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Visitor Info - Agritourism

Agriculture, Agritourism & Equestrian

 

The rich, fertile and pristine areas surrounding Chase in Turtle Valley, Chase Creek, Pritchard and three Indian Bands host a diversity of agriculture, equestrian and natural based products and services. 

Agritourism is attracting National and International attention!   

In areas around Chase, there has been a mini boom in the agriculture related businesses especially in the equestrian field.  Horse breeders, trainers, riding schools, riding arenas all represent a rapidly growing industry.  High quality horses are being bred, trained and sold across Canada, to the United States and Europe. 

We are experiencing a rise in small and growing enterprises in areas such as custom saw milling, furniture making, wildlife viewing and photography, artisans, eco- tours, specialty agri-crops (eg: garlic / berries)  and tourism related services. 

Chase Country Corn/Music Festival

is all about the hot butter and deliciously seasoned locally grown corn!  An annual event to bring the whole family and a full day of entertainment at Chase Memorial Park.   August 13, 2011 marks the 5th Annual celebration with local farmer’s market venders, concession, children's activities, music in the Joyce Dunn Amphitheatre and the ever popular corn husk dolls. 

October is Pumpkin Season

and at Pete Murray’s Corn Farm it begins in early October and lasts until Halloween on the 31st. The farm grows 8 – 10 varieties of pumpkins in various sizes to suit all age groups. They offer wagon rides that include a visit to the sheep and then off to the pumpkin patch in search of that perfect pumpkin. 

Wagon Rides fill up quickly, day cares and large groups are encouraged to call early to book their wagon ride on the day of their choice. Weekends are open to groups and individuals who either want to participate in the wagon ride or walk to the patch to find that perfect pumpkin.  Come join the fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge’s

Goal is to offer a permanent sanctuary for abused, neglected and unwanted donkeys.  They offer spinning & weaving lessons, Mohair fleece & yarn, farm raised turkeys, worm composting kits.  Donkey Sponsorship Available - don't miss our summer event ~ Donkey Days!  This year the Donkey Days Celebration will be held on June 18th, 2011. Check our events calendar for more information. 

For the Equestrian lovers

The Shuswap Region is becoming an equestrian destination for recreational trail riders.  Skimikin Lake has been the site for both the Endurance Riders Association of BC and BC Competitive Trail Riders Association competitions.  There are new corrals at Larch Hills and existing facilities at Skimikin Lake near Tappen.

Skimikin Lake offers an extensive trail network around the lake with about 100 km of marked trails and a select number of campsites with corrals and pull-thrus. The Shuswap BCHBC holds an annual Poker ride in July.

There is a growing number of riding facilities and natural horsemanship clinics in Pritchard, Chase Creek and Turtle Valley.  Good access to the facilities that support a diversity of disciplines - check us out!

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Agriculture / AgriTourism
Golden Ears Co-op, Chase
Pumpkin Patch, Chase
Pete Murray’s Corn Farm, Chase
Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge, Turtle Valley

Equine / Equestrian
Brandt Ranch, Pritchard
Canamere Farms, Chase Creek
Gaited Meadows Ranch, Turtle Valley
GnR Morgans, Chase Creek
Hawkseye Ranch, Turtle Valley
Mackenzie Meadows, Pritchard
Pine Ridge Icelandics, Hepburn Road
Remuda Horse Ranch, Turtle Valley
Riverwind Trail Rides, Chase Creek 

 

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