ride.
Low key picturesque activity
Jet56040556231
, Jun 2019
The cool pleasant evening was the perfect setting for a lovely covered wagon ride. The staff were kind, informative and engaging. In the short time we had together they seemed like friends rather than guides by the end of the evening. Although dinner was good don’t expect a 4 star gourmet steak dinner. While waiting for the cooks to prepare your steak to order, several activities were available and encouraged. Again the staff instructed and participated as well. Overall lots of fun and definitely well worth the time and money. Our entire group enjoyed it (not really sure if appropriate for young children as scenery intake and conversation were the main activities). Don’t miss this one especially if you are looking for a relaxing way to end your day.
Amazing Tour
Sightseer19867462446
, May 2019
This tour was really well done. The staff was professional and great with horses. The steak lunch was amazing!

Product code: 12217P14