Field Trips and Tours

WELCA offers unique education and recreation in the heart of Edmonton . For over a century, our river valley site has been a favorite year-round destination for horse enthusiasts. With its friendly horses, rustic  log-cabin, stone house and stone fence, WELCA has inspired generations of artists and creators.

At WELCA, we hope to share our knowledge and passion for horses.  Horses have and continue to play an important role in our human heritage.  Here we hope to share this knowledge, and help students develop an appreciation for these majestic animals.  Through our field trip programs we hope to reinforce students appreciation and demonstrate the proper care that is needed.

Booking Information

Field trips are available throughout the September - June school year on Mondays between 9:30am - 2:00pm.  Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.


We recommend scheduling between 1-1.5 hours for Kindergarten to Grade 2 and 2-3 hours for older students.   Send an email to to inquire about booking.

WELCA offers:
  • A fully operational horse stable with 60+ horses and 1 barn cat

  • Well-schooled lesson horses 

  • An indoor riding ring

  • Instructors certified through Equestrian Canada

  • Two non-motorized mechanical horses

  • Lessons to accommodate all ages and abilities

  • Convenient location in the river valley park close to picnic sites and walking trails - perfect for nature walks and science discussions

  • Tours of the historic log cabin built in 1919 by Dr. Fred Keillor as the original farmstead

  • A classroom with fridge, microwave and seating for 60

  • ASTM-approved riding helmets and a variety of riding boots available for lending

Field trips and tours may be tailored to suit the needs and interests of students, seniors and other groups. Choose from a morning or afternoon field trip with a variety of learning stations (non-riding).