established in the 1930s

CNR Station at Entrance

Entrance Ranch has been in existence since the 1930s, first operated as a guest ranch, then a cattle ranch, and now again, a guest ranch. Some of the small cabins are from that era.

The CNR (Canadian National Railroad) has it's tracks on the opposite side of the Athabasca River from the ranch, and it used to stop at the station there. It was called Entrance, as it was considered the "entrance" to the Rocky Mountains, and is how the ranch got its name.

Entrance once had a population of over 300 people while at the same time, Hinton had almost no one living there.

The area is now called Entrance, even though the train no longer stops, and the station is no longer there.  

All of us here at Entrance Ranch look forward to your stay.

Rocky Notnes