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4 Day Horse Riding Holiday and Ranch Vacation in Big River, Saskatchewan

Sturgeon River Ranch, Big River S0J0E0, Rural Municipality of Big River No. 555, Division No. 16, Saskatchewan, Canada

Horse Riding Holiday in Canada

Unleash your adventurous self on Sturgeon River Ranch's exciting multi-day outback horse riding holiday! Saddle up and head into Prince Albert National Park to view Canada's only free-ranging wild plains bison still within their historic range. You can be sure that you start each day with a big smile and finish each day with telling stories and singing songs under the northern lights about the day's adventures!

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


  • A minimum of 4 days of riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 5 hours
  • Services of guides and uses of horses and wagon
  • A range of different trail for every day of the week
  • Use of firewood and cookware
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction
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  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Environmentally friendly

Welcome to Sturgeon River Ranch. This 940-acre property is hidden in the beautiful Sturgeon River Valley and is home to an assortment of wildlife. Here, you can get to know your horse as he / she is brushed and saddled. You also can ride over into the Prince Albert National Park in search of Canada's only totally free ranging heard of wild plains bison within their historic habitat.

With almost a million acres to explore, there is a different trail for every day of the week. With all the amenities of home, you can rest your legs in the hot tub at the end of the day and tell stories around the campfire. You can never tell when it'll break out into a game of horseshoes or song around these parts. Other attractions around the ranch include a heated above ground wildlife observatory, ax-throwing, hiking / biking trails, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, music festivals, and more.


You will depart from the ranch at roughly 10:00 (times can be customized) and arrive at the ranch around 15:00 to 16:00 as you will ride approximately five hours. You are welcome to go canoeing, have a fire, or go watch the wildlife from Sturgeon River Ranch's above ground wildlife observatory in the evenings. The multi-day trips will be based on how far you want to go. This is your vacation and they want you to relax and enjoy the ride.


This holiday will take place in Prince Albert National Park, Canada. Your place of stay, Sturgeon River Ranch, is located on the wild west side of beautiful Prince Albert National Park.



  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming


  • Environmentally friendly


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. Additionally, food packages can also be added for meals outside of the ones provided in your trip. You may bring whatever alcoholic beverages you like for around the campfire in the evenings or at Sturgeon River Ranch's bar in the ranch house.

Things to do (optional)

  • Ax-throwing
  • Berry picking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Going to music festivals
  • Hiking
  • Sleigh riding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife viewing in the ranch's observatory

What's included

  • A minimum of 4 days of riding
  • Services of guides and use of horses and wagon
  • Use of firewood and cookware
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Trail lunch and supper on the day of arrival
  • Breakfast and trail lunch on the day of departure
  • Desserts

What's not included

  • Taxes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions

  • Head to 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 (9 miles).
  • Then turn left at the intersection (Lake Four cemetery is on the right side of the road).
  • Drive 1.6 kilometers (1 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 3 kilometers (2 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 9 kilometers on Highway 240 and turn right onto Sugar Hill Road.
  • Continue on Sugar Hill Road for 6 kilometers.
  • Then turn right at the Parks Canada sign (Beaver sign).
  • Drive approximately 7 kilometers.
  • Follow the Parks Canada sign to the left at the fork in the road (after Fish Lake).
  • Drive 4 kilometers and turn right at Parks Canada sign.
  • Carry on for 8 kilometers.
  • Then turn left at the Parks Canada sign.
  • Drive 8 kilometers again and turn right at the Parks Canada sign.
  • Drive for 8 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 4 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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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 USD per day if you would like to relax from a horseback adventure.

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