Dude ranches are excellent for Canadian Rockies adventure vacations
If you’re interested in an adventure vacation with a cowboy twist, you should definitely consider a Canadian Rockies dude ranch vacation. Dude ranches are great places to experience a wide range of activities, and are excellent for families, groups or individuals.
Vacationers tend to imagine dude ranches as being a place to go strictly for horseback riding. They are, naturally, good for this, but some dude ranches in the Canadian Rockies offer more. The Three Bars Guest & Cattle Ranch in Cranbrook, British Columbia is a good example. Guests here can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, tennis, river rafting and lots more. Now that’s the way to see the Canadian Rockies.
Tyler Beckly, whose family has been running the ranch for three generations notes that, “One-third of our visitors have never ridden a horse in their life.” So they may not want to spend a whole vacation riding horses. But Tyler’s trained guides, or “wranglers,” guide almost any Canadian Rockies activity you’re interested in.
Tyler notes Canmore happens to be a golfers paradise.
“We’ve got five courses with 15 minutes of the ranch,” he says. “There’s great golf right here.”
And whether you’ve been doing Canadian Rockies adventure activities your whole life, or are new to the experience, Three Bars Guest & Cattle Ranch is dedicated to helping you get comfortable, have fun, and learn a little bit too. The Three Bars Ranch wranglers are all Dude Ranchers Association certified when it comes to horse activities, so you know you’re in good hands.
Beyond activities, you’l get a chance to mellow out in front of a campfire, in a hot tub or in the heated pool. At the main lodge you can participate in group activities. Guests stay in private cabins.
Three Bars Guest Ranch is perfectly located between Banff National Park and Glacier Park. This part of the Canadian Rockies offers quiet nature, pristine water, idyllic meadows and unbeatable mountain views.