If you are looking to experience an authentic cowboy lifestye then this guest ranch south of Calgary is the perfect choice. Join ranch cowboys as they herd cattle through the picturesque Porcupine Hills of southwestern Alberta. Surround yourself with 4000 acres of vast open country, which comprises the impressive working cattle ranch. Herds of elk and deer mingle with Texas Longhorns and Crossbred cattle, as well as Percheron, Appaloosa and Quarter horses.
Established in 1881 this ranch stands as testament to a bygone era. After a day in the saddle, you can spend the evening beside a crackling campfire or relaxing on our deck. Taste the crystal clear spring water that flows through our ranchyard into a pond that is home to colourful ducks and geese. Join the local cowboys as they go about the daily ranch activities.
Besides the daily horseback riding tours, other ranch activities include cattle drives, branding days, seasonal round-ups and regular checks on cattle & horses. Other activity options include team roping practice & learn the basics of roping the dummy, challenge someone to a game of horseshoes, enjoy an evening of firepit cameraderie or hike the hills and watch for birds and other wildlife.
Cattle drives are offered throughout the spring, summer and fall and are an integral part of the functioning of the ranch. This ranch runs about 600 head of cattle & 80 horses. If participating in a cattle drive it is suggested that a week package would be most suitable as it gives you the time to get to know your horse, as well as getting a bit of knowledge about the terrain in the surrounding hills. Cattle drives start in late May with the drive to move the yearlings to their summer pasture and are scheduled throughout the summer until mid October for the big round up to bring the cattle home for the winter.