Stavely & Area Unique Attractions
tavely 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.
58th Annual Horse Show & Amateur Rodeo
Saturday August 24, 2019 At the Stavely Arena
Open Horse Show 8:30 am - Judge Miranda Hartung
1. Open Halter Mares
2. Open Halter Geldings
3. Showmanship on Halter - Youth 8 & Under
4. Showmanship on Halter - Youth 9-13 years
5. Showmanship on Halter - Youth 14-17 years
6. Showmanship on Halter - Adult 18 & over
7. Lead Line - 5 years & under
8. Western Pleasure - Youth 8 years & under
9. Western Pleasure - Youth 9-13 years
10. Western Pleasure - Youth 14-17 years
11. Western Pleasure - Adult 18 years & over
12. Jr. Western Pleasure Horse - 5 years & under
13. Novice Western Pleasure - never won 1st or 2nd
14. Western Horsemanship - Youth 8 years & under'
15. Western Horsemanship - Youth 9-13 years
16. Western Horsemanship - Youth 14-17 years
17. Western Horsemanship - Adult 18 & over
18. Reining - all ages
19. Command Class - 17 years & under
20. Command Class - Adult 18 & over
21. English Pleasure - Youth 17 years & under
22. English Pleasure - 18 years & over
23. English Equitation - Youth 17 years & under
24. English Equitation - 18 years & over
$8.00 Entry Fee
$10.00 Post Entry Fee
If there are fewer than 3 entries in a class then classes may be combined, decisions will be made by the show committee. HELMETS recommended - 12 years & under
All participants enter at own risk. Horse Show Entries many any time before noon Tuesday August 20, 2019. Email email@example.com or Phone 403-549-2159
Barbeque - 5:00 pm followed by local amateur rodeo at 6:30 pm
Adults $6.00 Children 7-12 $3.00 Under 6 - Free
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.