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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.
Horseback riding in Waterton Lakes National Park
Horseback riding in Kananaskis Country

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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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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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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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.

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Travel Offers

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Wildhorse - Boys Summer Adventure and Horsecamp Combo

This weeklong half horse camp and half outdoor adventure camp is educational, experiential and fun! These camps will give boys 9 and up a chance to learn leadership and interpersonal skills, make new friends and “touch the Earth”.

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Horseback + Chairlift + Hot Springs

Go on a 1 hour horseback ride on the Bow River, then ride a chairlift high above the picturesque Town of Banff. Finish it off with a relaxing soak in the Upper Hot Springs in this fun filled package.

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Kananaskis Saddle, Paddle and Heli Ride

Canmore and Kananaskis country are picturesque and authentic mountain lifestyle communities. Just one hour west of Calgary you will discover an impressive mountain landscape offering limitless outdoor activity including a heli-tour, a trail ride and a rafting trip whilst taking in emerald green waterways, unspoiled wilderness and snow-capped mountain peaks.

Expires: 2017-06-28
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Tonquin Valley Adventures

Jasper, Alberta
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Ride horseback, hike or cross-country ski through the beautiful Tonquin Valley to this backcountry lodge on the shores of Amethyst Lake in the Canadian Rockies. Multi-day trips can be arranged.

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Skyline Trail Rides

Jasper, Alberta
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Experience the history of the Shovel Pass Lodge, Jasper National Park's oldest backcountry lodge, on a three-day horseback and hiking trip to the world-famous Skyline Trail. Spectacular mountain scenery, exceptional wildlife watching opportunities and delicious home cooked meals await you on this all-inclusive adventure in the Canadian Rockies.

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Homeplace Ranch

Priddis, Alberta
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Welcome to Homeplace Ranch - Horse Awareness Program, Day Riding, Riding Lessons and Wine and Beer Rides From 1974 to 2013, Mac Makenny, a passionate horseman, owned and operated Homeplace Ranch as a full service guest ranch. Since then, we no longer offer full guest packages, but lodge self catering rentals and Mac's special attention during day rides, lessons, and horse awareness opportunities. We are looking forward to another great season in 2016-17.

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Events

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Okotoks Pro Rodeo

Okotoks, Alberta
2017-08-25 to 2017-08-27 MST

Okotoks Pro Rodeo is an indoor Pro Rodeo. Watch all 7 professional events (points earned go towards CFR and NFR standings), plus Wild Pony Racing, Mutton Bustin, and a Specialty Act every day. Friday Night is Family Night with Special Family Ticket Prices, Friday is also a salute to our veterans so wear red to the rodeo. Saturday night immediately after the rodeo is our rodeo dance (next door in the same building) in the curling rink. There are events downtown in Okotoks all day. The rodeo arena hosts Magic Rodeo for Special Needs Children Saturday morning.

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55th Annual Stoney Lake Stampede

Elk Point, Alberta
2017-07-08 to 2017-07-09 MST

LRA Rodeo featuring the Corey Marcoux Memorial Wild Steer Stoneboat Race! Ranch Rodeo on Saturday with open air dance and our famous free pancake breakfast on Sunday. We are located adjacent to the shore of Stoney Lake, AB with powered camping available. We have a modern outdoor arena facility with aluminum grandstand seating, handicap accessible washrooms and food concession on site. There is a historic antique machinery display and a children's playground on site. Our community strives to obtain added attractions such as rodeo clowns, trick riders, etc. Each year may have something new to see!

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2nd Annual Big Gap Wagon Trek & Trail Ride Fundraiser

Consort, Alberta
2017-07-15 to 2017-07-15 MST

The 2nd Annual Big Gap Wagon Trek & Trail Ride is an opportunity to get off the beaten path and explore twelve plus miles of scenic bliss by horseback. You will learn the history of how the Neutral and Nose Hills got their name and if you are lucky you will be wiping juice off of your chin after picking Saskatoon’s off the bush when you pass by them. A lunch break will happen half way and while your horse is having a well-earned rest you will be able to have a rest too and watch the clouds go by, visit with your co-riders or explore on your own. All good things do not have to end. Upon returning to camp and getting your horse looked after its time to experience some Western Heritage such as butter churning, Bannock tasting and make sure to cast your vote in the 'Best Tasting Jam' contest. It is one sweet contest! It wouldn't be a Western Heritage event without an Alberta beef supper. Savor the taste as the beef melts in your mouth. Pit in for a night of socializing with the locals and listening to some good ol' country music. Camping available at the Gooseberry Lake Provincial Park campground or at the Gooseberry Lake Rodeo Grounds. Bring your golf clubs!

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