Directions to Homeplace Ranch
Google Maps now has us "pinned" accurately! For those of you with this option, it should make getting to the ranch quite easy. If not, please follow the instructions at the end of these paragraphs.
By Air: You should arrive at Calgary International Airport (code YYC). There are regular and frequent flights from most areas of the world.
GPS / Google Earth coordinates: 50 54.0878' n, 114 30.0998' w (you can copy and paste these coordinates)
Lodge: #30, 339126 - 178 Avenue, MD of Foothills, Alberta T0L 1W0
Office (our home): #20, 339125 - 178 Avenue, MD of Foothills, Alberta T0L 1W0
By Road: Calgary is on the Trans-Canada Highway, which reaches for about 7,000 kms across Canada from coast to coast. There are also excellent roads from Idaho and Montana in the U.S.
Directions from Calgary Airport (and locations north or east of Calgary): South on Hwy 2 (QE II Highway/Deerfoot Trail) - approximately 20 minutes driving time; turn West onto Hwy 22X (sometime known as Marquis of Lorne Trail) and continue over McLeod Trail, past Spruce Meadows . Continue west - past the turn that goes to Black Diamond/Millarville - you are now on Hwy 22 North. Continue west - go past the turn to Priddis (which is south), and stay on this highway for approximately 8 km. You will come to the top of a rise (there are distinctive white fences on the right), and you will then descend a big hill - before descending far, you will see a blue sign with "Homeplace Ranch" in white letters. At the bottom, you will turn left (south) off Hwy 22 and onto a gravel road (Coal Mine Road) where there are sets of green mailboxes. Follow the road, climbing the winding hill - at the top, turn right onto 178 Avenue. Follow this all the way to the end - where there is a metal gate at the entrance of Homeplace Ranch.
Directions from Banff and other locations west of Calgary(through Bragg Creek): Take Highway 22 south from the TransCanada Highway (Highway 1), and travel towards Bragg Creek. You will go through the traffic circle where Highway 8 joins from South West Calgary, and continue to Bragg Creek. Do not angle into the town of Bragg Creek, but at the 4-way stop sign, turn left (south) on the road toward Priddis (Hwy 22 continued). At the T-intersection, turn left (East), again toward Priddis. Continue on this road until you go down a long hill - at the bottom is our turn to the right - onto the gravel road - Coal Mine Road - where there are sets of green mailboxes. (If you stay on the highway and go up a hill with the passing lane, you have gone too far.) The distance from the stop sign in Bragg Creek to our turnoff is approximately 12.8 kms. Once on the gravel, follow the road and go up the hill. At the top, turn right onto 178th Avenue, and continue to the very end, where you will come to the metal gate entrance to Homeplace Ranch.