What type of clothing do I need to bring for the tour? In Alberta, expect lots of sunshine, no matter what the season. But be
warned: being close to the mountains means weather can change at a moment's
notice. So follow the lead of Albertans, and be prepared! We would suggest
a light jacket or sweater for evenings, and some light weight rain gear
to deal with possible rain showers.
Temperature: Average Ranges in summer (June to
August): 15½ C to 25½ C (60½ F to 77½ F)
Rain: Southeastern Alberta: 30 cm (11.8 inches)
annually Northern Alberta: 40 - 45 cm (15.7 - 17.7 inches) annually
Foothills Region: 55 - 60 cm (21.6 - 23.6 inches) annually.
Are there any age constraints or physical demands of the tour
that I should be aware of? Home on the Range Adventure Tours
Ltd. itinerary gives you the opportunity to participate at your personal
level of comfort. You may go horseback riding or hiking in the foothills
if you wish, or you can amble around at your leisure and just soak up
the scenery, the choice is yours. And, we promise not to put your name
in for any of the rodeo events without consulting you first!
What is the tour cancellation policy? Cancellations received by Home on the Range Adventure Tours Ltd. 60 days or more prior to departure will be subject to a CAN$100 per person/per tour fee. Cancellations received less than 60 days prior to departure will be subject to the following forfeit of tour fees, with the exception of cattle drives: 59-45 days, 10% of tour price; 44-30 days, 25% of tour price; 29-15 days, 50% of tour price; within 14 days, 100% of tour price. Cattle drive reservations require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking, with the non-refundable balance to be paid a minimum of 60 days in advance. Cattle drive bookings made less than 60 days in advance must provide a 100% non-refundable payment at the time of booking.
Except for verifiable extenuating circumstances, refunds are not made
for any missed tour services. For verifiable claims to be considered,
they must be received in writing within 30 days of the termination of
the tour. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual cost of
the services involved and not on a per diem basis. Adjustments will not
be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals. Home on the Range Adventure
Tours Ltd. will not accept any liability for any claims that are not received
within 30 days of the termination of your tour.
How do I find my way from the airport to the tour's meeting
destination? To join one of our 4 or 5 day tours at the Kick-off
Breakfast will be as simple as following the detailed instructions we
will forward to you prior to your departing from home on your holiday.
If you are joining our 7 day tour, and have given our office at least
seven days advance notice, we will arrange for one of our qualified staff
to pick you up at your arrival point in Calgary and transport you to Homeplace
Ranch on the Saturday that your tour begins. If you are arriving prior
to the Saturday when you tour begins, let us know and we will send you
travel and accommodation guides and maps of the local area. Please allow
three to four weeks for delivery.
How do I get to Calgary, Alberta? We recommend that
you check with your local travel agent to obtain information on international
and domestic flights to and from Calgary. If you have any additional questions
on flight availability, please contact our office and our qualified staff
will do their best to provide you with all available information.
What activities are available in the area if I arrive in advance
of the tour or stay on afterwards? If you will be arriving in Alberta prior to the tour, or plan to stay on after the tour, advise Home on the Range Adventure Tours Ltd. of your plans and we will send you travel
and accommodation guides and maps of the local area. Please allow three to four weeks for delivery.
What currency do I need in Canada? How about credit cards? While traveling in Canada you will need to have Canadian Dollars. However,
travelers cheques in all major currencies can be cashed at any Canadian
financial institution, and they have large numbers of available outlets.
HINT: You will find it more economical to purchase travelers cheques in
your domestic currency so that you do not have to pay an exchange fee
to transfer any excess funds back into your home currency. Canada also
has an extensive ATM (bank machine) network from which you can withdraw
cash. All major credit cards are accepted by the vast majority of Canadian
Are there any special immunization or health requirements? There are no immunization requirements for those who visit Canada. It
is however, wise to ensure that you have a letter from your physician
authorizing you to carry any medications you require during your visit.
This may be requested by Canadian immigration authorities on your arrival
What are the security and insurance considerations for travel
in Canada?There is absolutely no need to take any additional
security precautions, beyond the normal good sense safety measures put
into practice on any trip, while visiting Canada. We strongly recommend
trip cancellation and interruption insurance, plus medical insurance which
covers medical evacuation. You can contact your insurance or travel agent
to inquire as to the availability of insurance for the duration of your
What documents do I require for entry to Canada? The
normal requirement for residents of most countries to enter Canada is
a valid passport from your country of residence. If you are unsure as
to weather this covers your situation please contact your travel agent,
local Canadian Embassy, or have us inquire on your behalf.
Am I required to participate in all of the tours activities? Which of the scheduled events you take part in, and to what degree, is
completely up to you. We do require that you be available at the specified
time and location for all transportation departures – a detailed
schedule will be provided on your arrival. The tour is designed for your
pleasure, and we want to provide you with all the flexibility possible.
However, the cost of events, meals, and activities that you elect not
to take part in will not be refunded.
Is this a family vacation? We welcome family members
of all ages. Home on the Range Adventure Tours Ltd.’s experiences
are designed for the enjoyment of participants of all ages. More senior
members of the family can participate at their comfort level, and the
majority of the tour activities are selected with the enjoyment of the
entire family in mind. The only components of our adventure experiences
that have an age restriction, for the safety of the participants, are
horseback riding and white water rafting. However, there are ample alternate
activities available. Therefore, we feel that this unique adventure is
well suited to a total family experience.
How would you describe a Native American Powwow? For those who are not familiar with the Native American culture, powwows are
celebrations, social gatherings and friendly competitions of traditional
dancing, drumming, singing, ceremonies and feasting, and the bringing
of many nations of people together. Everyone is welcome regardless of
race, creed, religion, or color.
Can Home On The Range Adventure Tours arrange hotel accommodation for the nights prior to and/or after the scheduled tours? Yes we can. On your request, Home On The Range Adventure Tours Ltd. will be happy to arrange accommodation at preferred rates for nights prior to
and/or after each scheduled tour.