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

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Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout

Covered Wagon or Horseback Ride in Banff with Western Cookout
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91% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Horseback riders will be given basic instruction and helmets (and must be at least 8 years old)
Duration:
3h
Group size:
56
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Dinner and drinks will be provided
  • Experience the wild nature of the Banff National Park
  • A fun, family-friendly activity that everyone will enjoy
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Dinner and drinks will be provided
  • Experience the wild nature of the Banff National Park
  • A fun, family-friendly activity that everyone will enjoy
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12217P14
Important information
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
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Banff Trail Riders - Stables, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada Warner Stables is the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please check-in for your ride at the office in the east barn which has signs for ‘Warner Stables’ and ‘office’. The stables are located approximately a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff, and there is plenty of free parking at the site.
Additional information
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Banff Trail Riders - Stables, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada Warner Stables is the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please check-in for your ride at the office in the east barn which has signs for ‘Warner Stables’ and ‘office’. The stables are located approximately a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff, and there is plenty of free parking at the site.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
34 reviews
Excellent
26
Very good
5
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Streeters
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Friendly staff and well behaved horses. If you are only going to do a few things in Banff this is a good choice. Food was quality too.
Written 1 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good afternoon, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed the meal with us! ,Hope to see you back again soon.
Written 3 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elaine A
3 contributions
May 2019
My sister and I took my 2 year old son on the covered wagon ride and cookout in May 2019. It was an amazing trip from start to finish. The horses were beautiful, staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the food was amazing.

Even having the only child on the wagon was no hassle and every attempt was made to make us feel welcome.

It was such an amazing experience and I would love to do it again if I am ever fortunate enough to be back in Banff.
Written 28 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Thank you so much for your kind words. Were so glad you enjoyed your ride with us. We would love Mohave you out again. There is always lots to discover in Banff. One trip is never enough :)
Written 29 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cameron J
perry bridge5 contributions
Sep 2019
Had an amazing time , lovely meal , chatting around the camp fire , even had a go at western events.This was a great relaxing evening thank you guys.
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
You are very welcome. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments.
Written 10 January 2020
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linda g
Devon944 contributions
Sep 2019
our group of 8 very middles aged (mostly) novice riders decided to partake in this little adventure whilst sitting at home in our comfy chairs drinking a glass of wine or two....
7 of us went on horseback with one taking refuge in the wagon.
Whilst the weather was a little unsettled the ride was good with us all feeling very in control - the ground is very muddy at the moment through no fault of the stables but the horses didnt miss a step. It was lovely to have just one other guest with us on the ride with two members of staff, sorry girls I cannot remember your names :(
And then we had our steaks - oh my goodness they were delicious...who knew you can cut steak with a plastic knife and fork?? well let me tell you their steaks are totally melt in the mouth served with jacket potato, bread rolls and salad.
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anita
1 contribution
Sep 2019
Loved the covered wagon ride! The two guides were very friendly and nice. It was fun to share stories with them. Loved it. Would do it again.
Written 23 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again
Written 26 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

crnflake
Phoenix, AZ164 contributions
We went with kids 7 and 10 so rode the wagon and really enjoyed Max, he was knowledgeable and funny. Petting the horses was fun for all, the ride really pleasant, and the food was super delicious. Everyone enjoyed the western games after dinner, overall it was a big hit in our family and we would recommend.
Written 20 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
We are glad you enjoyed the Cowboy Cookout.
Written 26 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

malley2017
Australia83 contributions
Aug 2019
A very peaceful ride in the wagon, with the driver giving information on the way. A very nice, peaceful and relaxing bush setting for bbq meal. Meal was absolutely delicious. The steak was melt in your mouth tender, so yummy! It poured on part of the way back, but wagon is covered, so no problem. Would recommend this experience.
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
It is a great steak, thank you.
Written 26 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thewondererca
St Louis147 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Friendly guides but ride is on a paved road with the view of the river blocked by trees. Lunch was in the middle of the woods with no view at all. All in all not out in the open. If your looking for scenery this is not it. Save your money on this one. May be better in thr fall.
Written 2 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lynne3855
Syracuse, NY52 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I was a bit intimidated at the start, I have only ridden once. Our three female guides were great. I felt there probably should have been one more guide for the bunch of us though. It rained for days before, so the trails were extremely muddy, difficult for the horses. Guides kept things going quite nicely and the ride along the Bow River in the evening was just beautiful. The cookout was excellent, steak cooked to order, baked pot., baked beans, rolls, salad, and desert, definitely worth it.
Written 30 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind words we are glad you enjoyed the ride.
Written 6 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

B Summers
12 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This was a fantastic way to see the Bow River and Banff national Park. Our ride was dun, our guides were helpful and informative, when I showed apprehension about my assigned horse at the stable they quickly assigned me a new horse (Spider) who was an absolute delight and so well behaved. The scenery was amazing and our guides were great to chat with whilst we rode.
The cookout was fun too, the food was certainly good and filling.
The highlight had to be the horses themselves by the end of the ride me and my family were arguing about whose horse was best since we had all bonded with them so well.
A great experience for any family.
Written 26 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the review Blanche, im glad you and your family enjoyed your ride with us.
Written 6 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Banff Trail Riders
T6154QWjenniferw
T6154QWjenniferw
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Trip of a lifetime
This was a trip of a lifetime. We arrived 6 women and left after 6 days 6 cowgirls and most of all we left friends.
dreamersball
dreamersball
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Wouldn’t recommend this trail but maybe a different trail
We took this tour (1 hour bow trail) with our 2 kids ages 8 and 11 and to be honest, I think we should have tried t
jonnyzoo
jonnyzoo
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Tourist Scam
Staff is not accommodating at all and is actively scamming (watch out, tourists). I paid full price for a 2 hour lo
K3llyp330
K3llyp330
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Calm, fun with epic scenery
My partner and I visited this awesome horse riding stables in Banff! It was my first time riding a horse and the la
563cristianer
563cristianer
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Spectacular
An amazing experience for our family. We had a great time riding beside the river. The staff were really nice as we
karenmU4537YE
karenmU4537YE
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Excellent experience in beautiful surroundings
A great experience whilst spending a couple of days in Banff, we really enjoyed our 2hrs. The scenery was outstandi
shonar2021
shonar2021
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River ride
Booked in advance, rides fill up quickly so best to plan ahead. Was a little rainy but cleared up quick. Horses wer
leahc244
leahc244
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Amazing experience!! And so helpful to our family!!
Our family had the 1 hour Spray Valley trail booked today. When we were about to embark on our ride, my 11 yr old s
tonyamI3989KK
tonyamI3989KK
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Wonderful Mother’s Day ride
I took my daughters and boyfriend on the ride and we had a fantastic time. I have been riding since childhood and a
N5083RXlydiam
N5083RXlydiam
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Fun even Solo
Great guides and a fun ride. Wish we were able to stop and take pictures near the lake, but they were kind enough t
Ellen C
Ellen C
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Nice family experience
Great activity for a family! From our three year old grandson, right up to Grandpa and Grandma, we enjoyed our exp
547kelseys
547kelseys
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Excellent time!
We booked our sleigh ride on an absolutely beautiful day. Our driver was Oliver and Bart was our steed. The sleig
skychaserCalgary
skychaserCalgary
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Excellent Ride; Disappointing Food and Poor Sanitation
While my experience with our guide, Katy and our wranglers, Matt and Mark, was excellent, the scenery was superb, a
AllinclusiveQueen
AllinclusiveQueen
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Horses were wonderful with my kids!
I won this experience for myself and my family by following @NewsCarryon on Twitter. I was a little nervous sin
CuriousCanuk
CuriousCanuk
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Great Experience
My 15 year old daughter and I (near 50) did the 1 hour Spray River ride. You actually get to go through rivers twic
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