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Horseback Riding Summer Outdoor Activities

The first people to see Alberta from the saddle clearly noticed something worth sticking around for. Cantering through meadows, rolling prairie and foothills will do that to a person. • Learn it: Being a first-time horseback rider is no reason not to get the pioneer experience. Lots of ranches offer training paired with day-long rides. • Level up: Multi-day trail rides? Yes, please. Trot the open range by day (eyes peeled for wildlife). At night, sleep in a cozy tent after one-upping your new cowpoke friends around the campfire. • Try it: Test your horseback skills by herding cattle on a working ranch. 

Jasper National Park | Alex Strohl

Peace River | Jeff Bartlett

Ever wondered where Banff Trail Riders' 300 horses spend winter? It’s a pretty sweet gig – work six months of the year, then run free, eat, and hang with your buds for the other six months.

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Putting Horse Ranch - Horseback Riding

Edmonton, Alberta
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Enjoy a fun guided horseback ride featuring beautiful, well cared for horses. You will be able to easily mount the horse at our step up mounting station and swing your leg over and into a comfortable western saddle. Your ride will be with a guide and is usually in a group of 3 to 6 riders. If it's your first time riding, no worries! We can assist you, by leading the horse either while we are mounted on our horse or as we walk along beside the horse you ride. Suitable for ages 6 years and up.

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DJ Ranch

Black Diamond, Alberta

DJ Ranch Horsemanship Facility offers the best of the west in a horse experience. They own several Suffield Mustangs that are second generation from the military roundup near Medicine Hat. They offer hands-on experience to beginners for a western horse experience. Enjoy grooming, tacking-up and riding, even if you've never ridden before. Lessons and Summer Camps for kids. Overseas visitors welcome. We are located on 130 acres with a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains.

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Beaver River Trestle

Cold Lake, Alberta

Look down. Way down. The Beaver River Trestle, at one kilometer long and 60 metres high, is a highlight of the Iron Horse Trail. It is accessible from Cold Lake via three km of the multi-use Trail. Or you can drive to the west end by turning north off Highway 28 at the Y Road and parking at the trail access point. The 300 km Iron Horse Trail connects many of the area’s natural gems and tourist attractions. ATVers use the Iron Horse Trail to access countless kilometres of backcountry trails and cutlines that weave through the region’s rugged terrain.

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Canadian Rockies Adventure Center

Canmore, Alberta
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Canadian Rockies Adventure Center caters to the Mountain Adventure Traveler. If you have muliple Adventure activity interests our online site can help accomidate your questions and you can make a booking. Since 1995 we have been mainly a Rafting Center. Now it's time for Rafting and more...

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Alpine Stables

Waterton, Alberta
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Explore the scenic wonder of Waterton Lakes National Park on a guided horseback riding tour with Alpine Stables. Choose from a one-hour trail ride to a half-day, full-day or overnight western adventure. Surrounded by the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, you'll travel through wooded trails and meadows of wildflowers while learning about the park's history, wildlife, flora and fauna.

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Creative Western Adventures Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

Creative Western Adventures is a niche inbound tour operator specializing in nature & culture (aboriginal) travel. Our journeys connect the visitors to the land and the people. They are restorative, sustainable, responsible, educational and experiential. 'Together we immerse in nature, feel, sense, see with other eyes - we listen to our heart and venture into the unknown' Deep experiences lead to a new awareness of our relationship with Self, Earth and Society; they help us remember the Laws of Nature and how to live in harmony with all our relations. They are the true long lasting adventures!

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