Boundary Ranch is situated in Kananaskis Country, a short distance south of the entrance to Kananaskis Village. The history of Boundary Ranch takes on legendary proportion. Its contribution to the development of Kananaskis Country in Alberta began in the 1930′s when Guinn Outfitters began offering mountain horseback riding to guests from around the world. The genuine ranch facility offers similar and more diverse services today, across Kananaskis Trail from 2,958 m (9,704 ft) Mount Kidd.
Many of the trails in the area were created by the Guinn Family. Guinn’s Pass is named for Alvin Guinn (1915 – 2006), as a tribute to his nightfall journey taking pack horses over a difficult route from Galatea Creek to Ribbon Lake. The more efficient route over Guinn’s Pass was discovered on return the following day and remains a prominent route today.
Today’s modern facility offers comfortable accommodation, a well stocked and unique gift shop as well as a restaurant, lounge and ice cream stand. Highlights include homemade ‘Boundary Burgers’ and ‘Rick’s Ribeyes’. It is, of course, genuine, world-renowned Alberta Beef. If you are going to do it, you might as well do it right!
Well equipped stables offer new and experienced horseback riders a wide variety of memorable experiences lasting as little as an hour or as long as 6 days.
The elaborate and immaculately kept stables behind the main complex are surrounded by Kananaskis hills, ridges and majestic mountains.
Outdoor barbeques, around the fire pit, provide an authentic western dining experience.
Hay Rides are always a fun, family or group, experience. Adjacent natural wonders provide the opportunity for a scenic horseback excursion combined with a delicious patio, or fireplace barbeque and an exciting white water rafting experience on the rapids of the stunningly beautiful Kananaskis River. Don’t forget your jeans, bathing suit and towel. The day will be the creation of a life-long memorable experience. Often I wonder if one measurement of a good life is the ability to experience more good memories than bad.
Boundary Ranch is proudly owned and competently managed by Rick and Karen Guinn. The family tradition continues.
The world-class Kananaskis Country Golf Course is a few minutes south of Boundary Ranch and the multiple amenities of Kananaskis Village just a few minutes north. The property sits in the middle of some of the best hiking, scrambling and mountain climbing routes on the planet. Banff National Park is about a 80 KM (50 miles) north and west. Calgary is first north on Kananaskis Trail, then east on the TransCanada Highway just over an hours distance.
The Boundary Ranch property is adorned with memorabilia which support the western way of life.
If you would like to learn more about Boundary Ranch you can do that on their website at Boundary Ranch. Their email address is email@example.com or you can contact them by telephone at (403) 591-7171, by fax at (403) 591-7326, toll-free at 1-877-591-7177 or by snail mail to Box 44, Kananaskis Village, Alberta, Canada.
I occasionally swing by for a refreshment at the end of a day hike. This day is no exception when I am welcomed, in spite of the fact I look like death warmed over, following my hike to the top of Old Baldy.