Heritage Ranch

Fall colours at Mitchell Pond

Explore the River Valley

by | Published on February 16, 2015 | Last updated on July 5, 2019

Based on many visits to the area.

Located along the river, the area was once used as a quarry and has now been fully reclaimed into an amazing green space.
One of the larger nodes in the Waskasoo Park system, Heritage Ranch is a great starting point if you’re planning to explore the trail system throughout the river valley and a destination on its own with a network of over 20 km of official and informal trails.
Heritage Ranch

Cross country skiing on the lower grounds

Heritage Ranch

The fishing pond

Things To Do

In the winter months explore the park on snowshoes, cross country skis or ride the single track fat bike trails. Make the most of summer with a stroll or run on the multi-use path, head out for a bike ride or hike on the trails along the river, take in a horseback or carriage ride and try your luck at the fishing pond.

Hiking, Walking, Running and Biking

With over 20 km of trails, plus a connection to the river valley trails, there’s no shortage of options. Check out the trail guide below to plan your adventure.

Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing and Fat Biking

Once the snow fall, the ranch is one of the best option in town for an evening of snowshoeing. The local ski club also grooms a set of trails, linking all the way back to Great Chief Park and the single tracks are a lot of fun for a fat bike ride. The winter trail guide is available below.

Trail, Carriage and Sleigh Rides

The ranch offers lots of equestrian adventures with pony, carriage and sleigh rides. For a more active challenge, test your skills on a game of ranch tracker. During the winter months, don’t miss out on their winter lights sleigh tours.

Playgrounds and Picnicking

Play at the playground near the parking lot of bring the kids along to the smaller playground near the fishing pond. Both options offer great spots for a picnic and fire, but keep in mind that firewood is no longer provided.

Fishing Pond

On the lower ground you’ll find a stocked fishing pond.

Outdoor Safety

  • For your safety and the protection of the area please follow trail signs, stay on the trail and respect all trail closures
  • Be respectful of wildlife and familiarize yourself with wildlife safety techniques including keeping your pet on a leash and keeping your group together.
  • Always be prepared when travelling outdoors.
  • This area has cell phone reception.
  • Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.


There are inherent risks in outdoor activities. Although we strive to provide accurate information and to alert you of potential dangers, trail conditions may change quickly due to weather conditions and other factors. Using the information provided on this site is entirely at your own risk and Pursuit Adventures is in no ways liable for any injuries or other damages that may be sustained by anyone using the trails or information described on this site.

Have you been to this area? Let us know about your adventure in the comments below.