2021 Flying U Vacation Guide

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This is the 2021 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 2021 Flying U Vacation Guide:

 

  • May 10   Ranch opens

  • May 10 - 14 Spring Wrangler Week

  • May 14 - 16 Opening Weekend

  • May 21 - 24 May long weekend

  • June 20 - Summer season begins

  • June 28 - Wild West family week

  • July 24 - 27 Ranch booked for private function

  • July 30 - Aug 2 - BC Day celebrations at the ranch

  • Aug 20 - 23 Yoga weekend

  • Sept 3 -6  Labour Day weekend

  • Sept 19 - 24 Ranch booked for a private function

  • Sept 22 - Fall Season Begins

  • October 4 - 8 - Fall Wrangler Week

  • October 8 - 11 - Thanksgiving Weekend

  • October 11 - Ranch closes for the winter 

Spring

May 10 to June 19

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The 2021 season begins May 10 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 10 - 14, 2021

How would you like to be a wrangler for a week? This year the Ranch will be open May 10, 2021 to May 14, 2021 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 $156.00 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

May 14 - 16, 2021

It all starts this weekend! Why not drop everything and pop up to the ranch this weekend.  Meet our new and expanded herd of riding horses. Meet our new staff and enjoy a restful sleep on our comfortable mattresses.

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May Long Weekend

May 21 - 24, 2021


Our first long weekend of the year is when things pick up 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! 

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Summer

June 20 to September 21

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. 

Wild West Family Week
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Monday June 28 2021 to Friday July 2 2021

 

Have you heard about the FLYING U WILD WEST FAMILY WEEK? Designed for both parents and children!!

 

This week is designed for families to come up to the ranch and enjoy a full range of activities such as horseback riding, trail rides and gymkhana events. 

Children will also be offered nature hikes, canoeing, tubing and archery.

Evening activities will include fun for the whole family such as talent shows, archery, camp fires and game activities. 

 

Please note: this year children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all activities, as we anticipate a sold out camp we can not offer day only campers. 

 

Be sure to book early as space is limited and spots are filling up fast. 

Ranch Booked For A Private Function

July 24 - 27, 2021
 

The ranch has been fully booked for a family reunion for these dates

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BC Day Long Weekend
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July 30 - August 2, 2021 

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!

Yoga Weekend

August 20 - 23, 2021

 

We will be offering 2 yoga sessions a day during this weekend for the yoga enthusiasts. These sessions will be run by our instructo Paul. 

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Labour Day Weekend
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September 3 - 6, 2021

 

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.

Federation of Canadian Artists

September 19 - 24, 2021

 

The Federation of Canadian Artists have booked the ranch this year for their Plain Air Retreat. We look forward to having this wonderful group of artists at the ranch. 

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Fall

September 22 to October 11

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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.

Fall Wrangler Week

October 4 - 8, 2021

 

Getting ready for winter is a big task here at the ranch and this also allows for you, the guest, to have an extra opportunity to join us! This week will consist of stocking up on firewood, putting in new and fixing up existing fencing for our winter pastures and of course general clean up. The cost for the week is $156 per person per night which includes your 3 meals per day, accommodation, use of all facilities and your afternoon of riding.  

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Thanksgiving Weekend
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October 8 - 11, 2021

 

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.