Travel into the backcountry of the Purcell Mountains on this horse pack tour. On the shorter five day option you will be riding along well defined horse trails, you will ride through lush alpine meadows and majestic Douglas Fir forests and past pristine sparkling mountain lakes. If the urge to stop and fish hits you, we will stop. After all - time is boundless in the wilderness! On the longer seven day tour you will move from camp to camp. By travelling to two or more camps, the trip allows you the opportunity to explore further into the mountains and participate more on the trip. You may assist the wranglers with taking the horses out to the meadows at night to stake and hobble and learning to pack and throw the diamond hitch. You'll be sure to take home some wrangler skills.
The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park is one of the largest intact ecosystems remaining in South Eastern BC and some of the most spectacular scenery in British Columbia. An incredible setting to revel in truly unspoiled landscape. The five day tours focus on wildlife viewing from one base camp while the seven day tours allow you to travel from camp to camp allowing you to get farther into the backcountry.
The Purcell Wilderness is the first large scale wilderness protected by citizen action anywhere in Canada. In 1974, 25,000 acres were set aside as a Wilderness Conservancy. In 1995, the area was enlarged to more than 500,000 acres and reclassified as a Provincial Park. The Conservancy is now the largest protected wilderness in Southern BC. From rainforests to staggering Douglas Fir forests. Grassy meadows for viewing a variety of wildlife: moose, elk and pileated woodpeckers through to surreal glaciers creating the mighty Dutch Creek. Pristine lakes, flowing grasslands and alpine wildflower meadows tempt you - the adventurous trekker - for a day of exploration