Rocky Lane is 9 km off Hwy 88 another agriculturally important area, Rocky Lane, was settled following WWI by veterans who received land grants. 1929-31 saw many settlers move from Saskatchewan. A small farming community, it consisted of a one-room schoolhouse, general store and many hardworking people. The ‘50’s saw another influx of people and a new school. Today the school (Kindergarten – Grade 12), local riding arena and winter’s cross country skiing are the hub of activity.
Rocky Lane Agricultural Society is proud to offer a heated indoor riding arena that is open all year fro private or group rides. The arena, built in 2000, is the farthest north community based indoor riding arena in Alberta.
The arena hosts clinics, workshops, and events for a variety of equine sports and specialist, and is the base for the Rocky Lane Pony Club. Equipment such as obstacles, barrels, poles, and jumkins are available for use.
Rocky Lane Agricultural Society provides alluring trails for both classic cross-country and skate-skiing. In-season, the trails are groomed weekly and offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced routes. This stunning 15 kilometres of trails offers a family and pet- friendly ski experience along the Ponton River. During summer and fall the trails can be used for hiking, cross-country running, mountain biking, bird watching, and horseback riding, free of charge.
The Agricultural Society was founded in 1984 when community members of Rocky Lane started building a recreational area, and in 1990 the trails were established. The trails have been used by ski teams to train for the Alberta and Arctic Winter Games, the Peace Winter Games in 1993, and countless others looking to appreciate the Mackenzie Frontier’s long winters.
Indoor Riding Arena
Rocky Lane Agricultural Society is proud to offer a heated indoor riding arena that is open year round.
Cross Country Skiing
In the winter months, 15km of trails offer a family and pet-friendly ski experience along the Ponton River. Read More »
Summer Fun on the Trails
During summer and fall the cross country ski trails can be used for hiking, cross-country running, mountain biking, bird watching, and horseback riding, free of charge.