Thank you for the most memorable experience and very best part of our "Out-West" vacation. We can truly say, that we thoroughly enjoyed every single aspect of your lovely guest ranch and your hospitality. Thank you!

August 2008

David, Tina, Donna, Angela and William Ward, Whitby, Ontario

Abraham Lake

The beautiful Alberta Countryside has so much to offer...
Relax on the cabin's porch, read your favourite book, go on a hike at nearby Crimson Lake or Twin Lakes, go fishing, swimming, visit the Historic Site or town museum, shop at native and western stores, golf at Pine Hills Golf Course, drive towards the Rocky Mountains to hike, photograph, sightsee - lakes, mountains, water falls.

The Ranch:    View from the cabins porch over the pastures with horses and longhorns, the vast public forest to the Rocky Mountains in a distance. Teepee site with campfires, Sheriff's Office and "Fort Aaron-Mitchum". Spot a white tail deer, the sandhill cranes, a coyote, a blue heron flying over . There are also moose, black bear and wolves in this area, but they are very shy and we see them very seldom.

10 minute drive:
Crimson Lake - swimming, beach, hiking trails, volleyball net, playground
Twin Lake - swimming, hiking, sightseeing, fishing (rainbow trout)
20 minute drive:
Rocky Mtn House National Historic Site - hiking trails, display fort, bison, museum, teepee site
town of Rocky Mountain House - small town with western and Indian art stores, internet cafe, bookstores, cinema, mini golf, public pool, town museum
Pine Hills Golf Course - 18 hole course in the forested rolling hills
North Saskatchewan River - fishing, sightseeing
within 1 hr drive:
Em-Te Town -old western town with sheriff's office, saloon, church etc.
Sylvan Lake - long beach along the town and waterpark
Cow Lake - good fishing lake and small beach
Canyon Creek Golf Course and Sundre Golf Course
Nordegg -very small old coal mining town ,guided tours, museum, tea house
Crescent Waterfall and Bighorn River Valley - very scenic!
White Water Rafting: "Otter Rafting" in Sundre ; white water rafting or
kayak tours, trips start at 9 a.m. in Sundre, please make reservations in advance 
under 2 hrs:
Ram Falls - pretty drive into the foothills, scenic landscape and water falls
Abraham Lake (pictured above)- beautiful turquoise coloured lake right into the Rockies
Siffleur Waterfalls - hike along rivers and open valleys to the falls (40min)
Banff- and Jasper National Parks. National Park Border - after a beautiful drive (forests, lakes, rivers, hills, mountains) cross the border into Banff National Park. Choose to drive North to Jasper National Park
2.5 hrs drive: Edmonton and Calgary, Lake Louise
3 hour drive: the towns of Banff and Jasper

Nearby Links of Interest:

Horseback Riding:

-one hour drive into the Rockies: McKenzie Trails West

- 50 min. drive to an old Western Town
- only a 5 minute drive to:  Wilderness Village Trail Rides ,Wagon Rides , Pony Rides 403 845 2103
Official Tourism Alberta web site: 
Banff National Park:
Jasper National Park:
Calgary Stampede:
Rocky Mountain House Rodeo:
History of Rocky Mountain House (Fur trading Fort):
Official Tourism B.C.web site:
Yoho National Park:
Glacier National Park in B.C.:
Mount Revelstoke National Park:
Kootenay National Park:

Rocky Mountain House, National Historic Site

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