Get Away This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s the perfect time for a getaway! Celebrate your love with a romantic stay at our charming B&B this February 12-13! This package includes a romantic in-room gourmet dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast buffet served in our dining room. Nestled on the scenic banks of the Ghost River, make time for each other and reconnect at the natural and peaceful setting of The Crossing.

The Crossing’s Executive Chef, Doug Ghanam, has created a wonderful in-room gourmet dinner that will be delivered to your private room for your enjoyment. Check out this menu!



Baby lettuce, roasted bell peppers, orange segments, white balsamic vinegar



Stuffed with roasted pumpkin seed and basil pesto

Brandy and thyme infused jus, mashed potatoes, selection of vegetables



Sweet raspberry coulis, white chocolate sauce, fresh berries



Give us call at 403-932-3392 or email us at [email protected] to book your stay! Queen Rooms from $349 and King Rooms from $379 – plus taxes.

Celebrate Christmas at The Crossing with your Team

We Create – You Celebrate

After a year and a half of working from home, zoom meetings and social distancing, there is no better place than The Crossing to get together and say “Thank You” to your employees. Located on 145 rolling acres, set along the banks of the picturesque Ghost River, The Crossing offers an exceptional stay in the beautiful Ghost River Valley. Only an hour from downtown Calgary and less than 20 minutes from Cochrane, come experience relaxed, professional and unassuming hospitality in a natural and peaceful setting.

Discover the Difference

Bring your team together for an unforgettable experience and immerse yourself in nature and the peaceful surroundings at The Crossing. Enjoy your Christmas celebration with us and let us spoil you with our service and culinary delights from the time you arrive to the time you leave.

Once you are settled in, take a walk in the snow to the river (we have snowshoes!) or relax in the living room by the crackling fire. This package includes an overnight stay (single or double accommodation) hors d’oeuvres, Christmas dinner, dessert and breakfast the next morning. Available between November 26 and December 22, 2021, this package starts at $285 per person. If you are looking for the perfect space for your holiday event, contact us today!

The Crossing is also able to offer the exclusive use of our entire property for groups and organizations that are looking for complete privacy. We have multiple meeting spaces, 27 guestrooms and 145 acres of pristine nature to enjoy, ask us about exclusivity for your next meeting or event!

For additional information and to book your event, please call 403-932-3392 or email us at [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you to The Crossing at Ghost River!

Ghost Watershed Hiking Adventure

The Summer Weekend Experience series kicks off next month at The Crossing! The first experience is the Ghost Watershed Hiking Adventure on June 26-27, 2021. This exclusive weekend is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Take this opportunity to get out of the city for a unique weekend getaway!

The weekend includes dinner, an introduction to the Ghost Watershed, overnight accommodations, breakfast, packed lunch and an interactive hike in the Ghost Watershed with a local guide.


Escape for the weekend and discover Alberta like never before with authentic experience that immerses you in nature, culture and history.

Your weekend begins on Saturday, with a leisurely afternoon check-in. Once you are settled in, enjoy a walk to the river, lounge in the living room or take in the sunshine on the deck.

Following a wonderful dinner, you can interact with your guide from The Ghost Watershed Alliance to learn about environmental stewardship and water preservation. During the presentation, your guides will provide history of the area and explain how the society is working to protect the ecosystem. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday evening relaxing with an overnight stay in our charming Inn.

After a hearty breakfast on Sunday, you will head out to your adventure exploring the beautiful Ghost Watershed to complete your weekend.


The Ghost Watershed is located approximately 60 km west of Calgary. It contains some of the most scenic landscapes in Alberta adjacent to Banff National Park. The Ghost Watershed Alliance Society (GWAS) is a Watershed Stewardship Group (WSG). Their vision for the Watershed is to be a biologically rich headwaters ecosystem in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes that supplies abundant clean water maintained through stewardship and holistic management. Join GWAS on a hike far from the crowds to experience this beautiful part of Alberta. Learn about its flora and fauna and what you can do to help preserve it. Your guides will provide extensive information on the  history of the Ghost Watershed as well as background information on conservation. The Crossing at Ghost River in conjunction with the Ghost Watershed Alliance Society are excited to host you on this adventure weekend!


Our guests continuously tell us how good the food tastes and subsequently, how much they look forward to every meal! Our culinary team combines the perfect amount of comfort and class in their creations. They constantly seek fresh ingredients in order to showcase flavorful dishes prepared in our open kitchen. You will truly enjoy our Chef’s choice meals. With advanced notice we are pleased to offer vegetarian, wheat, gluten, and dairy-free options.


Located on 145 rolling acres, set along the banks of the picturesque Ghost River, The Crossing offers an exceptional stay in the beautiful Ghost River Valley. Experience relaxed, professional, and unassuming hospitality in a natural and peaceful location. In addition to our pristine setting, our delightful rooms, comfortable common areas and amazing cuisine, your stay will be truly memorable.


If you love nature and want to learn how stewardship groups help to provide clean and safe drinking water to Albertans, or just want to spend a peaceful weekend exploring something new, this event is ideal for you. Cost for the weekend is $410.00 plus taxes for single occupancy and $320.00 per person double occupancy plus taxes. Book your weekend soon because there are limited availability for these exclusive experiences! Reserve your spot by contacting The Crossing at 403-932-3392


  • Small Backpack for your lunch and water bottle
  • Hiking Boots
  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera and Binoculars (optional)


The Crossing at Ghost River and the Ghost Watershed Alliance Society (GWAS) will adhere to all Alberta Health Services COVID-19 guidelines. You will be participating in the hike at your own risk. A 25% deposit is required upon booking. The remaining 75% deposit is charged seven days before the event. Both deposits are non-refundable. Deposits will be 100% refundable if we are unable to host the the event because of COVID restrictions.

Photo Credits: Made to Travel; The Crossing at Ghost River

the crossing event center near Calgary & Cochrane, Alberta re-opens 2020

The Crossing at Ghost River Re-Opens for Small Meetings & Outdoor Events

the crossing event center reopens covid 2020

With the Alberta Government announcement and easing of COVID-19 restrictions, The Crossing at Ghost River is excited to welcome guests again for meetings, events and outdoor gatherings.

“We have developed comprehensive procedures working within Alberta Heath Services guidelines to deliver a safe meeting or retreat experience for our guests and staff.” says Jori Guetg, The Crossing’s general manager.

As of June 1st, 2020, The Crossing is able to open its doors to small groups. With the onset of warmer spring and summer days, cooped up Albertans are eager to re-emerge and re-connect, but still with consideration and respect to the ongoing concerns around COVID-19.

It’s been a challenging year for Albertans, as it has been for everyone around the globe. With the physical precautions we have all taken, including major shifts in working from home, self-isolation and social distancing, we have also faced the debilitating effects on our emotional and mental states.

the crossing event center re-opens with covid guidelines in place for June 2020

About The Crossing at Ghost River

The Crossing at Ghost River is a unique space that focuses on supporting individual and group wellness and healthy activities, something that is even more needed in times like these.

With specialized offerings for small groups, personal retreats, engaging programs and small weddings, The Crossing helps individuals reconnect in a healthy, conscious way. Nestled in 145 acres of rolling Albertan foothills beside the beautiful Ghost River, the event center is a perfect setting for your group’s re-emergence.

the crossing reopens with covid procedures for June 2020

With its re-opening, The Crossing welcomes back many returning guests and also new guests, who seek a safe group experience with staff members ready to serve and support their guests within the guidelines and procedures currently required including physical distancing, screening guidelines and sanitation strategies to create a safe and rewarding experience for all involved.

Procedure Documents for Small Meetings & Outdoor Gatherings

For more information please review the following PDF documents for small indoor meetings and outdoor gatherings:

COVID-19 Operating Guidelines for Meetings & Events at The Crossing (PDF)

More Information

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your specific needs or concerns, please call 403-932-3392 or email us at [email protected]. As always, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Crossing.

The Crossing at Ghost River and Veterans Association Food Bank covid outreach calgary cochrane 2020

Local 5-Star Kitchen Gives Back to Cochrane Community

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to weave its way across the globe, many individuals, right here in Cochrane and Calgary, are feeling the impact. The effects are not only health-related, but also financial due to job loss. There is also an increase in loneliness and loss of hope as a result of social-distancing and self-isolation.

During this uniquely challenging time, people may be feeling a sense of loss of freedom. However, some members of our community, who already face barriers like poverty, homelessness and social isolation, need our help now more than ever.

This unique situation has undeniably created many challenges. However, this has also prompted some businesses to ask how they can re-focus their resources to help those in need.

The Crossing at Ghost River has been a popular venue for decades as a conference and retreat centre. It is well known for its beautiful riverside setting and exceptional hospitality. Many have enjoyed the space and facilities during their conferences, meetings, retreats and workshops, not to mention The Crossing’s own special events.

Unfortunately, like many other organizations, The Crossing at Ghost River is closed for business during these unprecedented times. However, the Crossing’s dedicated team is not standing still! They have decided to give back to the community and introduced a grassroots community outreach initiative.

The Crossing at Ghost River and Veterans Association Food Bank covid outreach calgary cochrane 2020

Doug Ghanam, Executive Chef at The Crossing at Ghost River (far right) at the Veterans Association Food Bank in Calgary

The Crossing has partnered with local community members, such as “Helping Hands Society” in Cochrane, “Homes for Heroes” and the “Veterans Association Food Bank” in Calgary. The event venue and its partners provide people in need with nutritious, healthy and wholesome meals.

“Take Care of your Community and your Community Will Take Care of You”

Their experienced 5-Star kitchen team is keeping busy. Each week, the team is preparing and delivering approximately 100 individual meals, 100 containers of soup and 20 food hampers to these organizations.

The Crossing’s general manager, Jori Guetg, affirms, “We are pleased to help during these unprecedented times. We hope the meals will bring a smile and provide much needed support to those in need.”

The Crossing at Ghost River is planning a Mother’s Day 2020 fund raising event. It will prepare a brunch dish (meals for two) that people can pick up and enjoy on Mother’s Day. 100% of the event’s proceeds will buy food to prepare more meals for the local charities. More details to be announced shortly.

We Dare You!

We have a very exciting leadership retreat coming to The Crossing this November – check it out! Early bird pricing is available, so be sure to register soon to save yourself a spot.

Get Hitched!

The cozy and comfortable ambiance of a quaint venue in the countryside is the perfect setting for a unique and sophisticated wedding. A picturesque outdoor wedding inspired by nature, keeps it simple and elegant while providing the opportunity to use nature as your backdrop. Just imagine… mason jars filled with wild flowers become centerpieces, tree branches mark your aisle, and wooden coasters become place cards. The beauty of any wedding is the simple touches that add personality and uniqueness.

If an outdoor wedding isn’t your style, there are also a number of beautiful indoor venues available at The Crossing, including a screened-in riverside pavilion or a traditional barn with an outdoor patio. To accompany the perfect venue, The Crossing offers world class meals, tailored to each couple’s taste or theme.

Whether you have been dreaming of this day since you were a little girl or only recently started thinking about this exciting adventure, The Crossing at Ghost River provides a variety of options to suit any couple.

To inquire about our wedding venues and services, please call 403-932-3392.

Thanks Mom!!

Mother’s Day Getaway & Brunch

It’s almost that time of the year when we say a special thanks to our moms for all she does. Mother’s Day gifts are pretty simple – all she wants is time with you! This Mother’s Day show your mom how grateful you are for her ongoing love and support by treating her to an overnight stay and a delicious brunch at The Crossing! Nothing says thanks like a relaxing night in the countryside followed by a gourmet breakfast!

May is a beautiful time of year at The Crossing. Warm weather, colorful wildflowers, and endless acres of land make it the perfect place to celebrate mom and spend time with family! Bring your hiking shoes for a picturesque stroll to the river or a trek up to the scenic ridge. You can also bring your competitive spirit for a game of riverside horseshoes or croquet on the lawn.

If you cannot spend the night…no worries bring mom and the family for brunch Sunday, May 8.

Spaces are limited, so please call 403-932-3392 to make reservations.

The Sights and Sounds of Spring!

Spring marks a fresh new start – flowers blooming, spring cleaning, retiring a winter wardrobe for summer clothes, and trading in those heavy winter boots for sneakers and flip flops. Spring brings brighter mornings, sunnier afternoons, and longer evenings. Spring means family dinners in the backyard, drinks on the patio, and long walks in the park.

prairie view lookout

A sure sign spring is here

Here at The Crossing we are happy to see signs of spring appearing all around us – melting snow, wild flowers, sun showers, and the list goes on. Spring is an exciting time at The Crossing, as it brings many new programs and events. First of which, is the Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat facilitated by Tracey Delfs on July 22-24. This program is a perfect way to embrace the fresh start that the spring season represents.

Spring weather also brings new opportunities to experience the outdoors, such as hiking on our 145 acres of beautiful land or fly fishing on Ghost River, just minutes from The Crossing’s main house. And, of course… we are excited about the culinary opportunities that accompany spring… preparing superb cuisine on the barbecue, enjoying fresh local fruits and vegetables, and dining on the patio.

As we not-so-patiently await the benefits of spring, we also look forward to welcoming the season with the Easter long weekend. We hope you take advantage of the longer days, unseasonably warm weather, and upcoming weekend to celebrate spring, the outdoors, family time, and great food.


Sights, Sounds, and Smells of the Season!

The Season is upon us!  Whether you are getting ready to string lights, put up the tree, or bust out the rolling pin for some holiday baking, the holidays are right around the corner.  Some may loathe them, and some may love them, but regardless of where you fall on the spectrum it is hard to deny the beauty that this time of year brings.

From lights and decorations, to songs and children’s squeals of delight, it’s hard to be a Grinch.  I mean who can pass up a festive cocktail and canape or two…or seven.  And, the season begins long before the floor is littered with wrapping paper and everyone is fighting for a spot on the couch in a turkey coma.  Some of the best things about the holiday season are the events and traditions leading up the various celebrations.  The annual visit with Santa for the little ones, local holiday markets, food and beverage events, skating, tobogganing….the list goes on.  Here at The Crossing we love tradition, and we love being located in an active community that recognizes and fosters holiday cheer!  And so, we have put together a small list of local activities to help deck the halls and make your season merry and bright!

Enjoy the wonder of the season!

Banff Beer Fest – November 27/28th journey through Banff to find your favourite craft beer!

Lights – Calgary Zoo ZOOLIGHTS from November 27th to January 2nd with full details at

Art – Youth Art Show starting December 5th to January 23rd featuring local artists from Grades 7-12 at the Leighton Art Centre

Public Skating – Saturdays and Sundays from 1-2:15pm through December at Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Visit with Santa – December 5th to 20th at Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Christmas Market – December 12th marks the Cochrane Farmers’ Market Last Minute Christmas Market at Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Santa Claus Parade – December 12th is also host to the second annual Cochrane Santa Claus Parade starts at 5:00pm.

Music – Sounds of the season can be heard from the Cochrane Music Society on December 15th starting at 7:30 pm, Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive.  Admission is free.  A donation to the food bank is welcome, more details at .  Additionally, The Cochrane Young Singers Christmas Concert, also on Dec. 15th at 7:00 pm, Location TBD.  Please bring a food bank donation.  (