Enjoy a day the cowboy way! Take a horseback or wagon ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain, enjoy a BBQ feast western style, and return along the banks of the Bow River. This adventure is perfect for a group of friends or a unique family excursion in the spectacular wilds of Banff National Park.
Enjoy a Banff cowboy experience!
Get a taste of the mountain air with a morning trail ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain. As you are horseback riding or enjoy a relaxing covered wagon ride along the Bow River, try and spot wildlife hidden in the thick brush. Don’t forget to look up for eagles and osprey soaring in the skies above.
You’ll ride your horse through meadows, marshes and lush grassy fields before arriving at 3 Mile Cabin, where you’ll unwind and play some genuine cowboy games like horseshoe throwing and lassoing. After you have worked up an appetite, feast on some hearty BBQ favourites such as steak and home-made baked beans.
On the return trip, you’ll trot up to the Windy Knoll where you can take in some of the most spectacular views of the Rockies.
If someone is not up for horseback riding, they can take a peaceful covered wagon ride along Bow River to 3 Mile Cabin instead and then join you for the cowboy BBQ feast.
No prior horseback riding experience is required.
- Get a taste of the mountain air with a trail ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain.
- Relax at 3 Mile Cabin by the Sundance Canyon trail, while your BBQ lunch is being prepared.
- Free time to play horseshoes or relax at the 3 Mile Cabin campsite
- Return along the banks of the Bow River.
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Daily May 01 to September 30, weather and trail conditions permitting
- Basic horseback riding instruction.
A friendly horse.
Lead and tail cowboys to guide your horse or wagon ride.
All necessary equipment.
BBQ lunch (BBQ steak, baked beans, salads, rolls, fresh fruit, sweets, coffee, juice).
Need to know:
- Minimum age: 8 years
- Maximum weight: 250 lbs
- Please wear closed toed shoes and long pants. Dress for the weather.
- Children will not be paired with an adult - they must ride their own horse.
- Children under 8 can ride on the wagon.
- Don’t forget your camera.
If you are looking for an unforgettable gift or something fun to do with wide open mountain views then this Banff experience is the ticket!
The Banff Cowboy Cookout Lunch and Horseback or Covered Wagon Ride experience takes place at Banff, Alberta. VIEW MAP
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CANADIAN SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE!
The Cowboy Cookout Lunch & Horseback / Covered Wagon Ride experience has been officially designated as part of the Signature Experiences Collection® by the Canadian Tourism Commission. The CTC believes that this esteemed group of selectees exemplify “once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences...and show the world what Canada’s tourism brand is all about”.