It's a new year and we've got pre-season specials for you, new staff and more!
Gazette Monthly  |  January 2017

Saying goodbye to the last of our Christmas guests was certainly bitter sweet. For our first Christmas at The Ranch, it was considered a great success. The smaller groups made for a more intimate experience for all. It was great to catch up with old friends, and create new relationships. 

The Flying U welcomed it's first December guests in fourteen years this year, and what a time we had! The weather stayed cold, but it did not deter guests from enjoying the festivities in daily hay-rides, horseback riding, and tobogganing. 

With the close of the holiday season however, we are also now looking forward to the spring! We have a record number of reservations with returning guests, and are looking forward to welcoming each group anew. With an extended season it's been a particular pleasure of mine to work with different groups and individuals to create custom events from weddings to AGM's and corporate retreats. 

- Taylor

Let us take care of your family next year, and relax and enjoy our traditional winter wonderland. 

Or, book your Christmas party at the ranch. Groups from 10-80; single-meal, day event, or overnight bash!

Call us for more details 2504567717 or 18774567717 (toll-free) 

Take a look at some of the photos taken by staff and guests over the holidays!

With the holidays behind us,
and the days getting longer,
it's time to look forward to spring time and our opening season!

Book for April and have The Ranch all to yourself!

- accepted through April. 

The Flying U has been hosting corporate retreats long before the term was part of our popular vocabulary. 

1966: A workshop and bonding session for BC Fish and Wildlife Branch. 

Receive off-season rates and group discounts for your event, meeting, retreat, reunion, or plain-old bash! 25 people minimum - exclusive use of all ranch facilities.

Included in your package
  • Three meals per day.
  • Private accommodation in traditional log cabins.
  • Recreational package including complimentary canoe and kayak rentals, team-building excursions, hay ride, firewood, and much more!

Have something specific in mind? Great! 
We'd love to make it happen.

Not quite sure what your event should look like? 
No problem, we'll customize a package specifically for you!

Request a quote HERE.

Join family, friends, and staff old and new to kick off the season. Early May is truly and incredible time to visit the race; we can expect our first heat spell (last year temperatures exceeded 27 degrees!), the horses are fresh from their winter break and offer lots of spunk and personality, plus, the quieter weekends ensure lots of attention from our wonderful staff!

If your a horse enthusiast, you cannot beat a May reservation; the horses all receive a 'tune-up' under our wranglers, and new projects are started with lots of round-pen work. Come learn from some amazing wranglers - or even participate in an afternoon of desensitization on our custom built equine obstacle course!

Book now and receive 15% off May 1st through May 18th, 2017. 
*Sale ends January 31st, 2017. 

Join us for our opening bash!

May Long Weekend is our season kick-off and one of the busiest weekends of the year. 

Don't miss out on your favourite summer ranch past-time! 

We're getting ranch-legend Dave Abbs in to call a bonus night of square dancing Sunday, May 21st. 

Don't delay in reserving your cabin for this great weekend! Last year, May Long Weekend was fully sold out by March!

Want to visit us this summer, but can't make it for the opening? 

We still have some great offers to sweeten the deal! Book by January 31st and receive our VIP Package for any summer dates including:
  • Preferred booking dates
  • Complimentary shuttle and round of golf at Marmot Ridge
  • Complimentary boat rental  *Must have valid boaters license 
  • Welcome package with BC VQA wine selection
- Spring, 2017

Sunday, May 21st 
* Dinner & Dave Abbs Square Dancing

Saturday, June 10th
* Dinner & Live Band Live Band (TBA)

Saturday, July 1st
* Annual Canada Day Fair

More dates will be announced next month.

Reservations Required 
Please Call (250)456-7717

Reservations outside of these open house dates

are often possible, please call for specific inquiries. 

-  SOLD OUT  -

The following dates have already been snatched up, and are now closed for new bookings. 
  • April 4 - 9
  • April 28
  • June 17
  • July 14 - 15
  • August 9 - 11
  • August 18 - 19
  • September 1 - 2
  • September 23 - 28
  • September 30

There's still cabins available for the 2017 season, but don't delay, because they won't last long!
Your adventure begins at The Flying U Ranch.
- We're always hiring great people!

Brandon has recently come on as a part-time ranch hand to assist Steve and Taylor with the horse care over the winter. 

Brandon grew up in the Cariboo, and has strong family ties to the area. His great-grandparents were the Gamie's, who ran the ranch for many years. Brandon has spent many summers on Green Lake, helping his uncle move cattle, and knows the area like the back of his hand. 

Brandon will be a great asset come spring when we will continue to develop new trail systems. Brandon is especially keen to spend time on horseback, and is looking forward to April when we bring the herd in for the spring.


Learn the fundamentals of hard work while cultivating your future with 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  (16-19yrs) to join our team for internships in the following areas:
  • 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. Accommodation is onsite, semi-private, and sex-segregated. 


The Flying U is now a proud member of Horse Council BC. We're excited to be a part of this amazing network of equestrian professionals and enthusiasts. 

Horse Council BC is a membership-driven not-for-profit association representing the interests of the equine industry in all sectors throughout British Columbia. 

The Flying U is proud to now be one of this great organization's 24,000 members. 
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