Stavely & Area Unique Attractions
Stavely is lucky to be situated close to several recreational sites. Willow Creek and Pine Coulee campgrounds, operated by the Municipality of Willow Creek as municipal parks are located about 15 minutes to the west. These areas provide opportunities for camping, boating, wind surfing, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. Then minutes to the east we have Clear Lake Municipal Park which also provides camping facilities and is a popular water skiing area. Little Bow Dam is being developed to the east and will provide the same type of activities found at Pine Coulee.
Stavely is famous for being the home of the first Indoor Rodeo in Canada. In 1929, Harry Streeter put the community on the map. Today, Stavely Indoor Rodeo, a three day professional rodeo is held at the Stavely Arena the second weekend in May.
Our Golf Course is a unique 9 hole course hosting one of the few artificial grass greens golf courses in Canada. It is located inside the town limits just off the south entrance to Stavely and across the road east of the Auction Mart.
Stavely annually hosts the Willow Creek Cowboy Gathering which consists of country music and cowboy poetry.
Stavely has a wonderful museum open during the summer months. The museum underwent a full restoration which was completed in 2017 and hosted a Grand - Re-opening in that year. The museum offers hands on exhibits, tours are available upon request, or just walking around on your own is fun too. Several billboard size paintings have been placed on the outside of the building, each of which was hand painted by a local resident. For further information on hours, requesting a tour, or just general information, please click here.
The Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding event, held in memory of Glen Keeley, created by his friends and family is held in early September every year. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations go to scholarships and a benevolent fund. At this bull riding even, riders and fans meeting for an evening of dust, dirt and cowboy hats.
In November, the Elks hold their annual Pheasant Derby. This is a two day event enjoyed by all. Please click here for further information, rules and regulations.
In August, Stavely holds its Annual Horse Show and Amateur Rodeo. This is a great event to come and watch the next generation in rodeo. Click here for more information.
The Bar U Ranch is set in the rolling foothills of the Rockies. It is the only National Historic site to commemorate the history and importance of ranching in Canada. The site has many historic buildings and structures, illustrating various stages of ranching development, and is rich in cultural landscape features. A visitor orientation centre and vibrant living history program interpret a time when the West was young.