Nechako Valley Exhibition Society

Exhibition Grounds

The Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds is situated on a beautiful 42 acres property within the city limits of Vanderhoof, BC in central BC.

On the Grounds there are numerous buildings, barns and other ammenities that provide the ideal location for horse clinics, horse and cattle shows, rodeos, concerts, family reunions, banquets, weddings and more. There are indoor and outdoor pens and stalls to house horses, cattle, sheep, etc. Our facilities are used regularily by pony clubs, roping and cattle penning groups, 4H and other community groups.

We invite you to explore our grounds with the map link here, or in person to see what all we have to offer. For rentals bookings and prices, please contact us directly.

To see what is happening around the grounds view the Calendar of Events.


There are many buildings, barns, fields, riding rings, and other facilities on the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds. These facilities are available for rent for events, clinics, rodeos etc. Contact us for facility and stall rental rates.

Go to our Facilities page to learn more.


There are several ways you can rent the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds for your particular event. Please contact the Office at (250) 567-3011 or e-mail to see how we can best serve your needs.

One-time Facility Rentals

All the facilities, including the buildings, barns and other ammentities are available for rent, either all together (the entire Grounds), or on an individual basis (eg. the Arena for a clinic). Examples include horse clinics, horse and cattle shows, concerts, family reunions, banquets, weddings and more.

During the winter months (November thru April) the Barns and Sheds are only available for storage of RV's and other units.

We recommend that you contact us a minimum of 1 month in advance to ensure that the facilities you require are available. Go to our Facilities page for more information.

Ongoing Facility Rental

The Indoor Arena and Outdoor Riding Rings are excellent places to ride your horse, or practice your event year round. Regular individual use of the Arena for riding is best accommodated with an Arena Rider Membership, available at Individual or Family rates. Occasional use (for non-members or guests of members) is available for a drop-in fee of $15 per day.

Any rider under the age of 18 MUST wear a helmet when riding on the grounds.

Groups that have regular rented time slots at our facilities include Stock Dogs, Dummy Roping, Barrels, Jumping, Team Roping, Cutting, Saddle Club Gymkhana, Pony Club, and 4-H.

Any user group wishing to obtain a regularly scheduled time in either riding arena must make a presentation to the Board of Directors, requesting time. For details, download the Policy for Booking Time Slots in the Arena.

Stall Rentals

There are indoor and outdoor pens and stalls available for rent on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. The stalls vary in size, and are located around the Grounds. The stalls and pens accomodate horses and cattle, however we welcome other animals too. Contact us at any time to book a stall or pen. We will try to accomodate emergency stays as well, for those of you who need a place to house your animal during an emergency.

To rent a pen, download, fillout and return:
Pen Rental Agreement and Pen and Stall Regulation

To rent a stall, download, fillout and return:
Stall Rental Agreement and Pen and Stall Regulations

Feel free to contact the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society for all your rental needs.