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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. 

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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Jasper National Park | Alex Strohl

Peace River | Jeff Bartlett

Unlike when settlers headed north into the Peace River country in the early 1900's, today it is possible to get adventurous in the Peace region with relative ease. Explore with camping, river travel, by motorcycle, by air, and on horseback.

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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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Flying Cross Ranch

Lacombe, Alberta

We started off giving riding lessons but have found that the whole animal experience that our lesson students get at the ranch is a life changing one. We have decided to share that with everyone! Come out and enjoy pony rides and horse rides, our petting zoo, and barnyard activity stations for a day of fun and learning. We have on-site washrooms (Porta-Potty), hand washing stations, free parking and a snack bar. We are a working farm and do have some accessibility issues, if you would like to visit but are concerned give us a call and we can make it work!

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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 at Putting Horse Ranch - Horseback Riding. 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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Sundance Loop - 2 Hour Horseback Ride

This two-hour horseback wilderness adventure offers riders the perfect opportunity to relax and reconnect to nature with Banff Trail Riders. Trek along the tranquil Bow River before climbing Sulphur Mountain up to Windy Knoll. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Comfort Camping

Spoil your senses by indulging in comfort camping. U Bar Ranch offers fully furnished wall tents for guests to relax and get cozy after a long day of travel or adventure. You can also try a horseback ride or any of the other nearby outdoor activities. Call to guarantee availability.

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Spray River Ride - 1 Hour Horseback Ride

Cross a tranquil river on horseback and admire an enchanting Rocky Mountain waterfall on this one-hour ride with Banff Trail Riders. A great introduction to the untouched wilderness just outside the Banff townsite. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Saddle Peak Trail Rides

Cochrane, Alberta
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Join Saddle Peak Trail Rides for a ride along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies and experience the mountains on horseback. Celebrating 40 years in 2018! Small groups rides from 1 hour to 4 days are offered. Authentic pack trips 2 or 3 days, tent accommodation. 4 day lodge rides.

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Old Entrance Trail Rides

Hinton, Alberta
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Guided horseback trail rides from Old Entrance B 'n B Cabins near Jasper National Park. Offered from May through October, departing at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm daily. Trail rides are along the Athabasca River and into the surrounding foothills with spectacular views of the eastern slopes of the Rockies. This is a safe family activity with minimum age for children six years old. Trail Rides range from 1 hour duration to full day excursions. Reserve in advance, some late bookings may be accommodated. Trail Rides exceeding 3 hours must be reserved in advance with a minimum of four participants.

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Home On The Range Adventure Tours Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

We create and deliver a wide range of personal and corporate Western Experiences. Our escorted and self-drive tours originate from Calgary and include natural and historic sites working guest ranches and B & B's, rodeos & native powwows, the Rocky Mountains, fine dining on local cuisine, shopping and much more.The ranchers and outfitters who share their world with you ensure that you have an experience that will leave an impression that lasts a lifetime. After spending a few days at a Working Ranch or on a Horseback Pack Trip or a Cattle/Drive, riding your horse in the bright sunshine under blue skies, you will come away with a different view of life ... a peacefulness that you can retreat to even when confined within far away urban boundaries.

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Events

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Royal West

Calgary, Alberta
2018-10-18 to 2018-10-28 MST

Royal West is hosted by Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Royal West is the heart for equestrian competition. Over ten days at the Agrium Western Events Center at Stampede Park, Royal West features both international and national events with over half-of-a-million dollars in prize money handed out throughout the tournament. The tournament hosts the Spirit of the West Cup, the Royal West International Championship, Western Canadian Hunter Derbies and when applicable the CET Medal National Finals.

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