Stavely and Area Unique Attractions
Stavely is lucky to be situated close to several recreational sites. Willow Creek and Pine Coulee camprgounds, 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,
this annual three-day professional rodeo is held at the Stavely Arena
the second weekend in May. 7, 8 & 9, 2015.
Our golf course is a unique 9 hole course hosting on 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 cowboy poetry and music.
Stavely has a wonderful museum open during the summer months and we still retain one working elevator for those who enjoy photographing the few remaining wooden grain elevators.
In memory of Glen Keeley, his family and friends created the Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Riding event, with proceeds from ticket sales and donations going to scholarships and a benevolent fund. At this Bullriding event, riders and fans meet for an evening of dust and dirt and cowboy hats, held in early September of every year.
Also, every 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. The 13th Annual Pheasant Derby will be held on November 17th & 18th 2017. Details are the same as the previous year. The website is being worked on to correct the dates from last year, however, the rules, regulations etc., are the same, only the dates have changed.
In August, Stavely will hold the 54rd Annual Horse Show & Amateur Rodeo.
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 building and structures, illustrating various stages of ranching development, and is rich in cultural landscape features. A visitor orientation centre and a vibrant living history program interpret a time when the West was young.