Canada Dude Ranches are for the vacationer looking for that out of the ordinary, soft adventure experience on horseback to experience cowboy life in the vast open spaces and pristine wilderness.
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Discover the top wildlife parks with a large variety of wildlife and awesome scenery that can be experienced in a variety of ways including; hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping. [ Read more ]
Located in the Priddis foothills and mountain area, 25 miles southwest of Calgary. The horseback riding arrangements and the length of time you spend on horseback is up to you. You can opt to ride for a full or half day over terrain that varies from valleys to high mountain foothills, over old Indian trails across streams and meadows. They have close to 50 head of horses to accommodate the rider of all skill levels. There is also the opportunity to take a trip to Spruce Meadows, Banff or the Glenbow Museum and Heritage Park. Grab your fishing rod for a walk along the creek or a visit to the nearby lakes as for excellent fishing. When the snow falls, you can cross-country ski at the ranch, with dog sledding, snow boarding, downhill skiing, skating, and snowmobiling available nearby. They also offer special weeks for special interests such as;
Ladies Trail Clearing Week
Natural Leader... Horses and You; a Retreat for Women with a Passion for the Equine.
The Calgary Stampede
Cowboy and Indian Weeks
Lucasia Ranch Vacations
Located in the in the beautiful Porcupine Hills, this is a working cattle ranch on 4,000 acres with 600 head of cattle and 80 horses. This is open country where herds of Texas Longhorns and Crossbred cattle come alongside herds of wildlife. Depending on the season, weather and the riders ability, there are special weeks for cattle drives and to help out with the typical cowboy chores. They also offer team roping instruction and practice and the typical cowboy evening campfire.
Wyndy River Expeditions & Guest Ranch
They offer true wilderness horseback vacations for people who are seeking to experience the pristine wilderness where access can only be gained by horseback. They feature guided back country lodge rides, and trips to overnight remote camp wilderness expeditions. Located deep in the boreal forest, adjoining the Arctic Watershed, you will journey to many pristine lakes, rivers, and streams. You will horseback across creeks and rivers, and across mountain terrain only accessible by horseback. On your journey you are apt to come across black bears, moose, timber wolves, lynx and bob cats. They also offer wilderness fishing trips to pristine lakes and streams to some of the best fishing in the world where access is only possible by horseback because the bodies of water are generally smaller than the traditional larger bodies and float planes cannot land.
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