403-460-1374 info@bowvalleyranche.com
“Step into the past... be a part of the future.”
The Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society
CRA # 896164357RR0001


Our educational programs are designed to preserve the rich and colourful history of Alberta’s past, while preparing the next generation of Albertans to become exceptional citizens and stewards of our beautiful land. 


The spectacular grounds of the Bow Valley Ranche allow a unique opportunity to celebrate and recognize the events of the past. Our gardens and facilities give Calgarians the opportunity to utilize the incredible landscape of the Ranche. 


The continued efforts of the Society are focused on preserving the legacy of the Bow Valley Ranche for years to come. If it were not for the actions of Larry and Mitzie Wasyliw, the Ranche would not be as we know it today.

Our Mission

 To preserve the history of The Bow Valley Ranche by developing programs & projects that recognize the unique legacy of this area.

The Bow Valley Ranche restoration brings together recreational space, interpretive walks, entertainment areas and education stewardship opportunities for students, the community and general public, honoring our heritage and culture.



The history behind the Bow Valley Ranche is rich and colourful. It has played a large role in many different facets of Calgary’s history, with many famous founders having lived on, or been associated with the property. Discover the chronology behind the events that shaped Southern Alberta. 


Artisan Gardens

The Artisan Gardens completes the Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society’s vision to honour the First Nations People and the rich history of the Bow Valley Ranche. This project brings together celebrated Canadian artists and people interested in creating a lasting legacy within a living piece of art.


Native Gardens

The Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society has created a historic Native Gardens, containing trees, shrubs, bushes, flowers and grasses which were so familiar to our ancestors. The 2.5 acre Native Gardens is situated between the restored Ranche House and Annie’s Café. 


Garden Bookings

Plan your next event at the stunning Bow Valley Ranche. A wide array of spaces are available to suit your needs- our Gazebo, Amphitheater and Artisan Gardens will provide an incredible background for your event. View the spaces and options available for rental.


Discover the unique and fascinating history behind the Bow Valley Ranche, as well as the important figures that shaped the Alberta we know today. The history behind the Bow Valley Ranche is rich and colourful. It has played a large role in many different facets of Canada’s history, with many famous founders having lived on, or been associated with the property.

In 1995, local residents, Larry and Mitzie Wasyliw recognized this pivotal landmark of Canadian history and established The Ranche At Fish Creek Restoration Society, with a mandate to restore the the Bow Valley Ranche to its original turn of the century grandeur.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

By sponsoring one of the many art pieces in the artisan gardens, you become one of our ‘ranche hands’, preserving our past for generations to come. You will be recognized in perpetuity on-site at the Historical Bow Valley Ranche, establishing a unique legacy for our city, our province, and our nation on the global stage. We invite you to join us and be part of this unique opportunity at the Bow Valley Ranche. In addition to creating a lasting and personal legacy, your contribution ensures Alberta’s history, culture, and art are honoured and represented in a distinctive and culturally diverse way. 

Got a question?

Use our contact form to the right for any queries you might have. We would love to hear from you! All requests are dealt with promptly.

The Ranche Society Office number: 403-460-1374
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Directions to The Bow Valley Ranche:
The Bow Valley Ranche is conveniently located just off Bow Bottom trail 2.7 kms south of Canyon Meadows Drive. After entering Fish Creek Provincial Park, The Bow Valley Ranche is the first right.

Please note: The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, Meadow Muse Pavillon and Annie’s Cafe are independently leased and managed by Great Events Group.