Western Heritage and Equine Events in Kamloops, British Columbia
Western Heritage in Kamloops, BC
Kamloops is just the place to experience Western Heritage. The city has a rich history with colourful characters who have shaped the city into the place it is today. From the likes of Bill Miner, the McLean Gang, Catherine Shubert and First Nations people, hear the stories today of the past for an unforgettable getaway.
Western Heritage Adventures in Kamloops, BC
Get on the cowboy boots, don a cowboy hat, saddle up and get into western spirit. Take a ride behind the Kamloops Heritage Railway's fully restored 2141 steam locomotive. Be aware, as there’s been rumour that the infamous train robber, Bill Miner and his gang, may overtake the train once again. Join the Heritage Railway in October for a spooky ghost train and in December for the Spirit of Christmas train.
Western Events in Kamloops, BC
Kamloops Annual Cowboy Festival
Dates: March 7 – 10, 2013
95th Annual Falkland Stampede
Dates: May 18 – May 20, 2013
North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo
Dates: August 30 - September 2, 2013
- Check our events page for other rodeos in the area.
Rodeos in the Kamloops Area
BC Rodeo Association - Website
Ashcroft & District Stampede - June 15 & 16, 2013
Pritchard Rodeo - July 13 & 14, 2013
North Thompson (Barrier) – August 30, 31, September 1, 2, 2012
Canadian Professional Rodeo Association - Website
Falkland– May 18 - 20, 2013
Merritt – Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2013
Armstrong – Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2013
Western Activities in Kamloops, BC
Erin Valley Stables
Contact: Lynette Mills
At Erin Valley Stables you can enjoy a relaxing farm atmosphere where groups can go for trails rides, play horseshoes, grass volleyball, soccer or badminton or hang around the barn and play with the friendly farm animals. There is a picnic shack for lunch and playing cards. They have everything for an outdoor day in the country.
At Dreamscape Ranch we provide our guests with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, combining the hospitality of a Guest Ranch with the beauty of rolling grasslands just outside of Kamloops in the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. Saddle up and take a guided trail ride on one of our many beautiful horses, learn some horsemanship, or even help with the day-to-day running of our 160 acre horse ranch.
Kamloops Riding Club
Contact: Jackie Gowans
Kamloops Riding Club is dedicated to equestrian education offering year round lessons in a well established professional environment. Our safe and reliable school horses will assist you in developing your skills as a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider.
Contact: Janice & Dave Jarvis
At Jandana Ranch we offer a different type of ranch experience. Many folks come to enjoy the ranch, and its' easy hospitality, in a setting alive with wildlife, beautiful country, friendly animals and people. For folks interested in learning about the horse, we offer to increase your knowledge in a way that is presented in very few places. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Our philosophy focuses on safety and education allowing people to enter the wondrous world of horse psychology.
Douglas Lake Ranch
Canada's Largest Working Cattle Ranch with a current cattle herd of approximately 20,000 and a remuda of approximately 300 horses. This puts the ranch on the maps. With a land mass of more than half a million acres, this great ranch has many landmarks, history, and adventures that have made it what it is today.
Agritourism Adventures in Kamloops
Add in a wine tasting advenure in communities in the Thompson Okanagan region. Sample world-renowned VQA wines on one of many winery tours, or take a break to enjoy a refreshing pint of beer at the local Kamloops Brewery.
Take a tour of a working ranch and farm and see where an abundance of fresh produce and foods come from. Visit the Historic Hat Creek Ranch, the Historic O’Keefe Ranch and roadside fruit & vegetable stands for a satisfying treat.
Explore the open, rugged landscape dotted with sagebrush and indigenous grasses on a horse-drawn wagon.
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