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.
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.
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.
Hop in the saddle and explore the deep, wild forests of Banff on this backcountry wilderness adventure with Banff Trail Riders. Ride down spectacular trails to two comfortable campsites, to gather by the fire and sleep in canvas tents. Departs Mondays and Fridays, includes accommodation and a fully catered menu.
Experience three popular Banff summer activities on this package deal with Banff Trail Riders. Take a one-hour ride horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River, ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for 360-degree views over Banff and take a 1-hour interpretive lake cruise at Banff's largest lake, Lake Minnewanka.
Experience two popular summer activities on this package deal with Banff Trail Riders. Take a one-hour ride horseback ride along the tranquil Bow River in Banff, followed by an afternoon riding the family-friendly class 2-3 whitewater rapids on the Kananaskis River just 45 minutes from Banff.
The true Alberta experience! Wild horses, wildlife, mountains, and rivers; things you need to see for yourself from our vantage point. No crowds and lots of room to roam. Whitewater Rafting (two or four hours and a float trip daytime or nighttime) through the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Other amenities we offer are a guided hike, camping cabins, camping, BBQ, Sauna, hot showers, and camp games. We also offer Calgary's only guided river experience, right through downtown on the Bow River.
Inside Out Experience provides fun, safe and memorable Canadian Rockies outdoor adventures for all ages and skill levels. All of the Inside Out Experiences take place amidst spectacular mountain scenery that is unparalleled in western Canada. Alberta and the Canadian Rockies offer an unforgettable vacation experience in incredible locations such as Banff, Canmore, and Kananaskis Country. Full-day packages include: Saddle & Paddle, Golf & Raft, and Full Day Rafting!
U Bar Ranch offers hourly, two hour and half-day horseback rides and multi-day horseback trips. Guided trail rides are along mountain trails leaving from our barn. Full day trips are into Kvass Flats and the splendor of the Willmore Wilderness Park. Fully serviced RV hook-ups and camping are available at the stables. With access to great hiking and 0.5kms from Grande Cache Lake; make U Bar Ranch your next vacation stop.
Cruise into Stettler for a rip-roaring good time! There are events happening all weekend long from rodeo and circus acts to the art walk and car club show, shine and cruise along with many other events in between. Make sure to come hungry as there are plenty of pancake breakfasts and BBQs planned. Check out our website for more information on events.
Friends of the Bar U Historic Ranch Association host their annual day-ride across original Bar U lands. Ride your own horse or step up on a horse-drawn wagon. Everyone is welcome. Reservations are required. Call 403-395-3330 for information.
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.