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Horseback Riding Summer Outdoor Activities

Go horseback riding in Alberta and learn to ride western style. Discover the nature of the land from the saddle, as the explorers did centuries ago. Ride through an alpine meadow filled with wildflowers in the Canadian Rockies. See the gold of the larch against the green of the pines in autumn. Explore the foothills and rolling prairies and watch for wildlife. Professional outfitters will tailor the ultimate adventure on horseback to your skills and time, be it a lesson and a two-hour ride, a multi-day horsepacking trip into the backcountry or herding cattle on a working ranch.

Riding with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Jeanne Barsanti Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Six days in the saddle with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies turned out to be a dream vacation for Jeanne Barsanti from Georgia U.S.A. Joined by five friends, she ventured out to Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Horseback riding in Kananaskis Country Canadian Rockies
Horseback riding in Kananaskis Country
Horseback riding in Kananaskis Country Canadian Rockies
Horseback riding in Kananaskis Country

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Kananaskis Guest Ranch

Kananaskis, Alberta
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Historic Brewster Family Ranch on the Bow River at the entrance to the Canadian Rockies. Group Western Barbecue facilities held in the famed Donut tent, Rodeos, and live entertainment. Mountain Wedding ceremonies and receptions. Eighteen hole Golf Course, Pro Shop, Tournaments. Multi-day day back country horse trips featuring log cabin accommodations departing June to September with Brewster Adventures. Vacation rental for groups up to 10 people in Ranch Big House, four bedroom, 4,500 square foot lodge on the Bow River. Ranch is located 30 minutes west to Banff, 45 minutes east to Calgary just off the Trans Canada Highway.

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The Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police

Fort Macleod, Alberta
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The Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police is dedicated to preserving the history of the North West Mounted Police and the First Nations of Southern Alberta. The museum is a re-creation of the original Fort built in 1874 and is the birth place of the famous RCMP Musical Ride. The Fort is the only on-site Musical Ride in all of Canada preforming the original NWMP Musical Ride four times daily in July and August. Step behind the scene and participate in a Canadian Signature Experience, Groom A Horse, and become a part of the Ride!

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Jasper Park Stables at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper, Alberta
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Ride the trails surrounding the Jasper Park Lodge. Try a 1.25-hour beginner to intermediate trail ride that takes you through old growth forest and along the shores of Lake Annette. Another choice is the 2-hour trail ride for those with some experience. Riders explore the Athabasca valley by ascending to viewpoints above the golf course.

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Banff Trail Riders

Banff, Alberta
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Extraordinary Riding Adventures in Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies. Banff Trail Riders offers a range of exciting horseback excursions from hourly trail rides to multi day backcountry pack trips. All all ages and abilities welcome. Saddle up for a scenic trail ride along the Bow River. Dig in to a delicious barbeque lunch at an authentic cowboy cookout and front country cabin. Hit the trails for an overnight horseback adventure and sleep in a backcountry lodge. Or, take a horse drawn sleigh ride through a magical winter wonderland. We'd love to have you join us one day!

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Heritage Ranch

Red Deer, Alberta
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About Us Heritage Ranch is a locally owned and operated business. Our fully licensed restaurant the WestLake Grill combined with the central location (easily accessible from both the QE2 and the city of Red Deer) makes us the ideal meeting place.

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