Backwoods Buffalo Ranch| Open Farm Days
Laurie T
Laurie T
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Backwoods Buffalo Ranch| Open Farm Days

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About this farm

FREE EVENTS: -Bison Viewing -Quarter Horses -Pastured Pork -Pastured Chicken -Free-Range Eggs -Goats -Ducks -Dairy Cow -Children’s Play area -skull and bone ex I hit -Vegetable Garden’s -Flower Gardens -Music -Many picnic spots as well as seating for lunch PAID EVENTS: -Bison Field Tour​/​Hay Ride​/​toured by your Bison Farmers. -Pastured Pork on a Bun -Kettle Corn Canada​/​ Lemonade -Various other local vendors -SHOP OUR ON SITE FARM STORE AND MEATS


  • Bees, Honey & Meadery
  • Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Country Stays
  • Craft Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
  • Crops & Machinery
  • Culinary Event
  • Dairy & Cheese
  • Food Sampling & Sales
  • Gardens & Plants
  • Livestock & Animals
  • Markets & Farm Store
  • Poultry & Egg Production
  • Special Activities & History
  • Tour
  • Vegetables & Fruits
  • Flowers & Trees
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Farm rules

1. For the health and safety of your animals and ours please leave your critters at home! 2. No use of cannibis or alcohol on the premises, smoking is allowed in designated areas. 3. Please do not chase or taunt our animals, we try to let them live stress free. 4. Please do not feed our animals. 5. Please do not open any gates or enter any pens. 6. Please use provided trash and recycling bins. 7. Masks are not required however if you choose to wear one you do you! Please provide your own. 8. Please use designated hand washing stations. 9. Please wear enclosed shoes for your safety. 10. HAVE FUN!!!!


RMX6+62 Ronan, AB, Canada

Reviews (10)

  • DF

    Laurie and Chad have built an amazing farm at Backwoods! They (and all the volunteers) were very warm, welcoming and informative! It was easy to get around and see the chickens, pigs, goats, turkeys, ducks, cows and bison up close. I especially liked learning how to cook bannock on the fire using a stick! It was one of the best days of the summer! Thanks for having us all out to your home!

    Deanna FAugust 2021

  • LH

    Had a lot of fun. Good food, got to scratch the cows and see baby chicks!

    Lori HAugust 2021

  • AR

    Amazing farm! We didn’t go on the Buffalo tour but did see two large ones and a baby. LOTS of chickens. Loved seeing all the animals and feeding the goats. Many different vendors to check out. Grabbed some lemonade and free candy sticks. Wish we could have stuck around for some delicious pig that was cooking. Only complaint is the washrooms didn’t have any running water.

    Ashley RAugust 2021

  • cd

    Thank you so much for opening your ranch. It was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed the ride out to the bison herd and learning about how they are different than raising cows. My daughter enjoyed the hands on visit to the chicken coop, petting the adorable cow, and seeing how pigs kept themselves cool in the mud. The only distraction was the carny food vendor in the middle when you enter. It deterred from the ambiance of what of farm should look like.

    christine dAugust 2020

  • CS

    This was well organized. The staff was great and they answered every question I had.

    Chuck SAugust 2020

  • RH

    Very informative about different types of animals. Would have been involved in more interactions, if possible. Adult only activities would be a suggestion.

    Russel HAugust 2020

  • AN

    Thank you so much! My kids loved their farm experience, especially the tractor/hayride transportation to and from the parking area. Brilliant! My daughter was enthralled with the dairy cow and the spinning wheel demonstration. We certainly made lasting memories at your ranch.

    Amy NAugust 2020

  • TC

    Loved it! Was able to buy some buffalo meat and some bacon. They sold various meats and chickens. There were other animals to see besides the buffalo. There were a few vendors selling stuff like honey, hand carved wooden spoons, paintings, etc. My only disappointment was the food truck ran out of lemons so couldn’t get a lemon shaker drink and it was 30 degrees outside and hot! They did have cold bottled water though. Overall it was very enjoyable!

    Tracy CAugust 2020

  • BM

    So great! My little guy loved exploring and wanted to stay and hang out all night. Great day with the family, we’ll be back next year!

    Bailly MAugust 2020

  • JM

    We drove from St. Albert to go to Backwoods Buffalo Ranch on Alberta Open Farm Day and it was very much worth the trip! Laurie, her family, the volunteers and on-site vendors were friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and fun!

    Judy MAugust 2020

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Laurie T

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Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is a small, family owned and operated ranch in Mayerthorpe, AB. We are a Metis Family raising bison, pastured pork, pastured chicken and…

Backwoods Buffalo Ranch is a small, family owned and operated ranch in Mayerthorpe, AB. We are a Metis Family raising bison, pastured pork, pastured chicken and…

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