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Programs

List of 13 programs, one primary and 12 optional programs offered at The Historic Ranche at Fish Creek Provincial Park, established 1873.

  1. The “Distinguished 3 Rancher’s who called The Historic Ranche home; John Glenn, William Roper Hull and Senator Patrick Burns, voted Alberta’s Greatest Citizen!
    Note: This is the only non-optional program offered during school visits, this is due to the important historical significance of the three famous Ranchers who called the Ranche home.

  2. Famous N.W.M.P. Guides, William Parker and Young Fred Bagley the 15 year old bugler

  3. Spiritual Protectors/Vision Quests & Aboriginal Sign Language

  4. The arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway to Calgary, August 11th, 1883

  5. Canada’s First Cowboys- “Home on The Rugged Range”/History of The Chuckwagon Races and Cattle Brands

  6. Famous Metis Characters, Buffalo hunts and The Red River Carts

  7. Alberta’s Train Robbers , Horse Thieves and Cattle Rustlers

  8. Historic French roots in Calgary & the History of Quebec’s Poutine

  9. The Birth of our beautiful Province, September 1st, 1905

  10. The First Calgary Stampede- September 1912, according to Guy Weadick, the founder “A Humdinger of a time!”

  11. “We Struck Oil!!”- Great Oil discoveries & early vehicles in Alberta.

  12. “Alberta Ranchers off to The Great War”

  13. Basic song writing tips from The History Wrangler- “Let’s write a song!”

Ranche Education

For complete details on the educational programs being offered at The Historic Ranche at Fish Creek Provincial Park, including specific educational outcomes, student activities and the connection each program has with the Historic Ranche, please download the Ranche Education file.

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