Private Campground - Horse Creek Ranch
(Northwest of Edmonton, Alberta)

We are permanently CLOSED !!

Horse Creek Ranch; Alberta Guest Ranch




Summer 2017 was our FINAL year of operation!

We wish to thank our many loyal customers & camping friends for their continued support over the years.

Video - Horse Creek Ranch

Our campground is CLOSED! We wish to thank our many loyal customers & camping friends for their continued support over the years.

The Ranch:

Horse Creek Ranch offers a private campground & cabins. It is located 12 km., east of the historic community of Fort Assiniboine. It is nestled between the beautiful Sandhills Wildland Park and the meandering Athabasca River. The ranch is only a 2 hour drive northwest of Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city, or as a side excursion (east and north) coming from Jasper National Park.

Alberta Guest Ranch


You can do trail rides with your own horses; there are also other popular activities to participate in throughout the season such as flower and berry picking (in season) and hiking.

At Horse Creek Ranch, visitors have the opportunity to ride through a portion of Alberta's historic Klondike Trail used by the original prospectors seeking their fortune in Yukon. On the ranch property, the pasture trails are closed after June 15 due to cows grazing (check with Siebe or Ingrid).

In addition, we provide RV sites for Motorhomes. For travellers with Horse Trailers, box stalls are also available. Tent trailers and other types of campers are welcome too! Often our guests wish to camp and follow the extensive trail system through the Sandhills Wildland Park either on foot or horseback. A trailer waste disposal site is located in the nearby village of Fort Assiniboine.

The Region:  

The name Assiniboine, loosely translated from the native language, means "those who cooked by dropping hot stones in water". Fort Assiniboine (video) originated as a Hudson Bay Company post in the early 1800’s. It was used by hunters as a transfer station between the buyers from Edmonton and trappers from the Lesser Slave Lake area.

During the gold rush of 1897/98, the Fort Assiniboine area became populated by fortune seekers hoping to find a quick route to Yukon, where they dreamed vast riches would be waiting for them. They left Edmonton in droves. Many travelled the native/caribou trail Klondike Trail, which meandered past Fort Assiniboine. It became more difficult to travel as they neared the Swan Hills. Although few people were successful in their attempts to reach Yukon, determination and tenacity proved to be the cornerstone for the foundation of Fort Assiniboine and the people who chose to remain.

One hundred years later, the Fort Assiniboine area is strong and thriving. The residents of Alberta’s second oldest community, take pride in the part their region has played in Alberta’s history.

To commemorate that history, a museum replica of the old Fort was erected in 1977. Today it is one of the highlights of our area and is open to welcome visitors daily during the summer months.

Horse Creek Ranch Ltd.,
Box 308, Fort Assiniboine, Alberta
Canada    T0G 1A0


Accreditation & Affiliations

  • Inspected by Alberta Hotel Association
  • Alberta Campground Association

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