2017 Poker Rally August 19

Coming up on August 19 is the Poker rally. It's agood way to suppot FOESA and a great day of riding. Buckles and prizes for poker hands and to pledges.

Ya Ha Tinda Ranch Birthday Party July 15

Schedule of Events

11:00  Packing Demonstration  

11:00 Concession opens           

12:00  Speeches

            - Rick Smith (Welcome and Introductions)

- Dave McDonough – Role of the horse in Parks Canada

- The Warden Alumni & Unveiling of Plaque 

Eat Birthday Cake 

            -Bill Hunt – Ya Ha Tinda the next 100 years

            -Karsten Heuer (bison)

            -Evie Merrell/Mark Hebbelwhite (on going wildlife research)

            -Larry Frischke (FOESA & relationship with Parks Canada)

2:00 Horse Training Demonstration

            -Tom McKenzie & James Spidell 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Museum Tours

             (Marie Nylund and Steve Malins)

Barn Tours

            -Rick Smith

Wagon Rides

            -Tim Barton



            -Alberta Parks        

            -Olds College

            -Friends of the Eastern Slopes

            -Blacksmith Display


Trail Crew

We are currently looking for anybody trained in proper trail maintence. Please contact us!

Big Horn Rules

Please take a look at these rules before leaving on your holiday. If you are using panels, please understand the reqierments or ask before setting them up.


Seasonal Flooding

There will be an area on the west side of the Big Horn Camp Ground that will be shut down for the month of June. This is do to seaonal flooding.

Over the next few years the campround will be expanded to the east and the seasonal area will be closed down.


Map of Ya Ha Tinda

This map can be uploaded to a GPS

Big Horn and Eagle Clean Up

Thanks to all the crew trhat came out for the clean up. Camp grounds are ready for the season.


FOESA Upcoming Events

See all of the events scheduled on the Upcoming Events page.

Map Of FOESA Campgrounds

Horse Stall Priorty

Dear Campers and Friends of the Eastern Slopes,

We have recently received correspondence from concerned members regarding horse stall and high line stall camp sites being occupied by camping units without horses. We, the Friends of the Eastern Slopes Association, support and encourage multi use of all of our 6 campground areas. As a courtesy to the campers with horses we are asking to give priority for the stalled and high lined sites to people travelling with horses. If the campground is full and no other options exist then by all means non horse users are welcome to use stalled and high lined sites. We operate on a first come first served basis.

Thank-you for your co-operation,


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