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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout provided by Banff Trail Riders

Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

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US$85.29
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Experience Banff like the early pioneers did, on this fun trip alongside the Bow River. Travel on horseback or by covered wagon, and be amazed by the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy a delicious BBQ meal consisting of steak, salad, potatoes and more. Practice your cowboy skills and have fun with your friends or family on this memorable excursion.
Highlights
  • Horseback riders will be given basic instruction and helmets (and must be at least 8 years old)
  • Dinner and drinks will be provided
  • Experience the wild nature of the Banff National Park
  • A fun, family-friendly activity that everyone will enjoy
Important Information
Departure Point
Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 230lbs. 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 17 years and under must be accompained by a parent or guardian.
  • For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
  • Riders must wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle - 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 travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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NaomiF2901 wrote a review May 2019
837 contributions363 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic little experience and good to touch on the cowboy scene of Canada! Very leisurely little ride in the wagon which popped out onto the Bow River. The real highlight was the lunch though - the steak they cooked was absolutely divine! Had a really fun couple of
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Riverfolk77 wrote a review May 2019
Gold Coast, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed the wagon ride immensely. Our driver Oliver was very well informed and made the trip very enjoyable. BBQ was very well organised and food excellent. We saw a bear on the river and some elk. Horses very well schooled and totally relaxing experience.
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 9 Jul 2019
Thats great that you saw so much wildlife, We're glad you enjoyed the ride and Oliver's commentary.
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OliverSW wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Took the 3 hour Horseback ride with cookout. The ride was highly enjoyable and relaxing and our horses behaved themselves (mostly!). Riding was easy to pick up for beginners, and the views were great. The food was lovely also (had the vegetarian option - be sure to ask for this
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Response from Horsebackbanff, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Thanks for your comments were glad you enjoyed your Cowboy Cookout.
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Shirley S wrote a review Nov 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Really great guide, answered all our questions and made sure we were warm with blankets. The food at the cookout was good and my brother tried the lasoo training, he said it was fun. I would recommend this excursion!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Thanks Shirley were glad you enjoyed the ride. We hope to see you at the stables again some time.
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LiamoF wrote a review Oct 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom20 contributions12 helpful votes
My wife and I did this tour as part of our travel package last week. It was seriously disappointing and a big let down on what was otherwise a great holiday. Zoe, the host driver did do a very good job BUT it had been snowing and it was bitterly cold. The steak was good but
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 29 Nov 2018
Thanks for your response. Im sorry you did not enjoy the experience. We did receive snow supper early this year which we have no control over. Having said that there is no excuse for the lack of engagement from the staff. I can only apologize.
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By: Banff Trail Riders
nicolekY7634OQ
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Amazing experience! 100% would recommend
The ride was beautiful & the horses were 100% good boys . (Taylor & Tom tom) Our guide Hunter was so sweet and very
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GarrettP149
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Trail ride
A very enjoyable afternoon. The staff is competent and highly organized. The horses are well trained and safe for e
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Q5715IUsamh
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Bullied my friend
We booked a one hour ride for four people, however they didnt even have enough horses for us. The staff was rude, h
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ayydee519
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Called me fat
She looked at me and said we definitely don’t have a horse for you. She made me step on the scale and made a weird
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moeh367
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PURE LOSER EXPERIENCE
The most trash service ever. The 2 lady’s in the front were pure losers completely laughed at my buddy for being ov
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ReviewsRimportant1
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Disgusting Customer Service
Today was absolutely horrible! The staff right from the start were judgemental and rude. They embarrassed me by mak
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reichmec
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Nice trail ride
We did the 2 hour trail ride and really enjoyed it. Saw lots of great scenery along the way and the guides shared t
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JFLTravels
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Best way to experience the Canadian Rockies
My spouse and I went on the 6 day lodge trip as part of our honeymoon. It was an amazing trip. It is truly the best
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229DC
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Great first experience
We went on this tour in mid-August. Great first ride with our kids. Clear instructions, manageable trail, friendly
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chelzeac2020
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terrible
so we are supposed to ride with them on saturday, sep 5 2020. the appointments at 10, and they tell ppl to come 30
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CheryleLF
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Most worthwhile
Riding astride a beautiful roan who responded with immediacy to my gentle moves, we moved along a well traveled tra
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pseudo610
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DO NOT GO HERE
This place is a scam. They do not inform you that you must arrive 30 minutes prior and if you are 1-5 mins late due
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sharonfQ2117IE
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Superb experience
Booked the 1 hour ride for a family of 4. Jill was our leader and was exceptional guiding my 8 yr old daughter on h
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AtahanVancouver
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Good horse ride
Horse ride was fun but very slow & through a trail with not much to see. We never stopped to take photos and they
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Carol0553
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Perfect family activity!
This was fantastic! The guides were friendly, horses were gentle and easy to ride, the scenery was stunning. My s
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Key Details
  • Bow River Trail, Banff National Park, and 2 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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