Top of the World Treatment Center

Is Top of the World Right for You?

Is Top Of The World Right For You?

Although we would like to be, we are not the best treatment centre for everyone. We operate our centre with the respect, compassion and accountability of our clients as first priority. We help to hold you accountable to making good decisions and keeping healthy boundaries. We are not the best centre for people that do not want to be in treatment. We believe that we are the best treatment centre for people that do want to create positive change in their life. We are not a 12 step treatment centre and are not limited by this approach to primary treatment. We see great value in attending 12 step meetings and working the steps. We attend four 12 step meetings per week. We are a small centre with 28 beds including primary and detox programs. We offer more than any other centre, large or small. Time and time again, our clients tell us, that we are the best, that there is nothing else like us. They tell us that our staff, the beauty, our location, the land, the horses, the accommodations, the food, and our program are without peer. They tell us that as soon as they got here they knew that this was the right place for them. Our clients thank us. We thank them. Our clients are grateful to us. We are grateful to them.

Here, at Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre, we can help you find what you are looking for; for that which you know that you need. We can do this with much more ease than any other centre. Why? The ranch facilitates positive change in a way that a more constricted, large or urban treatment centre simply cannot. How do we know this? We know this because we alcoholics and addicts have a void deep within us that we are trying to fill. It is a vacuum and it will be filled. Unfortunately we try to do this with alcohol, with drugs, with gambling, with sex, with food, with anything thing that allows us to “NOT BE HERE”, and to change how we feel until we cannot feel at all. Fortunately, Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre helps to fill this void and to fill it in abundance. Our environment, our program, the beauty of this ranch and its surroundings lifts your spirit, and expands your soul and allows you to be “HERE”. We know that we must be present to change and to grow.

In the end we are trying to end the struggle, to gain serenity, to be at peace, with ourselves, with others, with life. It is very helpful to this end, to spend time in our healing place. Nature helps to heal and the ranch offers Natures best. *(Placing yourself in a completely different environment like Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre, is very helpful in creating the “shift” that needs to take place for you to live your life).

Is there other information that can help me make this decision? Yes, if you need more information to make your decision please read on. However, the best thing to do is give us a call, get a feel for yourself of who we are and are we right for you. Ask questions, trust your gut. 1-888-996-6306


We use an individualized case management process for each client. This allows us to attend to our client’s individual needs within the context of an excellent, overall treatment program. We create a treatment plan with goals while in treatment, specific to our individual clients. We offer one to one addictions counselling sessions, in conjunction with small group processing and many other evidence based therapies to attend to the individual needs of our clients. Our clients continually attest benefits of this approach in our surveys. Each client is assigned a primary counsellor with which they create their addictions treatment program. The client will also meet with other counsellors within their areas of expertise to attend to the unique individual needs of each client. This requires a very well organized staff effort and the staff must have the experience and credentials to offer this service.

Our clients understand that at the very core of who we are, that we as a staff, do what we do, for much more than simply operating a treatment center, an addictions rehab business... Our clients understand that we get it... we understand the offering of ourselves, that which we wish for others to find. In other words, being the change we wish to see.

Our facilities are top notch, as a former high end guest ranch, and to in unison with our natural beauty, we offer first rate accommodations. Each guest has their own bedroom in a two room cabin or two room lodge suites. To be clear, you will share a bath with one other and you will have your own private bedroom.

Our Food: Healthy, and incredible, Top Chefs help to manifest healing from the inside as well. I cannot overstate how incredible our food is here. We offer healthy and high end restaurant quality.

Our Signature Features: Although nature provides the best features that we offer, man has added significantly to our centre as well, from our many outdoor enhancements, like our poustinia where clients may go for silent retreats, to our Elk View Tower on our ridge walk, the 12 step trail, the lakes and the many other gathering and contemplative spots, that we have helped put into place that which can awaken the soul, and that adds to your treatment experience and will allow you to be present,  to be out of your head and living from your heart. We know how hard it is to slow down, let alone turn off the squirrel cage that is your mind. Learning to become present, learning to “be here” is a vital part of recovery. This understanding, this is a major reason as to why the ranch exists and why we have what we do.

Activities: Between our deeded land and the thousands of acres of crown (national forest) land that surrounds us, we have lakes with canoes, mountain bikes, many trails to hike, serene places to contemplate, and nature at its finest here on the ranch. As well we have world class golf, skiing, fishing, rafting, kayaking, mountain trail hiking, etc within a short distance of the ranch.

We are easy to get to. We are one plane change from most large urban areas and a direct flight from Calgary Alberta, Vancouver BC. We are also a 4 hour drive from Calgary Alberta and due to our number of clients from Calgary and our proximity to Calgary and of course what we offer and the success of our clients, many feel that we are the Calgary rehab, the Calgary treatment Centre.

Our success rate, our continuing care, our family program our TLP. Our success rate speaks for itself; our continuing care is designed to offer the highest potential for long term meaningful recovery. When every client departs they will have in place a very solid recovery plan contract, ranch staff and outside supports in place that allow for a seamless transition from primary treatment to their continuing care/recovery plan. Our Family Program is facilitated by our highly trained counseling staff with the specific goal of helping our client’s families to gain understanding and promote healing from within the families, individually and as a unit. Our Transitional Living Program speaks for itself (see home page) as well and is the most productive of its kind.

We are affordable for many persons to attend. Although not inexpensive, we offer great value and an exceptional treatment experience. To put it simply, we charge what we have to, to offer what we do and to be what we are. For all of us at Top of the World this is a labor of Love. Here is question to ask yourself. What is most important in my life? Dig deep.  Depending on the answer, this will make the decision to attend treatment with us much easier for you to reach.