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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 20th 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. 

TIMETABLE AND PRICES

DAILY from May 20th 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

IMPORTANT

PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL ONCE YOU BOOK FOR A RIDE

OUR REFUND POLICY IS AS FOLLOW

CANCELLATION 7 DAYS OR BEFORE - FULL REFUND IN RANCH CREDIT

CANCELLATION BEFORE 96 HOURS (4 DAYS) - 50% REFUND IN RANCH CREDIT

CANCELLATION LESS THAN 96 HOURS - NO REFUND

Eagle Lake Ride

About 2.5 HR Trail Ride

$88

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

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James Falls Ride

About 4HR Trail Ride

$144

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

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Steak Supper Ride

1h Trail Ride

$88

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

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Sunset Ride

1h Trail Ride

$55

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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Upper Red Deer River Rafting Trip

$65 per person

Starts at 11am

For the curious adventurer try our rafting trip down the Red Deer River. This tour leaves daily at 11 AM 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.

                                                                                         *May 20th - October 13th

Inflatable Raft
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.

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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

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NEED ACCOMODATION ?
Check out MOUNTAIN-AIRE LODGE

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 accomodations to enhance your getaway.

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  • 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

From Sundre Tim Hortons travel west

on HWY 584 for 8 km to Coal Camp Rd, Range Road 63.

Turn left and travel 45 km to Secondary 734.

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

You will pass the Wildhorse Flats location.

You will see a sign on the right side that reads YMCA Grey Jay Camp. Turn on the driveway and drive up to the barn and park.

How to get here... from Cochrane

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 past 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 YMCA Grey Jay Camp. Turn on the driveway and drive up to the barn and park.

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