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Banff Trail Riders

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Book at Trail Rider Store, 132 Banff Ave
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Offering backcountry “adventure dining” in Banff National Park for over 50 years, Banff Trail Riders provides a taste of mountain air and a hearty meal during their Cowboy Cookouts.


Enjoy a scenic trail ride or covered wagon ride along the the base of Sulphur Mountain and by the Bow River to their cookout location by the Sundance Canyon Trail. At the picnic site is covered seating, a BBQ pit and mountain views all around.

Try your hand at ‘calf’ roping or horseshoes while your meal is cooked to order. After you’ve fuelled up, you’ll mount back up for the ride into to town. Horse riders return via the Sulphur Mountain Trail with a climb up and around the Windy Knoll, while the wagon returns along the Bow River.

This adventure is perfect for a group of friends or a unique excursion suitable for the entire family.

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  • Cowboy Cookout Lunch and Dinner: Tomato and Red Pepper Soup; Tossed Salad; Braised Short Ribs, mashed potatoes, dinner bun, fresh seasonal vegetables; Crème Brûlée Cheesecake —designated a Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experience
  • Most allergies and diet restrictions can be accommodated; notify at time of booking


Cowboy Cookout: horseback rider $162 – $196

Cowboy Cookout: covered wagon passenger $99 – $109 ($77 -$87 for ages four to 12, free for ages three and under)

Cowboy Cookout (Lunch): 11:30 am
Cowboy Cookout (Dinner): 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Advance reservations necessary


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Cowboy Cookout with Banff Trail Riders

July 30, 2016

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