An experience full of western Canadian culture and landscapes, the Cowboy Country tour allows guests from all over the world staying in Banff to see how the locals live and work. Departing from Banff hotels and traveling east along the Trans-Canada highway the first stop will be at the Chiniki Stony gallery. An interpretive gallery with a history of first nations relationship with the land.
A short drive further, the tour will stop at the Yamnuska Wolfdog sanctuary where dogs are rescued and cared for, a happy home for these beautiful animals. After and interpretive tour of the sanctuary. The tour continues east for a short distance along the Bow River and through the Wildcat hills to the town of Cochrane where the Cowboy Trail intersects the urban world. A classic cowboy lunch and a visit of Historic downtown will enjoyed along with some classic boutique stores.
On return to Banff the 1A highway will be followed in its entirety winding back through the foot hills of the Rockies where it meets the town of Canmore, connecting to the Tans-Canada highway.
Tour includes transportation, all entry fees and classic Cowboy lunch.
Cost per person $135.00 CAD + gst
- 08:15-08:45 pick up guests from Banff Hotels
- 08:50 leave Banff travel to Chief Chiniki’s for a Stony Gallery visit, 30 min at gallery.
- 10:15 leave Chief Chiniki and travel to Yamnuska wolf dog sanctuary for 10:45 tour
- 12:30 leave Yamnuska tour for an authentic Western steak sandwich lunch at the old hotel down town Cochrane at 12:50, with some time to explore the main street.
- 2:00 leave Cochrane and drive the 1A to Nakoda Lake side lodge for a fire and hot drink and interpretive session for 2:35
- 3:45 leave for Banff