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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$85.09
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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.
59Reviews
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Sherry N wrote a review Aug 2018
Jacksonville, Florida5 contributions
Our multi-generational family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our ride and lunch. The guides, April and George, were informative and especially watchful of the children in our group. We enjoyed chatting with the guides while our steaks were cooked to order. Great way to experience Banff.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Holidayonhorseback, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 17 Aug 2018
Thanks for the review Im glad your whole family could enjoy it together.
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Mark T wrote a review Aug 2018
Orlando, Florida299 contributions39 helpful votes
Good food and engaged kids. A great way to get a different view of the scenery. Our guides where both informative and helpful as we journeyed out and back to a very tasty steak lunch. The kids loved the views and also the games at the lunch site.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Holidayonhorseback, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 17 Aug 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write the review, I'm glad you and the kids enjoyed the cookout
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Julie V wrote a review Jul 2018
Hamilton, Canada93 contributions33 helpful votes
We did the 11 am ride w the cookout and were not disappointed. Amazing trail, fantastic guides, delicious meal, beautiful horses. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the scenery, the grizzly spotting, the amazing steak meal and the great discussions with our guides and other
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 3 Aug 2018
We appreciate your comments Julie, Im glad you enjoyed the ride.
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ScaperV wrote a review Jul 2018
Perry90 contributions10 helpful votes
We did the 3 hour horseback ride and cowboy cookout. The horses was beautiful and well behaved. My sons (21 and 16) haven't ridden much, but they were perfectly comfortable with their mounts. The ride is buggy, so I would suggest to coat yourself with mosquito spray before
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 1 Aug 2018
Thank you for your review, very detailed. Im glad you and your family enjoyed the ride.
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Saisha P wrote a review Jul 2018
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My family and I enjoyed this immensely...the experience to ride western style was awesome.My children can’t stop talking about this horse ride. They felt safe the entire time. The steak was so delicious probably because it was cooked by an Aussie 😜the scenery was breathtaking.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from BanffHorseback, Manager at Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
Responded 16 Jul 2018
Thank you Saisha for your review were glad the family enjoyed the ride.
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About the operator

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By: Banff Trail Riders
BunD333
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Boring
Did the 2 hour Sundance loop with my boyfriend and was pretty disappointed. We thought it would be a fun activity a
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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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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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