Banff: Horseback Ride with Cowboy Cookout BBQ Lunch

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours

Banff: Horseback Ride with Cowboy Cookout BBQ Lunch

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours
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From US$ 146.15 per person

Get a taste of the mountain air with a horseback ride along the Bow River and the base of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy a delicious cowboy cookout BBQ lunch at 3 Mile Cabin which includes western style games, like lassoing and horseshoes.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Take a scenic horseback ride in Banff along the Bow River and the Sulphur Mountain Trail
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch including steak, salad, baked beans, potatoes, and dessert
  • Spend time perfecting your roping skills or relaxing with a game of horseshoes
Full description
Meet your guide at the stables in Banff, where your adventure will begin. After check in at the office, walk back outside into the sunshine and meet your trusty horse. Climb onto your horse under the direction of your guide, and learn some basic horseback riding techniques.  Embark on a 1-hour ride along the Bow River and past the historic Cave and Basin hot springs towards the lunch spot at 3 Mile Cabin. Upon arrival, let the cook know how you would like your steak cooked or first try a round of lassoing or horseshoes. Tuck into your cooked-to-order steak along with a baked potato, cowboy baked beans, Caesar salad, buns, and dessert. This sheltered lunch spot has comfortable picnic benches and there's plenty of time to relax by the fire or try some western style games after lunch if you prefer. After your tasty lunch, take a 1-hour ride back along the Sulphur Mountain Trail and up and around the Windy Knoll, where you can see dazzling views of the surrounding mountains. Back at the stables, disembark and say goodbye to your horse with some farewell pats.
  • BBQ lunch
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
  • Free parking
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 230 lbs (104 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Warner Stables, 1 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada. Look for 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’. There is plenty of free parking at the site. Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Backpacks
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Guests must be 8 years or over and a maximum of 230 lbs
  • Guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of age; if these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund
  • Children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse
  • An understanding of basic English is required so that you can understand simple instructions from the guides
  • Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Riders must wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and long pants
  • All adult riders must sign a waiver; a waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any rider under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority)
  • Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse without assistance
  • Backpacks are not permitted on the ride
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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An amazing experience and great for everyone!

Me and my mum did this and neither of us had ever been on a horse before but everyone there was so friendly and helpful and we really felt safe and comfortable the whole time! Our guide had amazing knowledge about history, the horses and the local area and was really sweet and great to listen to. The cookout was also great where we got to meet up with some of the other people that work there and help to run it, food was amazing and so was the company. A truly amazing experience that will be enjoyed by all! Thank you so much to everyone there that made it special for us!

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September 14, 2019

September 10, 2019

Excellent guided tour! We had a great time.

June 4, 2022

Product ID: 226543