Alberta Ranch Adventure
It takes some nerve for a parent to take a city kid, plop them on the back of an 800-pound animal and say Giddyup. But it’s one of the best vacations ever for teens and 20-somethings. And where better than the ranch country of Alberta, where Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt and other cowboys and girls have ridden across this beautiful landscape? Here you’ll find family-friendly ranches that welcome families with gentle horses and hearty food.
Try the Homeplace Ranch near Calgary for predictable horses, gentle encouragement and ranch lodging, the Boundary Ranch for day trail rides, or the Lucasia, a working cattle ranch where greenhorns help with chores whether it’s calf roping competitions or herding cattle.
For more: Travel Alberta.