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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. 

Guided horseback riding in Sundre

Horseback riding in Banff National Park

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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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Horse Sense Training & Petting Zoo

St. Albert, Alberta

We are open on weekends for the petting zoo at ranch location. Our petting zoos are mobile and attend events all over Alberta.Come feed, pet, brush and learn about all sorts of animals: Emus, exotic chickens, horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep, parrots, hedgehogs, llamas, alpacas, geese, chinchillas, ferrets, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks and more-250+ animals! Book a trail ride with our quiet friendly horses, and there are pony rides for children. Services at heated indoor facility year round: Riding Lessons, Birthday Parties, Lease a Lesson Horse, Therapeutic Riding, Horse and Cinderella Carriage service, Summer Camps.

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Flying Cross Ranch

Lacombe, Alberta

Flying Cross Ranch is a full service riding stable in Lacombe Alberta. Roy & Christina Sturgeon started Flying Cross Ranch in 2013 after seeing the need for a place for people new to horses to learn about them and enjoy them. Flying Cross Ranch is not just about riding lessons, it is a place where people can come to build meaningful relationships and a sense of community. It is a place for you to feel a sense of belonging, a place for family, where healing happens, and life skills are learned, where joy is experienced, where health returns and the stress of the world disappears. We are so excited that you have decided to allow us to join you in your journey with horses.

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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 town-site. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

Expires: 2018-10-08
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Bow River Ride - 1 Hour Horseback Ride

Take a relaxing one-hour horseback ride with Banff Trail Riders that takes you along the Bow River and past some of the most awe-evoking scenery in Banff, including the Cave and Basin hot springs. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

Expires: 2018-10-21
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Banff Carriage Rides

Ride in style on a private horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown Banff with Banff Trail Riders. This 15-minute tour for six people takes you through town, along the Bow River and past many of the original homesteads of Banff. 30 minute, one hour and custom carriage rides are also available.

Expires: 2018-10-08
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Horse Trekking Adventures

Fairview, Alberta

We provide challenging adventures to awaken all of your senses & refresh your spirit.General InformationYour hosts for these outdoor adventures are Harvey & Laureen Kosheiff & Family.We want to ensure you enjoy your time with us! Some key features about us: - Our riding adventures have multiple locations throughout Alberta to choose from. - Longer trips take guests into the Alberta Rocky Mountains- Shorter trips take guests into the boreal forest throughout the Peace Country of Alberta- We listen to our guest’s requests and customize their adventure to give each guest their best possible, unique experience.- We engage our guests in conversation about the wilderness that surrounds them while riding along the forested trails.Types of Accommodation Available:- Single person pop up tents - Double occupancy pop up tents - Family/group (four-six person) pop up tents - Family/group (four – six person) wall tents- Open air, under the stars, sleeping bags (tarps if needed)- Two (four person) cabinsGear, Food and Equipment Included: -Tents -All horse tack, horn and saddle bags -All meals and snacks-Water bottles- Air mattresses-Camp chairs-Sleeping bags** Guests are welcome to bring any of this gear themselves if they prefer ** We offer more than a trail ride!

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Ophus Ranch

Niton Junction, Alberta

We are a small horse ranch in west central Alberta. We offer group trail rides wagon/sleigh rides with campfires cowboy coffee and lots of fun.

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DJ Ranch

Okotoks, Alberta

DJ Ranch Horsemanship Facility offers the best of the west in a horse experience. We own several Suffield Mustangs that are second generation from the military roundup near Medicine Hat. We offer hands on experience to beginners for a western horse experience. Overseas visitors welcome.

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Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede

Stettler, Alberta
2018-06-07 to 2018-06-10 MST

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.

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Waterton Wildflower Festival

Waterton Lakes, Alberta
2018-06-14 to 2018-06-19 MST

We invite you to step into a wildflower wonderland, a veritable bouquet of wildflowers in the wildflower capital of Canada. The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 1,000 vascular plant species including half of all wildflower species found in Alberta. Of those, 175 species are listed as rare in Alberta and 20 are only found in Waterton. From beargrass to orchids, pink meadowsweet, and glacier lilies, learn to identify the different species, see wildflowers from horseback, indulge in an afternoon tea with local experts, and learn about wildflower photography and painting. The possibilities and mediums are endless when learning about Waterton wildflowers during the 13th annual Waterton Wildflower Festival. Join us for guided walks, hikes, workshops and presentations. Come celebrate the first day of summer in a World Heritage Site.This festival, a program of the Waterton Park Community Association, features many workshops on photography and art, guided walks on plant identification and park ecosystems, family programs, lunchtime and evening photographic presentations and local entertainment.

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