Best Horse Riding Holidays in Canada
Looking to cross the Atlantic for an adventure to remember in North America? Read this guide to some of Canada’s best riding holidays if you need a little inspiration.
Monday 22 November 2010
Looking to cross the Atlantic for an adventure to remember in North America? We’ve explored US riding holidays elsewhere, but in this guide we stop to consider some of Canada’s best riding destinations. It’s not only the preserve of skiers and hikers, as this guide to Canadian riding holidays goes to show…
Canadian Riding Holidays: Our Recommendations
1. Lucasia Ranch, Alberta
Take in the outstanding scenery of the Rocky Mountains foothills on this adventure through the rich green countryside of Alberta. Enjoy enchanted forests and mixed grasslands and make the most of the authentic ranch experience on this rounded package.
2. Saskatchewan River Valley, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan may be a bit of a tongue twister, but that shouldn’t put you off visiting this underrated region. On a Saskatchewan River Valley tour, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an intimate ride through the open range of this region. The cowboy lifestyle awaits with this particular adventure.
3. Tod Mountain Ranch, British Columbia
For serious riding enthusiasts, the adult-orientated experience offered by Tod Mountain Ranch makes for a hassle-free adventure where you can solely focus on enhancing your skills of natural horsemanship. Tod Mountain is perhaps better known as part of the wider Sun Peaks ski resort, but come at the right time of the year to be presented with outstanding riding opportunities.
4. Calgary Stampede, Alberta
It’s the event any fan of Western riding needs to tick off during their lifetime, the famous Calgary Stampede, better known as the world’s largest rodeo event. Held every July, the Stampede attracts tourists from around the world and has developed a formidable reputation as ‘the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’.
5. Yukon Safari, Yukon
If versatility is the key component in your choice of holiday, a Yukon safari could be the natural choice, as it mixes glorious riding trails with some wildlife spotting, and for those prepared to brave it, swimming in some of Yukon’s enticing lakes. You can trek for miles here without straying across a single soul, so it’s the perfect opportunity to feel at one with nature.
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