The Flying U is an authentic ranch experience that hasn't changed much in recent decades. Accommodations are rustic; clean and simple. Cabins have been kept up well, and kept in their original condition. That means that cabins have no plumbing and no TV. Cabins do have electricity and wi-fi is available. Washroom facilities are a short walk.

The scenery is great, in fact, the Flying U has been a favourite retreat of Federations instructors for some time. Besides, the food is delicious, and the company will be fantastic.

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The Flying U Ranch

2017 Registration

is now complete

details of the 2018 Retreat will be revealed soon...

Federation of Canadian Artists

There is no place in the world like the Flying U Ranch! People have been coming to the U for over a century to enjoy unguided horseback riding on 60,000 acres of aspen lined trails, to sleep in log cabins and for lodge dining with fresh home cooked meals. Where horses run free in a gated ranch setting on the banks of a crystal clear lake.  

Welcome to the

2017 FCA Plein Air Retreat

September 23 - 29, 2017

"Turning points in my life... the bush, the trails, lakes, waterfalls... moving camp from one wonderful lake to another... the companionship of a great individual, a wonder with canoe, axe and fish line."

- Arthur Lismer

For this retreat we have rented out the entire ranch; cabins, lodge, and saloon! You'll have ample opportunity to paint in your group and by yourself, receive training from our excellent instructors, and socialize with fellow artists in the evenings at the saloon or the fire pit. Feel free to book a spot for your spouse or friend. They may be interested in the canoes, kayaks and horseback riding that can be arranged with the Flying U staff.