Vacation Guide: O Canada!

This might be the only chance I’ll get to celebrate all of the incredibly beautiful places in Canada that will appeal to a Westerners heart — sites of awe-inspiring beauty that show the power and majesty of nature. This is the wildest departure I’ve ever created for our Western Vacation Guide, and in honour of …

Riding at Night

On and on through the silent night, Under the sky with its tranquil light Of stars that are smiling and blinking bright— Riding…just riding along … Up the hill and over the rise; Can’t see the trail but my horse is wise; He knows where the hidden hill-trail lies; Riding…just riding along… A flicker of …

Roderick Riddle Macleay

When Roderick Macleay left his home in Danville, Que., for the western hills, he thought he was not long for this world. On recovering from rheumatic fever, his doctors had predicted he might live another fifteen years if he moved to a higher altitude. And so it was that in 1898 he came to the …

Western Travel Experiences

Canadian Rocky Mountains Mountain Pack Train’s Backcountry Horseback Riding Trips Our two to five day horseback trips are riding tours through the awe-inspiring magnificence of the Ghost River area, bordering Banff National Park. Explore Black Rock Mountain, climb the shoulders of Yamnuska Mountain, and wonder at the vista of Orient Peak. Stay overnight in rustic …