November 14, 2017


In this months edition of the Flying U Gazette we highlight all the special events of our 2018 calendar. We have a jam packed year with many new programs and events so enjoy! And remember November is our "Make a Reservation month" so you still have 14 days to get last years rates on next years Riding!  
But first a quick update on our herd.

The horses have settled into their winter pasture and are being cared for and fed daily by our Senior Wrangler, Steve and with help from Angela. We have on hand 200 tons of mixed alfalfa and our brand new John Deere tractor to get the job done. The entire herd is quite happy to be on winter break so that they can be well rested and ready to go for their riders in the spring!

Bluegrass Camp
April Events

Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp

April 11 - 15, 2018

We are excited to once again host the Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp!

Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp is a four-day workshop/jam camp at The Flying U. This camp is for people with all levels of musical experience coming together to create acoustic bluegrass music! It's about learning through enabling musicians to play with other musicians! This will contribute to creating music together in a positive, encouraging setting at the Flying U. There will be many opportunities to learn, share, and create music together with long time friends and with brand new friends too.

Visit their website at to find out more information and be sure to sign up for the email list to get all the latest news.

Wrangler Week

April 20 - 27, 2018

How would you like to be a wrangler for a week? This year the Ranch will be open April 20, 2018 to April 27, 2018 for guests who would like to join us  in our annual Spring work party. Its all about fixing fences, opening trails, piling firewood,  cleaning up the tack room, and sprucing up the grounds. There's fellowship, great meals, nightly camp fires  and lots of chances to ride. Dogs welcome if they want to help. Cost is just $126.00 per day and that includes food, lodging and a horse assigned to you for the stay. In return all you do is help out. 

Opening Weekend

April 27, 2018

Join us on our opening weekend and be the first to hit the trails with your friends and your favourite horse. Book before November 31st and get your stay at the 2017 rates!

May Events

May Long Weekend

May 18 - 21, 2018

Our first long weekend of the year is full of fun activities for the whole family. Spend the day on the trails and come back and warm up in our Sauna. We have live entertainment Saturday night and then have an exciting evening of square dancing on Sunday! 


Vancouver Technical Secondary School
May 21 - 25, 2018

Duchess Park Secondary School 
May 28 - June 1, 2018

June Events


St. Michaels University School

June 1 - 6, 2018

Spring Wilderness Artist Workshop

June 8 - 10, 2018

Early June is a wonderful time to visit the U with the verdant colours of our mixed boreal forests and meadows. This year we are having a special artist workshop for aspiring artist to come to the Ranch and experience a terrific hand on learning workshop. 

Stay tuned for more details next month.

horses by tent
Opening Of Our New Glamping Tents

June 29, 2018

We introduce our remote camping outposts.  This year we offer special lakeside Tent accommodation "off the grid" away from the ranch. Guests can saddle up and ride out and camp overnight under the stars in a remote setting. The furnished tents are on wood floor platforms. They are available at a small premium and will be offered  from June 29 to Aug 31.  Ideal for the person who just wants to get off the grid for a few days or for a couple on a romantic getaway.
July Events 

Canada Day Open House

June 29 - July 1, 2018

Enjoy Canada Day Weekend at Canada's oldest Guest Ranch. The summer riding weather is great and the lake is nice and warm. We have special live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday nights. This is always a family weekend so kids will enjoy our special activities of face painting, balloons and pony rides. And what better way to celebrate Canada's birthday then with a hay ride! Take advantage of our November booking month and stake out your cabin today.

Gillian Weckworth and Nicco Hanna Wedding

July 27 - 29, 2018

Gillian and Nicco have booked the ranch exclusively for their special day. We look forward to hosting their family and friends for the weekend. 
Wild West Adventure Camp

Monday July 2 2018 to Friday July 6 2018

Have you heard about the FLYING U WILD WEST ADVENTURE CAMP designed for both parents and children!!!


Parents ride on their own and are free to take advantage of all the Ranch activities.  Children are enrolled in a supervised summer camp that includes horse orientation, basic riding, advanced trail riding, desensitization and a gymkhana event.  Kids also get lessons in nature hikes, survival skills, canoeing and water-skiing. 


Fun for the family entertainment including talent shows, archery, camp fires and game activities .

We have a special 4 day rate that will give the family a great holiday.

August Events

BC Day long weekend

August 3 - 6, 2018

With some of the best weather of the season, join us for the BC Day Long weekend. Spend the morning on the trails and the afternoon on the lake tubing or water skiing. With only a couple cabins left for this weekend, make sure to call in and book your spot so you don't miss out on your BC Day vacay!
September Events

September Long Weekend

August 31 - September 3rd, 2018

It's the last weekend before school and work starts back up. This is usually a full weekend here at the Flying U so be sure to book your vacation early. 

J oy Felce and Laurence Doyle's Wedding

September 28 - 30, 2018

Joy and Laurence have chosen the Flying U as their venue for their special day.
October Events

Thanksgiving Weekend

October 5 - 8, 2018

People love riding in the cool, crisp colours of fall at the Flying U.  Let us serve you your favourite Thanksgiving meal, turkey and ham. We will do the cooking and cleaning, all you have to do is bring the family.

Wrangler Clean Up Week

October 8 - 12, 2018

The Ranch will be open  October 8 , 2018 to October 12, 2018  for guests who would like to join us in our annual fall closing work party. It's a work/ riding week. Fixing fences for winter pasture, cleaning up trails, piling firewood, cleaning and conditioning the tack. There's fellowship, great meals, nightly camp fires and lots of chances to ride. Cost is just $126.00 per day and that includes food, lodging and a horse assigned to you for the stay. In return all you do is help out. 

1. We are holding over last years prices until November 30, 2017.
2. All long weekends are the first to book. Claim your cabin now. 
3. When you book early you always have a preference to select your horses and cabin. Remember, we cannot guarantee your selections but they are prioritized by booking date. 

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