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Diamond J

When you set off on your adventure to Diamond J, you'll notice how beautiful the drive out is. You might get to even see wild horses on your way. Diamond J is alongside the Red Deer river and nestled in a valley that rests up against the Ya Ha Tinda ranch. Rich in history and culture, it draws out the curious adventurer to this rugged landscape. Explore it on horse back, river raft, try our new tasty restaurant or go for a hike. We also have a venue for events.

Live your cowboy life dream for one day!

Opening day is May Long, May 17th 2024.

6 spots max per ride from May Long to June 30th and from September 2nd until October 13th

12 spots max per ride from July 1st to September 1st

We will be open until October 13th, 2024. 


DAILY from May 17th to September 30th

Friday, Saturday, Sunday from October 1st to October 13th

Eagle Lake Ride: 10am - 12:30pm - $88

James Fall Ride: 1pm - 5pm - $144

Steak + 1 hour ride: 6pm - 8pm - $88

Sunset ride 1 hour ride: 8:30pm - 9:30pm - $55







Eagle Lake Ride

About 2.5 HR Trail Ride


Daily at 10am. 

Start your day right. This ride goes to Eagle Lake. It crosses a creek and take you to the beautiful mountain fed lake. The water is crystal blue. You are surrounded with 360 degrees mountain views. It is relatively flat and great for all levels of riders.

We have a little break for pictures on the way. 

                              *In operation from May long to Thanksgiving 2024

James Falls Ride

About 4HR Trail Ride


Daily at 1pm.

This is a beautiful ride to James Falls. Cross creeks and follow the valley along a beautiful corridor and mountain lake that leads you to this 250m waterfall.

Great for all levels of riders. 

We have a little break on the way.


*In operation from May long to Thanksgiving 2024

Steak Supper Ride

1h Trail Ride


Daily at 6pm.

Enjoy a classic cowboy BBQ Steak Supper paired with a 1 hour trail ride along the scenic Red Deer River. Set out on an evening ride of stunning views of the Ya Ha Tinda . A great way to wind down before relaxing by a campfire

*In operation from May long to Thanksgiving 2024

Sunset Ride

1h Trail Ride


Daily at 8:30pm

A perfect conclusion to your day. Ride off into the sunset along the Red Deer River and be mesmerized by the symphony of colors as the drift below the peaks and valleys of the Great Canadian Rockies

*In operation from May long to Thanksgiving 2024

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Diamond J Bar & Grill

  BBQ smoked meat

  Homemade meals 

Pies and desserts

Hot & Cold drinks

Before or after your rides, or even if you are just out for a drive, come and sit back in our cozy country style restaurant nestled at the bottom of the mountains. We offer a whole range of homemade treats such as pies and cinnamon buns and locally inspired heritage meals with barbecued steak, ribs and wings. Breakfast, lunch and supper, we serve them all. 

The coffee is always hot and we always have a smile for new and old friends.

Upper Red Deer River Rafting Trip

About 4 HRS


Starts at 11am and 4PM

For the curious adventurer try our rafting trip down the Red Deer River. This tour leaves daily at 11 AM and 4PM and it’s approximately four hours long. You start at Eagle Creek and raft down to Wildhorse Flats. Floating down the river while winding through the mountains is gentle enough for your whole family to enjoy.

                                                                                         *June 29th - October 13th

Inflatable Raft
E-bikes Rentals

1-2-3 or 4HRS

$25 per Hour

A new and exciting way to explore the multiple trails around the area. E-bikes open up new possibilities for individuals of different ages and fitness level to experience the joy of mountain biking with a sense of freedom and exploration.

Power assisted pedal bike of different sizes to accommodate kids and adults. 

Quad Rentals

1 to 7 days rentals

If you are looking for a quading or side by side advendture  Mountains Edge Cycle and Sled  can haul you out a quad or side by side for you to explore the existing trail system at our Wildhorse Flats location.

Contact Mountains Edge Cycle and Sled for more information and pricing.

Tipi Rentals

Per night rentals

$88 per Tipi 

Sleeps 1 to 8 ppl

Experience an authentic way to camp. Sleep soundly inside the traditional native tipis.

Our tipis have a wooden floor, beds with covered mattresses and a fire ring. 


What to Bring:

- bedding and a pillow

- flashlights, lanterns or head lights

- personal gear 

- bug repellant, matches or lighter

- warm clothing 

- toiletries  

Event Venue

Weddings, team-building events, corporate events, clinics

If you are looking for a venue for your next event, look no further. Our location has everything to plan the perfect event:

- a spacious restaurant room and outside area to host your meetings and diner 

- activities to bring your team together: horseback riding, rafting and hiking.


And at all times being surrounded by forests and 360 mountain views.   

Contact us to organize and customize your event.  

Outdoor Event
Upcoming Events

Canada Day Weekend

Saturday, June 29th

Grand opening for our Bar & Grill on Saturday June 29th.

Doors open at 4pm.

We will be offering a roast beef diner with all the fixing along with draws, live and silent auction, followed by a dance with live band. 

Get your tickets now


Cabins, hotel rooms and RV sites,

20km down the road

For the adventurer who wants to stay and play for a few days, but prefers the comfort of a warm shower and Wifi, Mountain-Aire Lodge is only a short drive down the road and provides accommodations to enhance your getaway.


  • Riders have to be +8 years old

  • We provide helmets

  • For safety measures, we have to take at least 2 persons per ride.

Direction Diamond Jay

We recommend that you screenshot the direction as there is no service once you hit the gravel road after Sundre.

How to get here... from Sundre

This location was formaly called YMCA Camp Gray Jay

From Sundre Tim Hortons travel west

on HWY 584 for 8 km to Coal Camp Rd, Range Road 63. This road starts as a paved road and turns into a gravel road. So allow additional time for travelling to gravel road conditions.

Turn left and travel 45 km to Secondary 734.

Turn left and continue for 2.8 km, do not cross the big blue bridge with the blue arches and continue for another 20km to Eagle Creek. 

You will pass the Wildhorse Flats location. Keep driving for another 14km. Follow the DIAMOND J SIGN.

You will see a sign on the right side that reads "Diamond J". Turn into the driveway and park in the parking lot.

Note: Google maps will take you to our Wildhorse flats location, but if you've booked at Diamond J, continue on another 14km. Follow the Diamond J sign.

GPS Coordinates : 51.724643, -115.494743

How to get here... from Cochrane

This location was formaly called YMCA Camp Gray Jay

Directions from the Hwy 22 and Hwy 1A intersection in Cochrane:

Travel west on hwy 1A 13 km to Hwy 40 north.

Turn right and go 27 km where the pavement turns to gravel and you enter the  Ghost Public  Land Use Zone.

The road is now considered 940 Foresty Trunk Rd.

Travel 54 km to a blue bridge and a T intersection which is Secondary rd 734.  

Turn left towards Wildhorse Provincial Recreation Area.

Drive pass the JKL Trail Rides Wildhorse Flats location. Continue on the gravel road west another 14 km to Eagle Creek. You will see a sign on the right side that reads "Diamond J". Turn into the driveway and park in the parking lot.

Note: Google maps will take you to our Wildhorse flats location, but if you've booked at Diamond J, continue on another 14km. Follow the Diamond J sign.

GPS Coordinates : 51.724643, -115.494743

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