OVERVIEW

Welcome to Chilcotin!

A place where you can reconnect with nature as you disconnect from the demands of everyday life. A place where new discoveries happen every day, both in the wilderness around you and in the depths within you.

Challenge yourself with essential rancher skills and activities from the western frontier, discover the thrill of horseback riding through rugged, awe-inspiring mountains and tranquil, undisturbed valleys and explore historic trails and see the wild landscapes.

This eXperience takes the idea of guest dude ranches to the next level.

Every day, you are invited to jump right in and work alongside your hosts as much or as little as you want. Whether you join in as your hosts roll out the hay or learn how to saddle your trusty horse like a true cowboy, you get to be part of the action at this farm.

Nestled in the pristine wilderness of Southwestern British Columbia, with its prime location at the doorstep of Big Creek Park and the South Chilcotin Mountains, this very special guest ranch provides an ideal launching point for your special brand of remote, deep wilderness eXperiences. The perfect place place for you to explore the wilderness at your pace.

At this farm, situated in the midst of such stunning, pristine wilderness, you will have plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. Mountain trails, which are perfect for horsebacking riding, hiking, and mountain biking, are right at your doorstep.

Each day you’ll get to enjoy the beauty of the pristine mountains, lakes, and forests, knowing that all the comforts of home await you at the ranch.

This is not your ordinary dude ranch. Instead of the dusty planes and dry winds that surround most guest dude ranches, this farm has towering mountain ranges and ancient forests. The unique location of the farm allows you to eXperience the ranch lifestyle in a setting unlike any other. The wide-open skies, fresh mountain air, and wild terrain will refresh your mind, body, and soul. As you ride along the rugged mountain trails surrounding the farm, your journey will take on the same spirit of adventure that the old west came to represent.


 From western-style trail riding to target shooting and lasso lessons, you’ll learn some serious cowboy skills.

With this all inclusive eXperience, the possibilities for adventure are as endless as the horizons of the old west.

Conservation is an integral component of your hosts. The ranch is involved in wildlife conservation and land management in partnership with the Wilderness Stewardship Foundation, believing that conservation is not just important for wildlife but to all living things, putting a lot of effort in the protection of habitats in the mountains. As you will be a part of the ranch's family for few days, your hosts want you to feel and acquire this stronger sense of conservation that drives around the ranch. Conservation needs to be done by humans to prevent damage to the world caused by humans. As you ride through wild terrain and collect grizzly hair sample, observe wildlife in their natural habitat or help remove burdock out of your horses’ manes if you feel like it, you’ll be able not only to learn more about conservation, but contribute to it and have a direct and positive impact on your surrounding during your journey.

 Discover a true mountain retreat, where you take home more than a refreshed mind and stories to share. After your nature encounter, you’ll leave with a whole new understanding of who you are and what you’re capable of.

By travelling through rugged terrain and take on new challenges in each of this eXperience, you’ll become more confident in your horseback riding abilities.

From saddling your horse to learning the famous diamond hitch, you’ll come back from your time in the bush with entirely new skills and the confidence to use them.

With so many choices, every eXperience is unique!

 
 

PROGRAMMES​

Riding Holiday

3 days | 2 nights | 850 Euro p.p.

4 days | 3 nights | 1199 Euro p.p.

7 days | 6 nights | 2099 Euro p.p.

All Year Round

PRICING

850 Euro

All inclusive

 

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Challenge yourself with essential rancher skills and activities from the western frontier.

Let your sense of adventure lead the way as you play and explore at your own pace.

Marvel at the indescribable beauty of our mountain stars, which shine all the brighter away from city lights.

Discover the thrill of horseback riding through rugged, awe-inspiring mountains and tranquil, undisturbed valleys.

Explore historic trails and see the wild landscapes that greeted pioneers, explorers, and gold miners in centuries past.

Get involved with researching the local wildlife and collecting valuable data for species including Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, California Big Horned Sheep, Mountain Goats and Canadian Moose.

Activities included

  • Wildlife Viewing by Truck or Horseback

  • Conservation of the area

  • Bear Safety and Defense

  • Target Shooting

  • Guided Trail Rides on Horseback

  • Horseback Riding Lessons

  • Lariat Throwing

  • Guided Hikes

  • Grizzly Bear Tracking

  • Bareback Horse Riding Lessons

  • Horseback Riding Competitions

  • Long Reining Competitions

  • Horse Logging Demonstrations

  • Horse Packing Lessons

  • Horse Shoeing Lessons

  • Archery

  • Exploration of a Gold Mine Shaft

  • Multi-Sport Activities

  • Grizzly Den education and exploration

With so many choices, every eXperience is unique. Here is a sample itinerary to inspire your own dream Pure Ranch eXperience.

3 days | 2 nights

Day 1

Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard private shuttle. Midday arrival and lunch at the farm.

Horse Riding Orientation - Meet the horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills. Introductory trail ride along Gun Creek.

Hearty ranch style supper.

Map Orientation highlighting local trails and the surrounding territory. Overnight at farm's accommodations.

 

Day 2

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast. Ride out for a full day of mountain exploration on horseback. Enjoy lunch in the fresh mountain air. Continue riding along quiet trails that weave through towering evergreens and past icy blue rivers.

Return to the ranch for dinner. Take in the dazzling display of our starry night skies.

Overnight in farm's accommodations.

 

Day 3

Breakfast at the farm. Bareback horse riding lessons. Practice your marksmanship skills with a round of target shooting.

Farewell lunch at the farm. Depart for Vancouver, Surrey, arriving in the evening.

4 days | 3 nights

Day 1

Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard private shuttle. Midday arrival and lunch at the farm.

Horse Riding Orientation - Meet the horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills. Introductory trail ride along Gun Creek.

Hearty ranch style supper.

Map Orientation highlighting local trails and the surrounding territory. Overnight at farm's accommodations.

 

Day 2

Breakfast at the farm. Ride out on horseback through majestic mountain landscapes on a half day trail ride. Return to the ranch for lunch.

Afternoon ride on a new mountain trail. Dinner.

Gather round the bonfire to roast marshmallows and relive the day’s adventures

Overnight in farm's accommodations.

 

Day 3

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast. Ride out for a full day of mountain exploration on horseback. Enjoy lunch in the fresh mountain air.

Continue riding along quiet trails that weave through towering evergreens and past icy blue rivers. Return to the farm for dinner.

Take in the dazzling display of the starry night skies. Overnight in farm's accommodations.

 

Day 4

Breakfast at the farm. Bareback horse riding lessons. Practice your marksmanship skills with a round of target shooting.

Farewell lunch at the farm. Depart for Vancouver, Surrey, arriving in the evening.

7 days | 6 nights

Day 1

Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard private shuttle. Midday arrival and lunch at the farm.

Horse Riding Orientation - Meet the horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills. Introductory trail ride along Gun Creek.

Hearty ranch style supper.

Map Orientation highlighting local trails and the surrounding territory. Overnight at farm's accommodations.

 

Day 2

Breakfast at the farm. Ride out on horseback through majestic mountain landscapes on a half day trail ride. Return to the ranch for lunch.

Afternoon ride on a new mountain trail. Dinner.

Gather round the bonfire to roast marshmallows and relive the day’s adventures

Overnight in farm's accommodations.

 

Day 3 to 5

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast. Ride out for a full day of mountain exploration on horseback. Enjoy lunch in the fresh mountain air.

Continue riding along quiet trails through new wilderness landscapes.

Return to the farm for dinner.

Take in the dazzling display of the starry night skies. Overnight in farm's accommodations.

Day 6

Breakfast at the farm. Embark on a wildlife viewing expedition, on horseback or by truck. Return to the farm for lunch.

Continue exploring mountain pathways with an afternoon hike. Enjoy a hearty dinner at the farm.

Commemorate your last night at the ranch with a bonfire under the star-studded night sky. Overnight in farm's accommodations.

Day 7

Breakfast at the farm. Bareback horse riding lessons. Practice your marksmanship skills with a round of target shooting.

Farewell lunch at the farm. Depart for Vancouver, Surrey, arriving in the evening.

Additional Information

 

Transfers available from Vancouver Airport | Airport Gateway YVR | 250 Euro per vehicule  (maximium capacity 11 people)

Please note, this eXperience is subject to the unpredictable weather and terrain conditions that come with a mountainous environment. And while we do our best to stick to the itinerary, there are times when the current conditions and needs of the group require us to adjust schedules, campsites, etc. This is part of any true wilderness experience, however, and we are well equipped to adapt the adventure to changing conditions.

5% GST applies, 5% Wilderness Stewardship Contribution Surcharge applies,

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