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Horsethief Canyon - Travel Alberta & Sean Thonson

Southern Alberta is as diverse as it is dramatic with landscapes

ranging from the parched canyons and coulees of the badlands of

Drumheller to the forested mountains surrounding the quaint lakeside

village of Waterton. Southern Alberta is also home to a selection of

working and guest ranches which offer a western experience within

easy reach of Calgary. The history and culture of the region’s First

Nations people is honoured in the area, with a variety of aboriginal

experiences including Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump near Fort

MacLeod, one of the best preserved buffalo jumps in North America.

Legacies of the Great Plains People

Fort Macleod

HIDDEN

SECRET

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, about 1 hour’s drive east

of Calgary, engages visitors in authentic cultural experiences

with the Blackfoot (Siksika) people. It’s worth a trip to enjoy

the fantastic exhibitions, craft and dance demonstrations and

traditional cuisine.

Where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the great plains, one of the world’s

oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jumps can be found. Head-Smashed-In-

Buffalo Jump, a Unesco World Heritage Site has been used continuously by aboriginal

people of the plains for more than 5,500 years.

NEW

DCJAC

Operates: Daily 15 Apr 13 – 31 Dec 13

Open: 10.00am – 5.00pm Adult $16

Homeplace Ranch

Priddis

Royal Tyrrell Museum - Dinosaurs Unearthed Drumheller

Homeplace Ranch is situated in Alberta’s high cattle country, in the foothills of the Rocky

Mountains. During your stay, you’ll explore these areas as you choose either half or full day

guided rides, leaving you time to explore your surroundings.

Riding varies from mountain valleys to high foothills, crossing numerous streams, mountain

meadows and even an old Indian trail used by the Stoney Band. This type of terrain allows

you the chance to periodically trot or canter if desired. This family-owned working ranch

offers you a ranch and trail riding experience with easy access to all that Calgary has to

offer, including the Calgary Stampede. Accommodation is in the main lodge, where meals are

served family style, with guests and staff dining together.

The Royal Tyrrell museum celebrates the long history and spectacular diversity of life – from

the tiniest grains of pollen to the mightiest dinosaurs. Experience the power and excitement of

some of the most remarkable fossil displays anywhere in the world in Canada’s only

institution devoted entirely to paleontology. Plan to spend a few hours visiting the NEW

museum, which is in the heart of the badlands, in Midland Provincial Park.

DCJAC

Operates: Tues - Sun 01 Mar 13 – 31 Dec 13

Open: Museum open from 10.00am – 5.00pm Adult $14

3 days/ 2 nights from $737

Priddis

DCJ

Per Person Pricing Seasonality Twin Single Triple Quad

Main Lodge Room 01 Apr 13 – 31 Oct 13 737 882 737 592

Price Includes: 2 nights accommodation in main lodge • All meals and snacks from dinner

on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3 • Horses, saddle, tackle and guide • Daily guided trail rides •

Use of ranch facilities

Please note: Riding boots required • Minimum child age 7 years to ride • Return transfers

from Calgary available at $226 per person

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Experiences & Accommodation • Southern Alberta

Alberta

Drumheller Badlands Helicopter Flight

Drumheller

Waterton Lake Scenic Cruise

Waterton

Horseshoe Canyon

Travel Alberta

The Canadian Badlands are home to one of the largest dinosaur fossil discoveries in the world

and the Horseshoe Canyon scenic helicopter flight is the premier way to experience the entire

Drumheller area. After taking off from the Canyon Viewpoint you will climb 1000 feet up, from

where height you will travel the entire 13 km of the Horseshoe Canyon. Along the way, views of

Horsethief Canyon, the Red Deer Valley and the Royal Tyrell Museum will add to your experience.

Operates: Daily 12 Jun 13 – 06 Sep 13

DCJ

Departs: On demand

Duration: 12 minutes

Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer

on this scenic cruise on the historic M.V. International. View majestic towering cliffs, unique

geological formations, beautiful waterfalls and mountain peaks as well as keeping your

eyes open for Bald eagles, bear, moose, deer, mountain sheep and mountain goats.

Operates: Daily 05 May 13 – 30 Sep 13

DCJ

Departs: 10.00am, 1.00pm 05 May – 03 Jun & 25 Sep – 30 Sep

10.00am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm 04 Jun – 24 Sep

Duration: 2.5 hours

Adult $141 Adult $49

Jurassic Inn

Drumheller

Waterton Lakes Resort

Waterton

1103 Highway 9 South, Drumheller

Location: Moderate hotel located downtown in the heart of the magnificent Drumheller

Badlands

Accommodation: Air-con, in-room movies ($), coffee maker, iron/board, hair dryer, phone

Room description: Standard Room = 2 queens

Facilities: Restaurant, lounge, steam room, exercise room

Max in room: Standard Room - 4 Continental Breakfast Included DCD

Per Person Pricing Seasonality Twin Single Triple Quad

Standard Room 01 May 13 - 13 Jun 13 92 184 62 46

14 Jun 13 - 30 Sep 13 133 266 88 67

01 Oct 13 - 31 Dec 13 92 184 62 46

Child – 18

101 Clematis Avenue, Waterton Park

Location: Centrally located in Waterton town centre on the edge of Waterton Lake

Accommodation: TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, phone

Room description: Lodge Room = 1 queen and 1 double sofa or 2 queens

Facilities: Restaurant, bar, parking (free), indoor pool, fitness centre, wheelchair accessible

rooms

BONUS: Book by 31 Mar 2013 – 15% discount for stays 01 May – 31 Oct 2013

Max in room: Lodge Room – 4

DCJ

Per Person Pricing Seasonality Twin Single Triple Quad

Lodge Room 01 May 13 – 14 May 13 47 86 34 28

15 May 13 – 13 Jun 13 72 136 51 41

14 Jun 13 – 15 Sep 13 142 274 97 75

Child – 12 16 Sep 13 – 14 Oct 13 72 136 51 41

Rafter Six Ranch Resort

Exshaw

Coast Medicine Hat Hotel

Medicine Hat

Ranch Road, Exshaw

Location: Traditional log built guest ranch nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains,

surrounded by Provincial Park and the Stoney Indian Reserve

Accommodation: Private bathroom

Room description: Standard Lodge Room = 1 queen and 1 single

Facilities: Restaurant, lounge, gift shop, horse riding

Max in room: Standard Lodge Room - 3

DCD

3216 13 Avenue Southeast, Medicine Hat

Location: Located just off the Trans-Canada highway, this property is a stone throw from

shopping, dining and the business district

Accommodation: TV, WIFI (free), coffee maker, iron/board

Room description: Comfort Room = 1 queen or 2 queens

Facilities: Restaurant, bar, fitness centre, parking (free)

Max in room: Comfort Room – 4 Continental Breakfast Included DCJ

Per Person Pricing Seasonality Twin Single Triple Quad

Standard Lodge Room 01 May 13 – 31 Oct 13 201 325 174 n/a

Child – 4

Please Note: Minimum 2 night stay required

Per Person Pricing Seasonality Twin Single Triple Quad

Comfort Room 01 May 13 – 30 Apr 14 79 158 64 57

Child – 12

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