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Guest Ranches & Farm Stays Attractions & Entertainment

You know what they say about all work and no play? That doesn’t apply on a working ranch. Chores like fixing fence, branding cattle and feeding the animals make dinner around the campfire taste extra delicious. • Work light, play hard: A guest ranch – the cushier ranch experience – might include spa services after a multi-day horseback camping trip along pioneer trails. Unplug: Some ranches and farms are out of cell phone range. Sounds like the perfect excuse to become a pro at tossing horsehoes. • Timing: Is your heart’s desire driving cattle out to pasture? The season dictates the ranch work that needs to be done, so plan ahead.

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Centre Peak High Country Adventures

Lundbreck, Alberta
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Centre Peak High Country Adventures is located along the pristine eastern slopes of the Livingstone Range in south western Alberta, between the Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek. Your hosts and guides, Richard Keil and Kate McKim-Keil, are third generation ranchers on the DU Ranch, operating in southwestern Alberta’s most spectacular areas. Come and take a ride with them and allow them to share the local history and splendour with you! The individually tailored guided trail rides offer a unique experience thoroughly enjoyed by all guests. You are able to experience the true ranching lifestyle. You will get to ride the ranch horses that are well trained and who love their job. You will experience the lure and the wonders of the ranching culture while riding the untouched range and seeing the cattle. You may even get to see some of the incredible wildlife along the trail. The abundance of wildlife in the valley from bears (both grizzly and black), to elk, moose, deer and many birds, adds another layer of awe to those lucky enough to see them.

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Bent River Ranch

Drayton Valley, Alberta

This family-run fifth generation working ranch is located near Drayton Valley and offers ranch vacations and horsemanship clinics. There's an annual summer rodeo and musicfest.

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Bar Diamond Guest Ranch

Bindloss, Alberta
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Bar Diamond Guest Ranch is a working ranch on 34,000 expansive acres along the Red Deer River near Bindloss, Alberta – 90 minutes north of Medicine Hat, and 3½ hours east of Calgary. On the ranch, all creatures live in harmony with the land, learn from nature, and know the neighbours. All hearty, home-cooked meals are complemented by customized package experiences that include activities like soaking-in the badlands scenery by jet boat, meeting the locals, exploring nearby communities, connecting with western culture, and discovering the rich Indigenous history of the area. You are invited to leave your worries behind, and hide away for a country escape at Bar Diamond.

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Sleigh Rides at Rocking R Guest Ranch

Meet Rosie and Sadie, resident Clydesdales at Rocking R Guest Ranch, east of Calgary. This winter, treat your family and friends to a sleigh ride through the scenic prairie countryside on a horse-drawn sleigh. Price valid for up to 15 persons.

Expires: 2018-02-24
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Winter Wagon Ride

Winter horse drawn wagon rides at Old Entrance. 2-hour outing noon to 2 p.m. with a mid-way stop at a riverside campsite, firewood provided. Guests bring own lunch. $150.00 minimum charge covers five participants, additional $30/each, 6 - 13 years half price and 5 under are no charge.

Expires: 2018-03-31
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Bar Diamond Guest Ranch Transfer Via Dinosaur Provincial Park

Book your stay at Bar Diamond Guest Ranch, then relax and let Prairie Sprinter take you there and back from Calgary. Enjoy a stop at UNESCO World Heritage Site on your journey to the ranch. Transfer available for groups from June to Sept. Accommodation at Bar Diamond not included.

Expires: 2018-09-11
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