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Meeting: Cranbrook
Airport:   Cranbrook Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)      
Transfer: Cranbrook Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)    Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles

Cranbrook Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) transfers are free only during normal arrival and departure times. Early arrivals/late departures should rent a car Check in is from 3:00pm.

Tack: Western
Horses: Quarterhorse and Quarterhorse Cross
Pace: Moderate; must ride one full day with wranglers before fast rides; 2-5 hours in the saddle each day.
Riding group size is normally 4 to 6 riders per guide.

Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (1 to 4 out of 5)    Beginner to Experienced
Age: Min 6 Max 70
Weight: Max 270 lbs
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 8 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 54


Rides are available every morning and every afternoon. All of our rides are small, 4-6 guests max, giving us the ability to tailor every ride to your specific interest.  While it is always an option, riding is never mandatory. Some guests never miss a ride while others only ride once or twice. Horseback rides are organized by the head wrangler during mealtimes. Ride options include family rides, adult rides, kids rides, walking rides, and fast rides. The first rides leave the corrals right after breakfast and return for lunch. Afternoon rides leave the corrals between 1:00pm and 1:30pm. Fast rides are available to experienced riders after one full day of riding. Once weekly, an all-day ride is offered. We also take an early breakfast ride once a week, where you can enjoy your hot breakfast out on the trail.

Riding Requirements
Horseback riding is a very physical activity, one which requires balance, stamina and strength. Anyone who is physically fit can learn to ride. Kids must be at least 6 years old to ride at the ranch. It is mandatory that every rider wear riding boots, for safety. If you do not have riding boots, the ranch has cowboy boots for rent in the ranch store. These are perfect for children with growing feet. We also provide helmets for anyone that would like one. Helmets are required for anyone 12 years of age and younger.

If this is your first riding vacation, you will feel right at home. We offer horseback riding lessons to our guests and can accommodate all levels of experience from old hands to greenhorns. Our certified wranglers will work to make you comfortable and safe. Our #1 priority is always our guests safety. The Ranch offers a variety of riding lessons for all riding abilities. While the wranglers strive to make you a better rider during every ride, you also have the option of taking a lesson in one of the ranch’s many riding arenas. The controlled environment of an arena and the supervision of an instructor, provide a great opportunity for riders to hone their skills. Group lessons of 4+ are included, but private and semi-private lessons can be booked for an additional fee.

With over 75,000 acres to roam, there is virtually no end of possibilities for you to explore. Whether you prefer a high mountain lookout or a cool afternoon ride by the river, you are sure to lose yourself in this remarkable landscape.

The Ranch is home to over 120 head of horses. Our horse-to-guest ratio is over 2-to-1, allowing us to suit horses to each rider’s individual ability and experience level. Our horses range from the most experienced kids’ horses all the way through to horses suitable for experienced riders. So, whether you’re an old hand or someone who needs a helping hand, you can be sure to enjoy your time in the saddle. Your horse will be just that – YOUR horse for the week. He will be ready and waiting for you every morning of your stay, along with the saddle that suits you best.

Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least one day beyond the intended departure date from Canada required by all nationals referred to in the chart except the following: (a) 1. Canadian citizens holding a Canadian . more
Golfers delight at the diversity and depth of golf courses within 20 minutes drive from the ranch.  
Kimberley is home to Trickle Creek, Kimberley and Bootleg gap. Cranbrook houses the Cranbrook City course, St. Eugene, Mission hills and Waylynn courses.  Tyler often puts together a golf group one afternoon from the ranch for those who would like to play around of golf yet don't have anyone else in their family or group who wish to join them.  All area courses have club rentals and cart rentals available.   If you would like more detailed information on the local courses do drop us an email and we're happy to get a 20 page golfers guide mailed out to you .  

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Cranbrook Beckley's Cattle and Guest Ranch
Tour Code: GRBC03
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,995.00
Dates : May to September, shorter stay available

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: Western
Horses: Quarterhorse and Quarterhorse Cross
Pace: Moderate; must ride one full day with...

Airport: Cranbrook Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)
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