Located in the Mountain View County, approximately 90 minutes northwest of Calgary and 70 minutes northwest of Red Deer, Sundre makes for an ideal day trip destination and a quick weekend getaway to enjoy the foothills Rocky Mountains with the crowds of Kananaskis Country. See wild horses roaming free, enjoy white water rafting and stay one of the many campgrounds found in the town.
1. See Wild Horses
Ever wanted to see wild horses roaming the foothills of the mountains? Then head to Sundre. As you drive from Sundre to Ya Ha Tinda Ranch in Clearwater Country, you might see herds of horses roaming free by the country roads.
Visit Wild Horses of Alberta Society (WHOAS), a volunteer-run organization dedicated to the conservation and humane treatment of wild horses in Alberta.
If you want a guided trail ride, then book a ride with Sunset Guiding and Outfitters. You will ride through terrain surrounding the Panther River in Alberta’s west country discovering wild horses grazing the foothills of the Candian Rockies. Make a weekend out of it by opting for a cozy cabin stay.
2. Go White Water Rafting
Get soaked white water rafting on the Red Deer River as you paddle through rapids with names like Hidden Ledge, Gooseberry, S Bends, The Nationals, Rock Garden, and Sauna Hole. Join Mukwah Rafting Tours (Ph: 1-800-465-0144) for a class 2 to 4 rapids rafting experience at Alberta’s most famous whitewater rafting destination.
3. Sundre Pioneer Museum & World of Wildlife
Tour pioneer village and travel back in time to see how early Sundre and area pioneers lived. The pioneer museum occupies 4 acres of land and has 8 heritage buildings. Do not miss the World of Wildlife exhibit which displays over 170 animal mounts from around the world.
Address: 211 – 1st Ave SW, Sundre
Cost: Family $30, Adults $10, Seniors (65+) / Youth: $8, 6 & under: FREE
4. Bergen Rock International Sculpture Park
Enjoy the amazing viewing and education about sculptures and renowned artists at Bergen Rocks International Sculpture Park. It is a beautiful park where sculptures by great artists are exhibited. The marble arts are giant which makes them highly captivating.
Hours Open: The Sculpture Park is open all year-round.
Cost: Entry to the park is by donation
Address: Mountain View County
5. Sundre’s Snake Hill Recreation and Riverside Trails
Experience hiking, biking and skiing at their best at Sundre’s snake Hill. It is 17kms of glory that is available for hiking, biking and skiing. If you are one to experience outdoor life to the fullest then this is a great choice. And there are lots of life discoveries of wildlife like deer and other wild animals to capture! Ensure to come along with your camera.
Hours: The trail is open all year-round.
6. Book a Tee Time at Sundre Golf Club
Book a tee time at this beautifully landscaped Golf Club set amidst breathtaking countryside. The Sundre Golf Club boasts of 18 challenging holes of golf with water features, practice facilities, a clubhouse with a pro shop and a restaurant.
Address: 5154 AB-27, Sundre