Imagine endless summer skies, the creak of leather and the warmth of the horse beneath you. Down- home country cooking, cowboy coffee and tales around a campfire. Combined with the ineffable beauty of the open range, a working ranch vacation in Alberta is an experience that leaves visitors rejuvenated and content.
Taking part in a genuine cattle drive is definitely a bucket list experience. Visitors can join real ranch hands rounding up cattle and driving them across hundreds of acres of privately owned land at working ranch operations like Sierra West
or Lucasia Ranch Vacations
. It’s an opportunity for total immersion in another way of life – a taste of the Old West that lives on today.
Roughing it in Style
Several guest ranches offer multi-night pack trips that allow visitors to experience a wilderness riding adventure. Pack trips at Nelson Ranch’s
Mountain Meadow Trail Rides include breath-taking trail rides in nearby Waterton Lakes National Park
, overnight accommodation at a base camp in log sleeping cabins, delicious home cooked meals and relaxation in a wood-fired hot tub under the stars.