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Canada Conservation Horse Based Pack Trip

Experience the thrill of Canadian wildlife horse pack trips, where each twist in the trail holds the promise of another memory in the making and the chance to contribute to conservation. Riding horseback through the mountains and spotting wildlife in their natural habitat sounds like a dream. In the South Chilcotin Mountains, it's reality. With early morning and late evening scouting and glassing, you will make the most of every minute of this unique experience. Record your reflections in your own Wilderness Journal and play your part for conservation by helping track and record Canadian wildlife. Give you and your family a meaningful connection with nature on this exciting trip!

Highlights

  • Marvel at the agility of mountain goats
  • Experience the heart of Canada’s remote wilderness
  • Explore the habitats of California Bighorn Sheep, moose, mule deer, wolves
  • Discover the thrill of riding horseback through dramatic mountain landscapes
  • Enjoy 360-degree views of mountains and valleys
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: 2-7 participants
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Accommodation

During this vacation, you will stay for two nights in the ranch accommodation and two nights at the alpine camp.

The ranch house

The historic ranch house lodge is the perfect place to meet the horses, discover a library of inspirational books, and connect with other guests and the ranch community. This is where your wilderness experience starts!

The camps

Tge mountain camps, many located at treeline, are the ideal base for your wilderness experience. Wilderness cabins, prospector tents, a campfire, and a horse corral allow you to get back to basics. Splitting wood, making a fire, and packing water are all ways to reconnect to nature. From your camp, journey into the wilderness on day rides.

Program

Day 1

  • Arrive at the ranch
  • Map orientation
  • Riding orientation
  • Prep for the ride to camp

Day 2

  • Pack up for camp
  • Ride to camp, scouting for wildlife
  • Stop to scout at key locations
  • Arrive at camp
  • Horse care and make dinner

Day 3

  • Make breakfast and saddle horses
  • Ride out to scout for wildlife, stopping at key locations
  • Return to camp
  • Horse care and dinner

Day 4

  • Breakfast and saddle horses
  • Return to the ranch, scouting along the way
  • Dinner at the ranch

Day 5

  • Bareback riding
  • Target shooting
  • Certificate presentation and goodbyes

Location

This trip takes place in the South Chilcotin Mountains, British Columbia.

Food

You will be served a total of 13 meals during this trip.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Archery (50 CAD per hour)
  • Gold mine shaft exploration (based on a group of four with one guide, 400 CAD per truck)
  • Horse logging (100 CAD per person)
  • Shoeing horses (100 CAD per person)

What's included

  • Daily horse rides and activities
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 13 meals

What's not included

  • Accommodation upgrade (200 CAD per night)
  • Additional meals (15 CAD per breakfast or lunch and 25 CAD per dinner)
  • Chilcotin Express shuttle ground transport between Vancouver and the ranch (500 CAD per person on regular dates and 750 CAD per person on irregular dates and 1200 CAD round trip per group of four or more)
  • Private group (extra 200 CAD per day per group - subject to availability)
  • Extra charge for horse riders over 230 pounds and restrictions may apply for horse riders over 260 pounds

How to get there

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GPS

50.9161478000, -122.8119956000.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
5 days / 4 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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