7 Central Alberta Experience Gifts

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Carriage Date Night – This package also runs year-round at Heritage Ranch. In the spring and summer you enjoy a romantic private carriage ride; in the winter you get a private sleigh ride. Following your ride, you are treated to an amazing 3 course gourmet dinner for two, a bottle of fine wine (or the beverage of your choice). A long stem rose and a box of chocolates are also included. .

Heritage Ranch RanchtrackerRanchtracker – Runs year-round at Heritage Ranch– though I think it would be better in the spring or summer when you could wear camouflage outfits and hide in the brush. If you’ve ever watched the popular television show Mantracker, you know how this goes down. You’re dropped in the woods and you have to beat the man in the saddle. This requires intelligence, stealth, outdoor skills and athleticism. Your team will be dropped in an unknown location and supplied a ranch map marked with four sites you will need to get to before the ranch hands track you down and find you. If you make it to all four sites without being captured, you’ll be declared the winner. Win or lose, you are treated to a post-chase steak dinner (vegetarian options are also available).

Mud Hero Alberta – The buzzword is: Epic! Canada’s largest obstacle event is back in Red Deer at Canyon Ski Resort in August.  Alberta’s largest non-mountain ski resort has oodles of hills, massive amounts of mud in the most epic mud pit ever, tricky water obstacles and plenty of challenging terrain that makes for a thrilling course. At 6 km and with more than 16 obstacles, it’s the largest obstacle event in the nation and with more than 17,000 participants; the after party is pretty epic too. There’s a BBQ and beer tent for spectators and participants. Mud Hero Alberta supports the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Skydiving School – Skydiving Calgary operates a skydiving school out of 0the Innisfail Airport. First timers can try tandem skydiving and those who want to become certified can start school. Tandem dives operates April through October. Discounts are available for groups.

Discovery Wildlife BearDiscovery Wildlife Park – This unique wildlife park in Innisfail has some great gift ideas for animal lovers that can be purchased as gift certificates. The park is closed in winter, but they still offer private snow tiger and wolf encounters by appointment.  You can also purchase a gift certificate for several unique programs offered when the zoo is open between May1 through Thanksgiving. Zookeeper for a Day lets you spend a day training, feeding and caring for the animals. You get photos and videos and other mementos to take home, so you can always remember your day as a zookeeper.


Rent a Harley – Give a gift certificate to rent a brand new 2016 Harley motorcycle from Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson in Red Deer, one of Canada’s largest Harley franchises and 2014 Canadian Dealer of the Year. Rentals cost include a helmet and rain gear. You must have a valid class 6 license or motorcycle endorsement.

Golf Play and Stay – Buy a gift certificate for a Central Alberta Golf Vacation. Pick your golf courses then choose your hotel. Your hotel will set up all the tee times. There are six great golf courses and four hotels to choose from.

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