FAQ's ~ Some Frequently Asked Questions

Naturally You've Got A Few Questions To Ask Us, And Hopefully We Can Answer Most of Them As To The How? Who? What? When? Where? & Why?

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Contact Us

What is Our Phone Number?
Well for Us here at Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch, the internet is marvellous for looking up what you want to know... We Prefer for Booking a Ride or other Reservation, the Old Fashioned way of Telephoning US and speaking to a Real Live Cowgirl or Cowboy!

Call 403-673-3622 to Make Your Reservation Today!
What is Our email Address?
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch
You Can e-Mail Us at cowleys@raftersix.com
What is Our GPS Location?
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch is Conveniently Located 1/2 Way Between Banff & Calgary!

Only 30 minutes East of Banff, 15 minutes East of Canmore & 35 minutes West of Calgary and Cochrane.

Checkout Our GPS Co-ordinates!
N51.07643 W115.03021  
OpenStreetMap.org 51.07643, -115.03021

Can You Show A Quick, Simple, Easy Map To Get Here?
Ok! Here's A Quick, Simple, Easy Map To Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch! We Are Located Where The Gold Star is on the Map!

Simple Easy Map To Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch

Checkout Our GPS Co-ordinates!
N51.07643 W115.03021  
OpenStreetMap.org 51.07643, -115.03021

How To Get Here From Banff & Canmore?
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch is Conveniently Located 1/2 Way Between Banff & Calgary!

Only 30 minutes East of Banff, 15 minutes East of Canmore & 35 minutes West of Calgary and Cochrane.

From Banff & Canmore

Travel East on Highway #1 (Trans-Canada Hwy.) approximately 25 km from Canmore. Take the Rafter Six Ranch exit. (marked Exit #114) stay right through the yield sign and then Turn left at the the "T" intersection "STOP" sign and follow Ranch Road East approx. 1 mile (1.6 Km) to Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch.

Checkout Our GPS Co-ordinates!
N51.07643 W115.03021  
OpenStreetMap.org 51.07643, -115.03021

How To Get Here From Calgary?
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch is Conveniently Located 1/2 Way Between Banff & Calgary!

Only 35 minutes West of Calgary and Cochrane, 30 minutes East of Banff & 15 minutes East of Canmore.

From Calgary

Travel West on Highway #1 (Trans-Canada Hwy.) towards Banff, approximately 67 km from Calgary city limits. Take the Rafter Six Ranch exit number 114A. (*Important* Take the exit that goes under then South over the overpass). The exit is clearly marked with a blue highway sign overhead. Turn left at the "T" intersection "STOP" sign and follow Ranch Road East approx. 1 mile (1.6 Km) to Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch.

NOTE: Please be sure to take exit 114A (which will take you under the overpass and then onto the overpass) and NOT exit 114.

Checkout Our GPS Co-ordinates!
N51.07643 W115.03021  
OpenStreetMap.org 51.07643, -115.03021

What is Our Postal Mailing Address?
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch
Our Postal Mailing address is:

Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch
P.O. Box 100
Exshaw, Alberta
Canada T0L 2CO


This Is NOT Our Physical Address or Location.

This Is Our Mail Box...
And Besides Our Horses Won't Fit Inside No MailBox!
Although It Does Remind Us of The Olde Pony Express Mail Service! Just Puttin' In My 2 ¢ ... Smile!
Buffalo Bill Cody Pony Express Pony Express Stamp

Reservations & Payments

Do I Need A Reservation To Horseback Ride or Camp?
Not, Not Necessarily, As We Do Welcome Drop-Ins!

However, A Reservation Guarantees Your Horseback Ride Activity, Date & Time.

As You May Well Be Aware, During Busy Times Like Weekends, Long Weekends and Summer Months...

Our Horses Are In High Demand At These Times and It Would Be Wise To Book Your Ride Date & Time In Advance That'll Guarantee Your Adventure.
How Do I Book A Ride or Make A Reservation?
Call 403-673-3622 to Make Your Reservation Today!

Or if You Have More Time To Plan Ahead.....
You Can e-Mail Us at cowleys@raftersix.com

We Will Require A Valid Credit Card or e-Transfer to Confirm the Booking.

A Reservation Guarantees Your Horseback Ride Activity, Date & Time.
Do I need a Credit Card to Ride?
No, You do not require a credit card to Ride with us.

We Offer Most Common Methods of Payment Including Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, e-Transfer and or Company Cheque.
Sorry No Personal Cheques.

You Can Decide Which Method of Payment You Want To Use Once You Arrive and Check-in for Your Horseback Ride or Camping Adventure.
How Do I Make A Payment?
Payment can be made by Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, e-Transfer or company cheque.

Most Interac Debit Cards accepted
VISA & MASTERCARD are both accepted.

Horses & Horseback Riding

How do I Book A Ride or Make A Reservation?
Well for Us here At Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch, The internet is Marvellous For Looking Up What You Want To Know... But Online Booking Leaves A Lot To Be Desired.

That's Why We Prefer to Cater to Your Needs & Requirements for Making An Inquiry, Booking A Reservation For A Horseback Ride, Camping, Wedding or Other Special Request The Old Fashioned Way by Telephoning Us and Speaking With A Real Live Cowgirl or Cowboy is Simply The Best Way To "Git 'er dun"!

Call 403-673-3622
e-Mail Us at cowleys@raftersix.com
To Make Your Reservation Today &..... Happy Trails!
I'm Ready To Make A Reservation. What Do I Do?
Well Pick up the Phone and Give Us a Holler!

Call 403-673-3622
or e-Mail Us at cowleys@raftersix.com
to Make Your Reservation Today!


1. Tell Us When & What Activity You Want To Do ~ Horseback Riding, Camping, Wedding, etc...
2. Tell Us Your Name & Phone Number.
3. Confirm the Reservation by Providing a Valid Credit Card or e-Transfer.

That's It, Completed...It's Easy As 1, 2, 3 !

Easy As 1, 2, 3 !

Is The Doctor In?
Yes Virginia, The Doctor Is In!

All You Pay Your Psychiatrist is the Cost of Feed and Hay... And He'll or She'll Listen To You Any Time, Any Day!

Horseback Riding is essential to your Mental Health & Happiness! Book your Mental Health Therapy Session with Your Favorite Horse Psychiatrist Today!

Laughing Horse!

What Should I Bring & Wear?
Well for starters You're Now in the Canadian Rockies and the weather is often unpredictable and you can experience All Four Seasons in about 15 minutes!

So best to always be prepared with a jacket or fleece coat, a hat and running shoes, or western boots if you have them.
Remember It's Always Easier To Take Your Jacket & Hat Off Than Put One On That You Don't Have.
What kind of Shoes Should I Wear?
Well Cowgirl Boots if You're a Perty Cowgirl and Cowboy Boots if you're a Handsome Cowboy!

Just Kidding! You don't have to wear Western Boots if you don't have them...
Most shoes with a Walking Heel are just fine, as are Sneakers and Hiking Boots are OK Too...
Open Toed Shoes, High Heels and Flip-Flops are Not Allowed...Sorry!

Camping ~ RV's ~ Trailers, Truck Campers, Tents

How Much Does It Cost To Camp?
The Campground Fee is $25 / per Night per Unit.

If You Are Camping With Your Horse There Is An Additional Fee of $12 / per Horse per Night.
Do I Have To Register To Camp?
Yes, All Campers Must Check-In & Register At The Rafter Six Ranch Office.

If You Are Arriving Late after Regular Office Hours, Please Proceed To The Camping Area and Have A Good Night Rest.

Please Stop By The Ranch Office In The Morning and Our Staff Will Be Happy To Help You Register and Pay.

Please Check-Out At The Rafter Six Ranch Office When You Are Ready To Leave ~ Thank You & Happy Trails!
How Long Can I Camp?
You Can Camp With Us For A Maximum of 16 Nights, then you'll have to leave for 24 hrs before you can return to camp.
What Kind of Campsites Do We Have?
Cowley's Rafter Six Ranch is Unique in that We Offer a More Natural Wilderness kind of Camping Experience.

RV's, Trailers, Truck Campers & Tents Are All Welcome!

There Are No Designated Camping Sites Except For The Group Campsite.

We Allow You to Choose the Area Where You Would Like to Camp.

Just find a Picnic Table and Camp Right There!
Do We Have RV Utility Service Hookups?
No, We offer a More Natural Rustic & Wilderness Camping Experience.

There Are No Electrical, Water or Sewage Hookups.

However, If You Have An RV, Trailer, Truck Camper, You Most Likely Already Have All These Resources in Your Unit, Like Water, Power, and Washrooms.

Quiet Generators Are Allowed if You Have One.

Please Respect Your Neighbours...Quiet Time from 11pm ~ 7am applies.
Are Campfires Allowed & Do You Have Firepits?
Yes, Campfires Are Allowed In Authorized Metal Firepits Only.

We Have A Limited Number of Firepits for Rent. Firepit Rental is $10 per Night.

We Also Have Firewood For Sale For Your Convenience. $10 per Wood Bundle.

Local Fire Restrictions May Be In Effect & Apply. Check With Us Daily.

Be "Fire Smart".
1. Please Use The Firepit Screen Cover To Catch Sparks.
2. Never Leave Your Campfire Burning Unattended.
3. Be Certain Your Campfire Is Out By Pouring Water On It & Stir The Wet Coals.
4. In Case of Fire ~ Immediately Report It To Ranch Office & Staff.
Do We Have Washroom/Toilet Facilities?
Yes, We have several Portable Outhouses Available For Customer Use.

We Also Have One Handicapped Portable Outhouse Available For Customer Use.

Sorry ~ We Do Not Have Any Hand Washing or Washing Facilities With Potable Water For Customers.
Do We Have Shower Facilities For Campers?
Sorry ~ No, We Do Not Have Any Washing or Shower Facilities For Campers.

Bow Valley Provincial Park Has Shower Facilities Available For A Fee. You Can Buy Tokens at the Bow Valley Campground Office/Store. Conveniently Located Just 1 Km North of Trans-Canada Highway #1 on Hwy 1X.

Adjacent To The Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino ~ Is The New "Bearspaw Kananaskis Travel Centre" Has A Full Service Fueling Station Truck Stop & Convenience Store With Shower Facilities For A Fee. It is Conveniently Located Just 4 Km's East of Us on The TransCanada Highway #1, Then Take Exit 118 South onto Highway #40 and Travel ½ Km & turn left. Open 24 hours a day, Seven Days A Week, Year Round.
Do We Have Potable Water For Campers?
Sorry ~ No, We Do Not Have Any Potable Water For Campers.

Bow Valley Provincial Park Has Potable Water And Waste Transfer Station To Fill & Flush Your RV, Trailer, Truck Camper Or Water Jugs. Conveniently Located Just 1 Km North of the Trans-Canada Highway #1 on Hwy 1X. Open May To October.

The Kananaskis Visitor Center Also Has An Adjacent Facility With Potable Water And Waste Transfer Station To Fill & Flush Your RV, Trailer, Truck Camper Or Water Jugs. Conveniently Located Just 4 Km's East of Us on The TransCanada Highway #1, Then Take Exit 118 South onto Highway #40 and Travel 8 Km (5 Minutes). Open May To September.
Do We Have Non-Potable Water For Horses?
Yes, We Have Non-Potable Water For Horses & Other Small Pets & Animals Only.

Non-Potable Water is Not For Human Consumption.

Bow Valley Provincial Park Has Potable Water And Waste Transfer Station To Fill & Flush Your RV, Trailer, Truck Camper Or Water Jugs. Conveniently Located Just 1 Km North of the Trans-Canada Highway #1 on Hwy 1X. Open May To October.

The Kananaskis Visitor Center Also Has An Adjacent Facility With Potable Water And Waste Transfer Station To Fill & Flush Your RV, Trailer, Truck Camper Or Water Jugs. Conveniently Located Just 4 Km's East of Us on The TransCanada Highway #1, Then Take Exit 118 South onto Highway #40 and Travel 8 Km (5 Minutes). Open May To September.
Where Is The Nearest Transfer-Station For My RV?
There are Two Transfer Stations Nearby To Refresh Your RV Potable Water Tank As Well As Transfer Your "Grey" Waste Water & "Black" Sewage Water Tanks.

Bow Valley Provincial Park Has Potable Water And Waste Transfer Station To Fill & Flush Your RV, Trailer, Truck Camper Or Water Jugs. Conveniently Located Just 1 Km North of the Trans-Canada Highway #1 on Hwy 1X. Open May To October.

The Kananaskis Visitor Center Also Has An Adjacent Facility With Potable Water And Waste Transfer Station To Fill & Flush Your RV, Trailer, Truck Camper Or Water Jugs. Conveniently Located Just 4 Km's East of Us on The TransCanada Highway #1, Then Take Exit 118 South onto Highway #40 and Travel 8 Km (5 Minutes). Open May To September.
What Is Quiet Time?
Quiet Time Is From 11 pm ~ 7 am For Campers.
Your Fellow Campers Will Appreciate The Respect You Show Them By Keeping Quiet & Peaceful Enjoyment For Eveyone During the Night As They Sleep.

WIth All That Fresh Mountain Air You'll Probably Sleep Like A Log! Pleasant Dreams!
When Is Check-Out Time?
Check-Out Time Is Generally by 12 pm (Noon).

Please Check-Out At The Rafter Six Ranch Office When You Are Ready To Leave ~ Thank You & Happy Trails!

Upcoming Events

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Customer Reviews

Customer Review

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. Thanks Mama's Boy!

John Wayne HollyWood Movie Star
Customer Review

Riding Melodie Was Pure Music To My Soul! ... Don't Be Stupid... You Know I Love You... You're Still The One Mozart!

Shania Twain Canadian Country Music SuperStar
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When You Are Riding A Nice Horse... An Hour Seems Like A Second. When You Sit On A Wild Horse... A Second Seems Like An Hour. That's Relativity!

Albert Einstein Genius
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Every Man Has A Secret Ambition: To Outsmart Horses, Fish & Women! Ok Donkey... You're Next!

Mark Twain ~ Samuel Clemens Genius
Customer Review

We Had An EXCELLENT Time On Your Ranch And I Wanted To Reach Out And Tell You That Not Only Did This Experience Meet My Expectation It Went 1000x Over It!

Wow! What A Beautiful Spot - Our Pictures Are Incredible – With A Backdrop Like That How Can They Not Be!

That Brings Up Your Horses - Again - WOW - What A Calm Cool Collected Herd Of Beautiful Horses - I’ll Tell You Now If I Won The Lottery I Would Be Looking To Buy 6!

I’ve Been Around Horses My Entire Life And I Was Truly Impressed By Your Stock!

I saved the best for last! Your wranglers were absolutely amazing! You can tell she’s not only playing the role of wrangler, she lives it! (and loves it!)

Overall I Would Give This Experience 10/10, 5 Stars - A Standing Ovation! Keep Up The Good Work! We Will Be Back For Sure And If Anyone Ever Asks Me Where To Go Riding - I Will For Sure Be Giving Them Your Info!

Thanks Again!

Roxy McGrath Mammoet Canada Western Ltd.

Call Us Today At 403-673-3622 or e-Mail Us At cowleys@raftersix.com

Book Your Horseback Ride, Carriage Ride or Wagon Ride, Camping Adventure or Wedding Today!




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