Gazette Monthly  |  February 2017
Photo Credit: Lacey Dawson 

With the first warmer weather in months, we can't help but anticipate the springtime. This year is especially exciting, as we're opening the ranch to more guests, and in more ways, than ever before. 

We've been working around the clock with our growing team to put together special packages and hospitality initiatives sure to make this our biggest year yet. But don't worry, our main focus is and always will be maintaining a top-quality herd, and consistently finding and improving new riding trails. Now, it's just that much easier to convince your loved ones to discover what you've known for years: The Flying U is truly a remarkable holiday destination. 

We've got a lot more surprises up our sleeves, so stay tuned as we continue to announce exciting news and events for 2017. 

- Taylor

When you book any packages at
The Flying U Ranch, you have access to a full list of resort amenities INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA COST: 

  • Three delicious home cooked meals prepared daily by Chef Kim 
  • Use of the main Lodge, Library, General Store
  • Exclusive Longhorn Saloon (for guests only) 
  • Firewood and kindling, cut daily
  • Camp fire every evening 
  • Square dancing & live entertainment
  • Hay rides
  • Nightly family movie in The Black Horse Theatre, with high-definition
    and stereo surround sound (for guests only)
  • Use of our own "Lost Lake" & special guided hikes
  • Wood fired Sauna 
  • Indoor activities for rainy days 
  • Waterfront activities: Kayaks & canoes 
  • Boats & motor rentals
  • Games Room with billiards 
  • Cowboy boots and saddle bags 
  • 24 hour coffee & refreshment station
  • Use of our private airport 
  • Self introduction awards & contests every evening at the dining hall 

Optional Packages (subject to availability): 
  • Waterfront activities: Tubing & waterskiing lessons 
  • Health spa & massage 
  • "9 & Dine "  - Golf and dinner packages at our own golf course, The Marmot Ridge, and restaurant, Prospector's Roadhouse (includes transportation) 
  • 4 large private ranch houses for larger groups all with central heating and full bathroom facilities 
  • Guided rides 

The Cariboo Log Home


The Flying U is hosting it's first ever clinic and we're inviting everyone to participate in this exciting weekend. 
Flying U Package Includes:
Accommodation, meals, horse, cattle, ropes, recreation package, welcome package; single clinic and package options. 

Level 1 Working Ranch Roping

- May 25 & 26, 2017

By the end of this two-day clinic, participants will know how to rope, control, position, trip down, and doctor a steer, as well as removing their partners ropes from the tied down animal. 
Horses will be conditioned to the rope and to dragging the dummy and steer. 
Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of this course and will be able to continue to Level 2 Working Ranch Roping. 

Level 2 Working Ranch Roping
- May 27 & 28, 2017

Skills will include three and two-man doctoring, cattle tracking on the end of a rope, long loop catches, hip loops, front foot catches, trap loops, fancy loops and catches.  
Participants will learn how to trip cattle down without using a ground man, in order to do two-man doctoring.  
Horses will learn how to properly hold the rope tight so that the rider can get off, treat the animal, remove the rope, and return to the horse.  One man steer tripping and doctoring will round out the clinic. 

* Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement
upon completion of this course *

Want to Know More? Contact Us HERE.

Join us three exciting Sunday's in June and experience The Flying U's famous heritage. 
  • June 11,  18,  25     |     10am - 8pm 

Win a family pass and be be immersed in the heritage of the Cariboo Trail! 

Meet horses, learn to canoe, swim, and explore the heritage village   at the Flying U! 

* FOR PUBLIC ACCESS (non-ticket holders) *
$106.00 - Family of 3: 
2x adults; 1 child
(additional children: $22.00)
Lunch & Dinner.
Pony rides, petting zoo, canoe trips,
lake access, hay ride, movie, indoor & outdoor games. 


Looking for an excuse to book an extra night at the ranch?
If yes, then our Nine & Dine promotion is right up your alley. 

FOR ONLY $35.00: 
  • Free Transportation
  • Free 9 holes at our Golf Course, The Marmot Ridge, and 
  • A $10 voucher towards your meal in Prospector's Gold Rush Dining Room!

Nine & Dine is offered Thursday-Sunday 
May 1  - October 10th, 2016.
2:30pm departure at Flying U Ranch.


This Valentines Day, treat your special someone to the gift of the Cariboo at the historic Flying U Ranch

Book now and until February 14th and receive: 

  • Preferred booking dates
  • Nine and Dine package for Marmot Ridge. 
  • Complimentary boat rental    *Must have valid boaters license
  • Welcome package with BC VQA wine selection
  • PLUS all the Flying U Ranch resort amenities. 

Mention this promotion when booking to receive your VIP package.



This year reviewers could not say enough about head chef Kim Holland's amazing homestyle cooking. Kim will be joining us for her third year in Flying U's state-of-the-art professional kitchen, and cannot wait for the lodge to be full once again.

Not that we ever doubted Kim's return, Kim is known to boast that The Ranch is her all-time favourite place to work, and she jokes about her plans to retire in the attic of her beloved staff house. 
The one complaint? This ranch is not the place to come to loose weight!

The Flying U is looking for a couple key individuals to join our contemporary team for 2017. Take a look at our positions HERE.

Our paid internship at The Flying U is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on Canada's oldest guest ranch!
We're looking for a few mature youth and young adults  (17-21yrs) to join our team.

  • Equine and small livestock husbandry
  • Hospitality and customer service
  • Grounds and property maintenance
  • Small-scale marina and airport maintenance 
Room and board is provided with a full meal plan and recreation package and spending money to boot!

Ready to go? - Contact us HERE.

 Find all these and other great upcoming events on our live calendar HERE!

Enter to win FREE passes to our June Roadhouse Camp! See how HERE.

The Barn turns 150!

It's a big celebration for the Flying U and we want you to celebrate it with us!

Share your favourite photos with
The Flying U Instagram page with the
#Canada150 & #FlyingURanch
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