Discover hidden treasures, unforgettable adventures and luxurious escapes in the Pincher Creek region.
Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in the South Canadian Rockies? Grab your besties and get ready for a girls’ trip filled with scenic beauty, outdoor adventures, and a touch of luxury. Here’s a two-day itinerary to help you make the most of your trip:
Day 1: Explore Pincher Creek & Camp in Luxurious Airstreams
There’s no better place to begin your journey than in the charming town of Pincher Creek, an underrated hidden gem nestled in the South Canadian Rockies. Stroll along Main Street to discover local boutiques bursting with unique treasures. Small Town Collective showcases artisan clothing and decor, while Farmers Mill Bakery offers a delightful array of homewares, freshly baked goods, and locally sourced coffee to enjoy. If you’re there on a Wednesday during the summer months, be sure to check out the Pincher Creek Farmers Market from 3 – 7 pm.
A short walk from Main Street down Christie Avenue will take you to the historic Lebel Mansion, which now serves as an art gallery and gift shop. Inside, you’ll find intriguing art and vintage items, making it a perfect stop for art enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Don’t forget to explore the beautiful rose garden outside.
If you’re not done taking in art history, Pincher Creek is also known for its captivating murals scattered throughout town, which showcase the rich history and artistic spirit of the community. Take a self-guided mural tour to discover these unique artworks that tell fascinating stories.
Head back to Main Street to quench your thirst with hand-crafted gin at Lost Things Distillery. Sip on local flavours distilled with botanicals from the Oldman River and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Instead of picking a dinner spot in town, we recommend you make a visit to Pincher Creek Meats before departing for your evening retreat so you can grab locally sourced burgers or charcuterie supplies to enjoy at your next stop.
An Evening at Flint Rock Ranch
Flint Rock Ranch is the dream girls’ trip destination, where nature and luxury converge for an unforgettable night. Located just 25 minutes north of Pincher Creek, make sure you head out there earlier in the evening so you have lots of time to enjoy everything the ranch has to offer.
Staying in their beautifully refurbished Airstreams is an absolute must, each meticulously designed to provide the comforts of home while immersing you in the atmosphere of the South Canadian Rockies. These Airstreams feature Endy mattresses and well-equipped kitchens, inviting you to whip up your favourite meals with ease. There are three Airstreams available, and cabin options as well depending on the size of your crew. After dinner, spend the evening sipping your gin from Lost Things Distillery under the starlit sky, basking in the natural beauty of this beautiful local ranch.
Day 2: Horseback Riding & Outdoor Adventures
Awaken to the serene beauty of the rockies surrounding your Airstreams and head 45 minutes south for a unique horseback riding experience at Thanksgiving Ranch. With over 4,000 acres of pristine wilderness, it’s a paradise for nature lovers. Enjoy guided horseback rides through the breathtaking landscape, suitable for riders of all levels. What sets their trail rides apart is that they break away from the standard nose-to-tail format, creating an extraordinary and unforgettable ride.
Galloping through the rockies with your besties at Thanksgiving Ranch is an unforgettable bonding experience that will leave you wanting to come back. Whether you’re admiring the pristine wilderness or exploring their accommodation options, Thanksgiving Ranch promises a day filled with cherished moments and exciting possibilities for future trips.
Head back into Pincher Creek for lunch at The Hut Cafe. Recharge with delicious food before your afternoon adventures. With weekly specials and feel-good menu items, this place is a perfect stop for lunch and a coffee.
Beauvais Provincial Park is a beautiful spot to finish up your trip, just a short 20 minute drive from Pincher Creek. There are tons of hiking trails to choose from, and if the weather is warm, you can even enjoy a swim in the pristine mountain lake (remember to always be bear-aware in this area). If time allows for dinner before wrapping up your trip, treat yourself to a delicious meal at Soo Sushi, a local favourite known for its delectable Japanese cuisine.
A girls’ trip in the South Canadian Rockies is the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Use this itinerary to make lasting memories with your friends as you immerse yourselves in the natural beauty and rich culture of the enchanting Pincher Creek region.
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