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Western Community Events


Kamloops Cowboy Festival

On the second weekend in March every year you'll find Cowboy/Western Music, Cowboy Poetry, and a Western Art and Gear Show all at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival, Kamloops, BC. Ask about tickets at the Horse Barn!


North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo

"A celebration of agriculture, livestock, western country living and community spirit"

The first weekend of September at the Barriere Rodeo Grounds 


Willow Creek Cowboy Gathering, Stavely, Alberta

Cowboy Poetry and Western Music so authentic you may need a shovel! The Willow Creek Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Society invites everyone to the annual Willow Creek Gathering. This three day event will feature entertainers trying to teach and preserve the heritage of the cowboy way and the pioneer spirit through music, humour, poetry (the western kind) and storytelling!


The Provincial Winter Fair            

This event's goal is to continue educating and entertaining the public about the diverse nature of local agriculture and its importance to our economy. Celebrating our agriculture industry and rural lifestyle is what BC's provincial fairs and exhibitions are all about. The Provincial Winter Fair proudly supports the 4H!


Places of Interest


The BC Cowboy Hall of Fame

Started by the BC Cowboy Heritage Society in 1998 it's home is now in the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, in Williams Lake, BC. Every year approximately five cowboys are inducted into the Hall of Fame - some at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival and some at the Williams Lake Stampede. The Horse Barn is proud to be a sponsor! 


The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Home of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting ranching heritage. It is the only museum in BC to focus on ranching and rodeo, and it honours both the cowboys of the past and the present.


Meadow Springs Ranch

A BC Guest Ranch - A small guest ranch in the South Cariboo of BC, Meadow Springs Ranch is a working ranch that can take in up to a maximum of about 11 guests!


83 Mile House Farm Equipment Museum and Historic Site

You'll find displays that include not only tons of Horse Drawn Farm Equipment, but also Wagons, Carriages, Buggies, Cutters, Sleighs, Tools, and Much, Much More!



Services & Accomodation


Ace High Resort

A rustic lakeside getaway, just 4-1/2 hours from the Fraser Valley. They are located on the southern shore of Watch Lake, a popular South Cariboo lake well known for its great rainbow trout fishing and natural beauty. The resort is quiet, friendly and family oriented. The property is nicely treed, mainly grassed and on 1400 feet of west-facing level shoreline.


Inn of the Sea Resort

An exclusive private condominium resort near famous Yellow Point, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. See their web site.


The Pier Condo 

Imagine waking up in your private home one morning, deciding you don't feel like making breakfast, so you order room service. Or maybe you need to relax, so you head downstairs to the spa. This is what life will be like at The Pier luxury rental condo on the waterfront in the Town of Sidney, on Vancouver Island.


Dreamscape Ranch

A small guest ranch situated in Knutsford, just south of Kamloops. We offer Horse Boarding and Horse Rehabilitation, as well as Bed & Breakfast or ranch stays, and Bed & Bale stays for those who are travelling with their horse.


Watch Lake Lodge and Guest Ranch

More than just a Dude Ranch. They rent original log cabins, have great rainbow trout fishing available, and do Trail Rides and Horseback Riding. Located at Watch Lake in the beautiful South Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada


Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic is a well established veterinary hospital that provides in clinic and ambulatory medical care to a wide range of livestock and their owners.
Their talented group of 5 veterinarians offers a wide range of services for bovines, equines and small ruminants. Services provided include general, surgical and on call emergency services for the greater Kamloops and surrounding area.


People & Associations


Hugh McLennan

The Voice of the Spirit of the West - Hugh can be hired to do speaking engagements and/or voice overs for commercials. His radio show, Spirit of the West, can also be heard on-line.