2023 Flying U Vacation Guide

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This is the 2023 Flying U Ranch Vacation Guide where you can follow our major events, local's nights, trade shows and all our fun activities! Save these dates on your calendar so you never miss out on the fun!

In The 2023 Flying U Vacation Guide:

 

  • May 8 Official Season Opening

  • May 8 - 12 Wrangler Week

  • May 12 First Guest Bookings

  • May 19 - 22 May Long Weekend

  • May 26 - 28 Closed for a private wedding

  • June 22 - Summer Season Begins

  • June 30 - July 3 Canada Day Weekend

  • Aug 4 - 7 BC Day Celebrations At The Ranch

  • Sept 1 - 4  Labour Day Weekend

  • Sept 8 - 10 Closed for a private function

  • Sept 18 - 21 Closed for a private function

  • Sept 22 - Fall Season Begins

  • October 6 - 9 - Thanksgiving Weekend

  • October 9 - Ranch Closes For The Winter 

Spring

May 8 to June 21

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The 2023 season begins May 8 with the fresh invigorating Cariboo Spring. The ice is off the lake and the grass is turning green. This is the ideal time for people who prefer a quiet ranch with the trails to themselves. The pastures and trails are lush and green and the birds and wildlife are active.

Spring Wrangler Week
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May 8 - 12, 2023

How would you like to be a wrangler for a week? This year the Ranch will be open May 8 to 12 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 $199.00 per day and that includes food, lodging and a horse assigned to you for the stay. In return all you do is help out in the mornings. 

Opening Weekend

May 12 - 14, 2023

It all starts this weekend! Why not drop everything and pop up to the ranch for our Grand Opening weekend. Meet our new and expanded herd of riding horses. Meet our new staff and complimentary wine and sample the new 2023 Menu features.

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May Long Weekend
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May 19 - 22, 2023


Our first long weekend of the year is when things get busy and the ranch starts to fill up with families and friends. It's a weekend of riding in great May weather followed up by extra activities and surprises in the evenings! 

Summer

June 22 to September 22

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The summers in BC's Cariboo region are sunny and warm which is ideal for both horseback riding and summer activities by the lake. This is our family period with children on school vacation. The lake is perfect for swimming and we also have tubing and boat rides every afternoon. This is ideal for guests who enjoy the hustle and bustle of a busy ranch with campfires, archery, canoeing, sing songs, karaoke and quiet evenings on the dock listening to the loons. 

July Long Weekend

June 30 - July 3, 2023

 

This is the special weekend every yea when school is out and the ranch fills up with families and children of all ages. Lots of special activities, supervised trail rides, special food treats for the kids, lawn games and tubing.

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BC Day Long Weekend
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August 4 - 7, 2023

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!

Labour Day Weekend

September 1 - 4, 2023

 

It's the last weekend before school and work starts back up. Remember, if you want to enjoy a long weekend at the ranch book your cabin early.

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Fall

September 23 to October 9

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Many guests choose the fall for the clear cool days of riding in the brilliant fall colours. The cabins are heated by wood stoves and are nice and warm in the evenings, perfect to curl up and read a book.

Thanksgiving Weekend
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October 6 - 9, 2023

 

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. Tasty vegetarian options are available as well. We will do all the cooking and cleaning, all you have to do is bring the family.