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3 Days Back Country Horseback Riding Vacation in Saskatchewan, Canada

Prince Albert National Park, Division No. 16, Saskatchewan, Canada

Horseback Riding Vacation in Canada

Come and join Sturgeon River Ranch for a horseback riding in Canada! Pack your swimwear and a change of clothes as you saddle up to head through Prince Albert National Park into the Saskatchewan outback. Enjoy life as it was with the opportunity to see wild bison, deer, elk, moose, lynx, and many bird species. Unleash your adventurous soul as you ride through the forest and set up camp in the wilderness!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 250 pounds / 113 kg
  • Horse height range: 14.3-17 hh
  • Tack type: Western and English
  • Horse breed: Quarter horses, Quarter horse crosses, Thoroughbred and Clydesdale

Highlights

  • A minimum of 3 days of riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 5 hours
  • Services of guides and use of horses and wagon
  • Use of sleeping bags, cots, air mattresses, and bedrolls
  • Breakfast and trail lunch on the day of departure
  • Trail lunch and supper on the day of arrival
  • Use of firewood and cookware
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction
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Accommodation

You will set up camp beside a remote lake in the Boreal forest.

Program

Depart from the ranch at roughly 10 a.m. (times can be customized) and arrive at the backcountry camp around 3 p.m. or 4 p.m., as it is approximately a five-hour ride. Bring whatever alcoholic beverages you'd like to drink around the campfire in the evenings. Multi-day trips will be based on how far you want to go.

Fall asleep to the howl of loons, coyotes, or even wolves under a bed of stars and perhaps a magnificent display of northern lights. Give yourself a day to relax by the lake or continue your adventure down the many trails in the area. This vacation will be a true Canadian cowboy experience.

On departure day, Sturgeon River Ranch recommends leaving the camp after a good hearty breakfast but all times are flexible and customary, this is your vacation and they want you to relax and enjoy the rides.

Location

This riding vacation will take place in Prince Albert National Park, Canada. Your backcountry camp will be set up beside a remote lake in the Boreal forest.

Food

During this vacation, you will have a trail lunch and supper on the day of arrival, as well as breakfast and trail lunch on the day of departure. Breakfast is served at your leisure. Food packages can also be added for meals outside of the ones provided in your trip at extra costs.

The following meals are included:

  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Attending music festivals
  • Axe throwing
  • Berry picking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Learning outdoor survival tips
  • Sleigh riding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife watching at Sturgeon River Ranch's heated above ground wildlife observatory

What's included

  • A minimum of 3 riding days
  • Services of guides and use of horses and wagon
  • Use of sleeping bags, cots, air mattresses, and bedrolls
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Trail lunch and supper on the day of arrival
  • Breakfast and trail lunch on the day of departure
  • Use of firewood and cookware
  • Desserts

What's not included

  • Taxes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Debden, Saskatchewan

  • Stay on Highway 55 northbound for 25 kilometers (15.5 miles).
  • Turn right onto Park Valley Road (do not turn at the Park Valley Road in Debden).
  • Take Park Valley Road east for 14.3 kilometers (nine miles).
  • Then turn left at the intersection (Lake Four cemetery is on the right side of the road).
  • Drive 1.6 kilometers (one mile) and turn right at the T-intersection.
  • Drive one kilometer (0.5 miles) and take your first left-hand turn.
  • The Sturgeon River Ranch sign is in the ditch on the right-hand side.
  • Drive three kilometers (two miles) and turn right at the T-intersection where Sturgeon River Ranch sign is.
  • This is their 2.5-kilometer driveway.

Driving directions from Waskesiu / Elk Ridge / Emma Lake

  • Drive 44 kilometers south of Waskesiu on Highway 263 to the south park gate.
  • Turn right onto Cookson Road.
  • After driving 17 kilometers, the road turns to the pavement as you leave the park onto Highway 240.
  • Drive nine kilometers on Highway 240 and turn right onto Sugar Hill Road.
  • Continue on Sugar Hill Road for six kilometers.
  • Then turn right at the Parks Canada sign (Beaver sign).
  • Drive approximately seven kilometers.
  • Follow the Parks Canada sign to the left at the fork in the road (after Fish Lake).
  • Drive four kilometers and turn right at Parks Canada sign.
  • Carry on for eight kilometers.
  • Then turn left at the Parks Canada sign.
  • Drive eight kilometers again and turn right at the Parks Canada sign.
  • Drive for eight more kilometers and follow the speed curve (don't go straight).
  • Continue on this for 11 kilometers to a T -intersection and then turn right.
  • You will see the Sturgeon River Ranch on the right-hand side within one kilometer.
  • Then turn left down a small gravel road.
  • Drive four kilometers to a T-intersection and turn right at the next Sturgeon River Ranch sign.
  • This is their 2.5-kilometer driveway.

Transport from and to airport can be arranged for an additional fee. For more information, please send inquiry.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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3 days / 2 nights
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Special discount

Groups larger than six qualify for promotional offers. Take the wagon and switch on and off the horse during your ride. It works great for larger groups and people that are hesitant to ride a full five hours in a day. Take a day off from riding on your trip. Take the second day of your trip to relax and go swimming, canoeing, hiking, berry picking, or learning outdoor survival tips from the guides. Save 100 CAD / day if you would like to relax from a horseback adventure.  

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