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Canadian Wildlife Tracking and Conservation Hiking trips in the South Chilcotin Mountains

Overview

Get out of your head and onto the trail. Fully immerse yourself in nature as you traverse the Chilcotin Mountains accompanied by hardy Cayuse horses and well-seasoned mountain guides. Participate in real conservation work such as population counts, invasive species removal and data collection while you trek through historic pioneer and First Nations trails of the southern Chilcotin Mountains

Highlights

  • Horse assisted hiking in the remote wilderness
  • 360-degree view of the mountains, valleys, and canyons
  • Wildlife watching
  • Camping in the wild
  • Participate in conservation projects
  • Learn basic wildlife tracking techniques and participate in wildlife counts

The Chilcotin Mountains are renowned for exquisite natural scenery, wildlife habitats, and undisturbed, ancient rivers. During your time in this wholesome retreat, escape the modern world, breathe in the fresh alpine air, and discover your primeval self. You’ll stay in a tent camp and hike into the wild every day exploring lesser-known paths, participating in conservation projects, scouting for wildlife and learning basic wildlife tracking skills. Resilient Cayuse horses and experienced guides will be your trusted companions on the way.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
Availability May - Aug
Duration 5 / 7 days
Departs From CHILCOTIN RANCH, BC
Difficulty Moderate
Minimum age 12 years
Group maximum 20 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

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  • International number: +1 778 348 1676

Availability (2024): Mid May-end of August.
Based on double occupancy.

Canadian Wildlife Tracking and Conservation Horse assisted Hiking trip:
5 day tour - $2350 per person / CAD
7 day tour - $3281 per person / CAD

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What's Included

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Included

  • Horses/tack and the use of ancillary equipment to transport gear
  • Use of the ranch facilities
  • All meals
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Backcountry accommodations in Prospector wall tents

What to bring

  • Sleeping bag to -10 C
  • A small daypack
  • Biodegradable soap/shampoo
  • Warm fleece or wool clothing to suit a variety of weather conditions
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Daypack
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Not Included

  • 5% Wilderness Stewardship Contribution Surcharge
  • Transport from Vancouver to the ranch and back is available for an additional cost

Contact us for more Information about this tour

INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 778 348 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

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Itinerary

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Information

hikers picking mountain flowers

From the first day to the last day of the tour, your home will be in nature. We’ll help you reconnect to the wilderness, teach you basic camping and horsemanship skills, and accompany you through the most picturesque trails in the South Chilcotin Mountains.

You will also participate in different conservation projects, do wildlife counts and learn basic wildlife tracking techniques.

During the day, all you’ll see is vast verdant meadows, covered with a blanket of wildflowers, horizons, painted with snow-capped mountains, and borderless skies, lined with soft clouds. At night, you’ll stay in a forest hut, eat scrumptious dinners by the bonfire, and sleep under a starry sky. You can enjoy this adventure for 5 or 7 days, based on how much time you’re able to get away and detox in nature!

Depending on your own travel plans, you can arrive at the ranch by car or use our shuttle bus services for an additional cost. More detailed information will be provided to you upon booking.

Most nights will be spent at a rustic backcountry wall tent camp in the Chilcotin Mountains. One night accommodation at the ranch is included. All meals while at the camp and at the ranch are included.

backpacker in a flowery field in canada
Day 1

• Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard the Chilcotin Express Shuttle, or from home with your own transportation

• Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch, tour of the ranch and introduction to our Wilderness Journal to reflect on your journey

• Map orientation highlighting the trails and terrain we’ll explore throughout our journey

• Learn how to pack your gear in mountain duffel bags onto your pack horses

• Depart for camp

• Stake and hobble your pack horses in the grazing meadows

• Dinner at camp and review of trip details with your guides, including our Evening Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciation

• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars

 
Day 2 - 3

• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your pack horses and hike back to camp, scouting for wildlife at sunrise

• Join your guides in preparing breakfast

• Journey through Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine forests, climb stunning mountain passes and ride through tranquil valleys and break for lunch in a meadow of wildflowers, scouting for wildlife along the way, looking for tracks and other signs

• Learn about conservation projects and get involved with our Wildlife Sightings Form

• Return to camp

• Dinner at camp, cook on the campfire and roast marshmallows. Review our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciation

• Hike out again to scout for wildlife in the evening

• Join your guides in leading the pack horses to their grazing meadows where we stake and hobble them for the night. Get involved in conservation with our Range Record Grazing Sheet

• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars

hikers on a hiking path in canada
Day 4

• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your pack horses from the staking meadows, scout for wildlife at sunrise

• Cook breakfast at camp before we pack up and head out

• Explore striking landscapes, like valleys and towering ridge lines, as we hike back to the ranch

• Enjoy lunch on a mountain top or in an alpine meadow, scouting for wildlife, putting all your new tracking skills into practice

• Arrival and dinner at the ranch, including our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciation

• Relax around the fireplace or step onto the deck for spectacular star-gazing

• Overnight in ranch accommodations

 
Day 5

• Leisurely ranch breakfast

• Bareback horse riding lessons

• Take aim with target shooting instruction and practice

• Farewell lunch at the ranch with a review of your Wilderness Journal and certificate presentation to reflect on your transformations during your trip

• Depart for home or Vancouver, arriving in the evening

looking over a big mountain range in canad

Day 1

• Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard the Chilcotin Express Shuttle, or from home with your own transportation

• Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch, tour of the ranch and introduction to our Wilderness Journal to reflect on your journey

• Map orientation highlighting the trails and terrain we’ll explore throughout our journey

• Learn how to pack your gear in mountain duffel bags onto your pack horses

• Depart for camp

• Stake and hobble your pack horses in the grazing meadows

• Dinner at camp and review of trip details with your guides, including our Evening Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations

• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars

Day 2-5

• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your pack horses and hike back to camp, scouting for wildlife at sunrise

• Join your guides in preparing breakfast

• Journey through Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine forests, climb stunning mountain passes and ride through tranquil valleys and break for lunch in a meadow of wildflowers, scouting for wildlife along the way, looking for tracks and other signs

• Learn about conservation projects and get involved with our Wildlife Sightings Form

• Return to camp

• Dinner at camp, cook on the campfire and roast marshmallows. Review our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciation

• Hike out again to scout for wildlife in the evening

• Join your guides in leading the pack horses to their grazing meadows where we stake and hobble them for the night. Get involved in conservation with our Range Record Grazing Sheet

• Overnight in our rustic prospector wall tents, listen to the sounds of nature and count the stars

two hikers on a rainy day in canadian mountains
Day 6

• Walk out with your guides to retrieve your pack horses from the staking meadows, scout for wildlife at sunrise

• Cook breakfast at camp before we pack up and head out

• Explore striking landscapes, like valleys and towering ridge lines, as we hike back to the ranch

• Enjoy lunch on a mountain top or in an alpine meadow, scouting for wildlife, putting all your new tracking skills into practice

• Arrival and dinner at the ranch, including our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciation

• Relax around the fireplace or step onto the deck for spectacular star-gazing

• Overnight in ranch accommodations

 

Day 7

• Leisurely ranch breakfast

• Bareback horse riding lessons

• Take aim with target shooting instruction and practice

• Farewell lunch at the ranch with a review of your Wilderness Journal and certificate presentation to reflect on your transformations during your trip

• Depart for home or Vancouver, arriving in the evening

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.
  • A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Deposits are non-refundable. 90 day cancellation policy.