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Canada Conservation Horse Based Pack Trip

Want to track bears in their natural environment from horseback? What buried traits will you discover during your time in the bear country? 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 grizzly and black bears. Throughout this bear tracking and conservation horse pack trip, you will contribute to conservation and connect to nature.

Highlights

  • Explore majestic mountains teeming with wildlife
  • Hone your tracking skills and learn to spot signs of bear activity
  • Learn about the differences and similarities between Grizzly and Black Bears
  • Explore quiet valleys and wildflower meadows frequented by bears and their cubs
  • Ride horseback along mountain trails that early pioneers and explorers once used
  • Learn about conservation and land stewardship to help preserve wildlife
  • Discover the power of a true encounter with nature
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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

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

The ranch house

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

The camps

Chilcotin Holidays mountain camps, many located at tree line are the ideal base for your wilderness experience. Wilderness cabins, prospector tents, a camp fire and 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 ride to camp

Day 2

  • Pack up for camp
  • Ride to camp, scouting for grizzly and black bears
  • 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 grizzly and black bears, stopping at key locations
  • Return to camp
  • Horse care and dinner

Day 4

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

Day 5

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

Day 6

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

Day 7

  • Bareback riding
  • Target shooting
  • Certificate presentation and goodbyes

Location

The bear tracking activities will take place around South Chilcotin Mountains area, British Columbia.

Food

You will be served 19 meals included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 19 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.
7 days / 6 nights
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Taxes are not included.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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