11:30am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
Departure Time
3 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity
May-Oct
Season

Take a relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River and join the horseback riders for a BBQ cookout.

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Arrive at “3 Mile” for a true western experience with delicious comfort food. Before you eat, enjoy some western-style activities like lassoing and horseshoes.

This adventure is great for families and is offered for both lunch and dinner. The BBQ site was renovated in 2023, providing a neat and comfortable setting with covered outdoor seating.

Group bookings for cowboy cookouts are available, including exclusive use for groups of up to 60 people.

Contact us to learn more about group bookings.

Dietary requests

Please note that our establishment is located in a remote backcountry area. Due to our unique location, our kitchen operates with limited resources. We are unable to accommodate requests beyond our set menus (steak dinner or vegetarian dinner).

Meal
  • BBQ - Dinner
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Trail Riders Stables
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders

Banff Wagon Ride BBQ Cookout Reviews, Banff Trail Riders

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The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Bow River

A relaxing wagon ride along the Bow River while watching for wildlife such as ground squirrels, porcupines and beavers scurrying around the marshes and meadows.
2

Western barbecue at 3 Mile Cabin

Midway through the ride, you’ll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality and some tasty comfort food.
3

Sulphur Mountain Trail

After a hearty meal the wagon follows the base of Sulphur Mountain.

Banff Horseback Trail Rides

Meal
  • BBQ - Dinner
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Trail Riders Stables
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders

Banff Wagon Ride BBQ Cookout Reviews, Banff Trail Riders

4.5
3894+
4.4
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4.5
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  • BBQ steak
  • Baked potato
  • Cowboy baked beans
  • Caesar salad
  • Lunch buns
  • Dessert squares
  • Juice
  • Coffee, tea & hot chocolate

* Please note that our establishment is located in a remote backcountry area. Due to our unique location, our kitchen operates with limited resources. We are unable to accommodate requests beyond our set menus (steak dinner or vegetarian dinner).

Meal
  • BBQ - Dinner
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Trail Riders Stables
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders

Banff Wagon Ride BBQ Cookout Reviews, Banff Trail Riders

4.5
3894+
4.4
374+
4.5
786+
The tour runs for three hours, including two hours of riding in the wagon.
The tour includes a one-hour wagon ride along the Bow River to “3 Mile” where you will enjoy a western cookout, followed by a one-hour return wagon ride.
Please meet at the Banff Trail Riders Stables, the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. 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.

Please see the below map for the location of Banff Trail Riders Stables:

Horseback Riding Map of the Stables in Banff, Canadian Rockies

Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
Mosquito repellant is highly recommended.
Yes, everyone will meet at “3 Mile” for the barbecue.
Wagon rides run rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.

Meal
  • BBQ - Dinner
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Trail Riders Stables
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders

Banff Wagon Ride BBQ Cookout Reviews, Banff Trail Riders

4.5
3894+
4.4
374+
4.5
786+
  • Riders must check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied in the wagon by a legal guardian. Children aged 13-17 years must have a legal guardian on the ride with them (wagon or horseback).
  • Infants are free of charge, but this does not include any food.
  • All adults must sign a waiver prior to the ride. A waiver must also be completed by the legal guardian of any child under the age of 18.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.

Refunds are not issued if guests are disqualified from riding due to not meeting these requirements. Please note our cookouts require a minimum of 10 participants, please call us 24 hours prior to your tour to confirm your booking.

Meal
  • BBQ - Dinner
  • BBQ - Lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at Banff Trail Riders Stables
Guide Quote

Amanda's Pick

"I love sharing my knowledge of the parks history as we pass the Cave & Basin and the history of outfitters in the park while eating a delicious lunch at 3-mile cabin." - Amanda , General Manager, Banff Trail Riders

Banff Wagon Ride BBQ Cookout Reviews, Banff Trail Riders

4.5
3894+
4.4
374+
4.5
786+
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