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  1. Canada
  2. Alberta
  3. Banff
  4. Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Banff: Horseback Ride with Cowboy Cookout BBQ Lunch

Product ID: 226543
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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.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • BBQ lunch
  • A friendly horse for every rider
  • Lead and tail guides for your ride
  • Basic horseback riding instruction
  • Helmet
  • Free parking
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women

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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
Not allowed
  • 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 15 years and under must have someone 18 years and older with them
• 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
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Product ID: 226543