Gazette Monthly  |  June 2016
A Word from Our GM!

Our first full house came and went; it couldn't have been better ! It was so great to see cars at every cabin, kids running around the lawn, and hear stories from years passed and plans for years future. While it may have been us opening our gates, it was really the guests that welcomed us to this property over the long weekend, and for that, myself and all our staff would like to say a big "thank you"!

The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and suggestions from our veterans are helpful and most welcome! The energy up here is truly something special: a sentiment felt by all that visit and often joyfully expressed. 

With the Long Weekend behind us, we're looking forward to the arrival of our school kids over June and the fast-approaching summer.

Come on up and visit us this summer. There is still lots of space available and we are expecting great weather. We will work hard to make your visit outstanding. 

We're thrilled to announce that Flying U Ranch has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews you've earned on TripAdvisor.


  • Waffle breakfast
  • Horse/pony rides, as well as Hay rides on the horse-drawn carriage
  • Petting zoo
  • Beverage garden/Saloon service
  • Water balloon fight!
  • Lawn-tournaments: games including bocce ball, badminton, volley-ball, croquet, and cowboy/cowgirl foot races!
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Face painting
  • Historic Flying U Photobooth
  • Dinner: Pig Roast and Canada Day Cake!
  • Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department will be on site with their fire trucks and a demo for us!

Buck & Bronx:

Buck and Bronx, two leopard Appaloosa's aged 9 and 6, came to us from just down the road at watch lake. These two gorgeous boys had been part of a pedigree breeding stock, until last summer, when they were gelded and began their formal training. The two boys are enjoying their first week on the ranch, and getting used to the green grass, open fields, and being part of a large herd. While they're both still a little proud, the older horses are teaching them lots out in the field, and their manners have improved exponentially since their arrival, making our job so far pretty easy! They'll spend the next summer or two under our wranglers learning the same manners under saddle, but we have big expectations for these flashy boys!

Big Enough:

Big Enough, a 17+hh Belgium x Quarter Horse came to us from XH Buffalo Ranch, across Green Lake. He is a skilled roping horse and gentle giant who is happy to be reunited with his long-lost friend: Moonshine. Moonshine came to us years ago from Rudy, the Flying U farrier, and it's great to watch old friends recognize one another after so many years.


Jocelyn Lee will be offering her Reiki & Crystal Healing services at the Flying U for all of June. 

This is a hands-on energetic healing technique that uplifts your energy while grounding your body at the same time. Balance your body, mind, heart and spirit so that you can fully immerse in your vacation and take relaxation to a whole new level!

  1. Full Session (2 - 2.5 hours): $100.00
    - Opening Intention
    - Personal Oracle Reading (optional)
    - Crystal Selection & Interpretation
    - Reiki/Crystal Healing 
  2. Half Session (1 - 1.5 hours): $60.00
    - Opening Intention
    - Reiki/Crystal Healing 

We're pleased to announce Moray Kennedy will be joining the Flying U Team leading our amazing kid's program! She brings her 20 years of expertise to our 2016 programs:

  •  Arts & Crafts Program (June to August, 7yrs +)
    -  drawing, painting, print making, tie-dye, wood carving, weaving and clay work
  • Hiking & Outdoors Program
    - Gardening Program 
  • Games & Activities Program

**Sleepover & day options available: July 10 - 17th**


Moray's Experience:

  • Expertise in visual arts
  • Interest in First Nations culture
  • Passion for environment
  • Elementary School Teacher - Grades 1-6
    - Fulford, Salt Spring, Fernwood, Phoenix, Gulf Islands, and Saturna Elementary School 
  • Arts Specialist at Queen Margaret's School, Duncan, BC 

Showtime: 7PM
*Free all ages show*

Bob is an organic and original country/folk singer-songwriter with a Texas style of playing, using voice, guitar, and harmonica.
Born and raised around Vancouver, Bob Westfall grew up loving old country and folk music. He learned to play the guitar, harmonica, piano, banjo, and to sing, and began writing his own songs and producing albums of original material. With six albums released, he is currently recording his latest, as well as  planning a cross Canada tour for the summer of 2016. He spent 2015 living and performing in South Korea. 

Bob finds inspiration for song writing through travelling and meeting new people. In the summer of 2012, he took a musical road trip from Vancouver to Austin, Texas, and played at various places along the way. That trip produced some great songs about travelling, freedom, and love. His songs are always honest and heartfelt. 

Bob's musical influences vary, and include such artists as Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Neil young, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Marley, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, and many more. 

There are great things ahead for Bob Westfall and his songs, and he plans to continue travelling and singing his songs for people anywhere he can. One of his goals is to get into the festival circuit and play all over North America, and eventually begin touring in Europe.


The Saloon has been buzzing and the dance floor shaking with the recent influx of 'girl's weekends' taking over The U. 

The Ranch provides the perfect getaway from, well everything. Our large log homes provide privacy and living space to catch up with the girls before heading down to the lodge for square dancing, then the saloon for cocktails- extending well into the night playing cards and darts. Just please... STOP inviting the staff! 12am card games have been making 6 am wrangles come rather early. 


Take advantage of our expanded marina facilities. Your choice of 8hp or 9.9hp,  12 ft or 14 ft aluminum boats. 

Please make sure to come prepared with boaters and fishing licenses.
  • Half Day Boat Rentals: $40.00
  • Full Day Boat Rental:  $60.00
  • Fuel available at the dock for our guests only 
  • Our canoes and kayaks are complimentary. We have added two new cedar strip canoes and a classic Grumman aluminum square back row boat! 
  • Introductory Paddle Lessons: $19.95

With 5 weekends completely sold out in our 2017 season, don't hesitate to book for yourself, your friends, your family- OR go with the trend and book the whole ranch! Buyouts start at 60 people minimum and make a great space for family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, workshops, and more!

The Flying U Ranch