Grande Cache is a town in west-central Alberta, Canada, located 145 kilometres (90 mi) northwest of Hinton and 435 kilometres (270 mi) west of Edmonton. It is located in the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, between Highway 40 and the Smoky River, at the northern border of Alberta's Rockies. The town is the gateway to the Willmore Wilderness Park.
Restaurants in Grande Cache
5 based on 38 reviews
Wild Blue Yonder White Water Rafting is located in Grande Cache, Alberta. We are a rafting operator specializing in family and youth-group friendly activities. We also book packages that include activities offered by other operators in our area and local accommodation. Our rafting trips range from half day, full day and 2 day trips. Our trips are on class 1/2, class 2/3 and class 4+ rivers. We operate from the May long weekend to the September long weekend, offering two or more trip start times per day, 7 days a week. RAFTING TRIPS DETAILS: Group Discounts Available. Fun for All: Sulphur River A non-stop party of paddling and jaw-dropping scenery! The Sulphur Canyon plunges 300 feet down then twists and turns all the way to the Sulphur Gates; Grande Cache's top scenic spot. Shoot moderate rapids, dodge boulders and squeeze through the tight spots while team-paddling. Between giggles and shouts, magic happens as your group comes together. Price/person: Adults $80+gst Child (8-11) $60+gst Saturdays add $10 Best of Both: Sulphur & Smoky Rivers There's two kinds of white water: tight & fast or BIG WAVES. Put them together, throw in mountain scenery with a tasty lunch and it's the best of both! The twisty Sulphur Canyon is drop-dead gorgeous and super fun to paddle. After a quick bite and a hot drink, the adventure continues. The title of Top River Rat is up for grabs as teams play some seriously silly water games. Finally, it's the big Smoky Rapids where you can only scream and hold on. After this, you'll know what it is to ride the river. THE RIVER PIRATES! It's Theatre Adventure on water! Let your child (and big kids, too) live out the fantasy: get your pirate gear, name and sign-up for a mad-cap tale of buried treasure, rats and rogue crew members! Sing songs, learn jokes, battle with swords and find the gold! Performed in a hilarious improv style, our crazy captains will have you in stitches and the little ones bedazzled. This unique adventure includes face-painting, bandannas, swords and treasure... and you get to take it all home! Wild One: Sheep Creek There's no room for beginners as we launch immediately into solid class 4 rapids! The river comes at you hard and fast, and it's relentless. You'll never feel more alive as you're being buried in white water and your guide is Barking commands. Sheep Creek plays for keeps, but not for long: only available late May to early July. The real craziness is in June, when previous experience & good physical fitness is required. Lower water is usually in July, when previous experience is not required, but a good state of fitness is still recommended. You must be 18+, no exceptions. Two Wild: Sulphur River & Sheep Creek If you want the scary stuff, but don't have the experience, this is your trip. Get into the groove on the Sulphur River, where the twists and turns of the canyon pump up your paddling. Then board the blue bus for the Sheep Creek madness: a super-steep, paddle-your-face off thrill of a lifetime. Good physical fitness required, must be 18+. ID may be required. Includes lunch. Price/person: Adults $150+gst Saturdays add $20 Kakwa River Family: 3-Day The easiest way to take your family on a real backcountry trip. Explore 90km of the mighty Smoky River; one of the last wild rivers in the Arctic watershed. With time to relax and be soothed by the river, there's also exciting moments of paddling, getting soaked during water fights and even Surfing your boat on the waves. At night you're pampered with hearty meals and world-class treatment. Laugh and share memories from the day around the fireside, then crawl in your tent and drift off to the soothing sounds of the river. Come morning, there's freshly baked muffins, and the river awaits. The Kakwa River Extreme: 2-Day A classic backcountry adventure with big class 3/4 water, remote Wilderness and riverside camping. It's a gentle start and even beginners get time to learn the strokes, but then it all goes crazy! You won't know whether to laugh or scream as we hit the rapids hard, get pounded with water and dig in! A new challenge awaits around every corner and then, wet and happy, it's time to hit the beach. Soon, cozy and warm, you'll dig into freshly-prepared meals and the join in the buzz around the fire. And as the river rumbles on, you'll drift off to dreams of the next big wave... because tomorrow the river awaits. Come join us for a day of fun and adventure on the river this summer!
We had an amazing day white water rafting in Grand Cache! The Wild Blue Yonder team was fun, knowledgeable, organized, and professional. The scenery blew me away too- I had no idea we'd be going through such an impressive canyon and river. I would recommend this trip and company to anyone!!!
5 based on 42 reviews
Located on Highway 40 and surrounded by stunning vistas of the Canadian Rockies, the Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre has much to offer the curious traveler and long time resident. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to answer questions and help you make the most of your time in our beautiful mountain town. We offer hiking guides, maps and loads of information about the area.In addition, the Centre also showcases the fascinating history of the area through exhibits and displays: featuring ice age artifacts, dinosaur tracks, Aboriginal heritage and fur trading, full animal mounts, tree and geological descriptions and local industry.
Great displays of the history of the area. Also displays of local industry really tell the history and stories of the people of Grande Cache.Thank you for your review. Yes, its thanks to the Grande Cache Historical Society for their research and input for our displays. We are indebted to them, plus all the other local people and industries for their participation in making our Centre a reality.
5 based on 17 reviews
4 based on 14 reviews
Pierre Grey's is our tried and true camping spot. With the exception of a few spots, the campsites are very large and very private. I love how the different loops are spread out around the different lakes so no one loop feels too big or busy. There are a ton of family friendly trails. I was surprised by other reviews, I find this one of the quietest provincial parks hat we have stayed at, due to the layout of the loops and the fact that they only allow trolling motors ( fewer big boys with loud toys). I am sure it is a bit crazy on long weekends etc. but what park isn't? Several of the sites we have stayed in over the years have natural sand veins which are great for small kids!
4 based on 18 reviews
Open to visitors year round, this wellness inspired park is situated on a plateau with a phenomenal 360o view of the Smokey River Valley and surrounding Mountains.At our Labyrinths centre, a rare natural echo surrounds you. It is most noticeable when facing North-East, but likes to move around.For thousands of years different cultures around the world have walked Labyrinths for different purposes. In the present they are regaining popularity, being used for health promotion, meditation, and stress relief, being among the most common uses.The possibilities are as endless as the walker’s experiences are fascinating.Give yourself the gift of time, and “Take the Journey”.Guided tours may be available upon request, please contact.
We stumbled upon this unexpected delight during a road trip of Southwest Canada/Northwest USA a few years ago. I have created an 11 metre labyrinth at home myself, but this one was spectacular. Very sizeable, made of white/pale almost glistening local rocks, and, when we found it, with a snow-capped Rockies as its backdrop.
It was really quiet and peaceful, and I was so grateful to have found it! Thank you to those who put all the hard work into creating such a beautiful space!
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Central Park is ocated at the corner of Hoppe Ave & Shand Ave, beside the Grande Cache Recreation Centre. It features paved trails, an outdoor gym, and in the summers a Water Park. Central Park also offers a magnificent view of the surrounding mountain peaks and Valleys.
3.5 based on 5 reviews
U Bar Ranch offers guided trail rides, pack trips and year round facility access in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. U Bar offers comfort camping in outfitter wall tents, an 80 by 152 foot indoor riding arena, eight fully serviced trailer hookups, numerous outdoor paddocks, backdoor access to Wilderness trails and breeds quality reining horses. Located 6.5 kms southbound of the mountain community of Grande Cache.
We had e-mailed a head of our arrival but received no response. We called to arrange trail rides from the tourism centre for the next day. Upon reaching the U Bar Ranch we found no one there except for horses and dogs. We called left a message, no return call. We went back to the tourism centre concerned that the proprietors might be in need of assistance. Finally received a rerun call advising that if we went back "someone" might show up?!?.This experience was terrible and left a very poor impression of the otherwise beautiful Grande Cache area
3.5 based on 3 reviews
Set against the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Grande Cache has a spectacular nine-hole golf course with grass greens. The course was founded in 1981 and sports a well designed layout that caters to all levels of ability. It is well maintained throughout and features rolling fairways bordered by tall stands of pine and spruce. Most holes have large, undulating greens and staggered tee boxes which allow golfers to alter the look of the holes.The course is one of the most stunning in the province, offering breathtaking mountain views from every hole. You may even be lucky enough to spot a Bald, or Golden Eagle flying overhead. Some are said to nest around that area. Foxes, deer, elk, and moose have also been sighted in the area.
It is good for a local course and the proximity to the city is excellent, but the grounds could use better upkeep and maintenance.
4 based on 7 reviews
The Grande Cache Recreation Centre is a full service recreation facility. The centre features an NHL sized arena, four sheet curling rink, fitness centre, pre-school, as well as a brand new aquatic facility. In 2011, the town unveiled an aquatic expansion which showcases a leisure pool, water slide, wave pool, steam rooms, sauna, hot tub and new family change rooms. The Grande Cache Recreation center has something for everyone - be sure to stop by on your next visit, this facility is sure to impress!
Well there is a skating rink/hockey/figure skating etc.. There is a curling rink. Preschool classes in their own room. A workout gym & yoga area. Fabulous pool. Lap area, lazy river, water park & slide. Concession with a lot available. Still working on outside area.
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