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Multi-Day Dude Ranch Adventure in the Chilcotin Ranges | CA-CH301

Experience the daring nature of cowboys and backcountry lifestyle on a dude ranch in the South Chilcotin Mountains

Overview

Ride a horse through the mountains, throw a lasso like a true cowboy, and gaze into the starry sky of British Columbia on this all year round adventure.

Highlights

  • Target Shooting
  • Guided Trail Rides on Horseback
  • Horseback Riding Lessons
  • Lasso Throwing
  • Guided Hikes
  • Bareback Horse Riding Lessons

This multi-day dude ranch adventure is perfect for those who want to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature. Our dude ranch is not like any other ranch! Hidden away amid the Chilcotin Mountains, the cabins at the ranch are enveloped by meadows dotted with wildflowers. Each day is filled with adventures for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels.

For 4 to 7 days out in the wilderness, challenge yourself with new skills, take home unforgettable memories, and give yourself fascinating stories to tell. We’ll ride bareback horses, shoot targets, roll hay, and learn the art of archery.

 

 

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
  • Small group
Availability Jan - Sept
Duration 4 / 5 / 7 days
Departs From CHILCOTIN RANCH, BC
Difficulty Easy / Moderate Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Group maximum 20 people
Minimum age 6 years
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

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  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
  • International number: +1 780 414 1676

Availability (2023): May-September; January to March.
Based on double occupancy.

Ranch based tours:
4 day tour - $1400 per person/CAD
5 day tour - $1690 per person/CAD
7 day tour - $2275 per person/CAD

Canadian Wildlife Tracking and Conservation Ranch based tours:
4 day tour - $1875 per person/CAD
5 day tour - $2340 per person/CAD
7 day tour - $3270 per person/CAD

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What's Included

Included

  • Horses/tack
  • Use of ancillary equipment
  • Use of all ranch facilities
  • All meals
  • Accomodation

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Daypack
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm clothes (full list will be provided upon reservation)

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

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

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

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Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights

Information

Our dude ranch adventure will introduce you to everyday life on a ranch, and you’ll step into the shoes of a cowboy, take care of horses, ride out into the wilderness and escape from the modern world. Choose a 4-day, 5-day or 7-day getaway and enjoy moments packed full of adventures in the South Chilcotin Mountains.
The Wildlife Tracking and Conservation tours allow you to participate in real conservation projects that safeguard the local ecosystem. Your guides provide hands-on conservation opportunities to help you connect with nature. Learn to track and identify wildlife and learn about their habitats and behaviors.

Depending on your independent travel plans, you can arrive at the ranch by car or use our shuttle services from Vancouver at an additional cost. Upon booking, you’ll be provided with all the necessary information regarding transportation to and from the ranch.

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 how you can reflect on your journey

  • Horse Riding Orientation- We match riders to horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills. You will learn how to saddle your own horse, increasing your sense of empowerment and independence

  • Introductory trail ride

  • Dinner and review of trip details with your guides, including reflection on your day's successes and appreciation

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

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
cooking fresh fish in canada
DAY 2
  • Breakfast at the ranch

  • Join your guides in saddling your horses then ride horseback through majestic mountain landscapes on a half-day ride

  • Return to the ranch for lunch

  • Afternoon ride on a new mountain trail

  • Dinner, including reflection on your day's successes and appreciation

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
DAY 3
  • Breakfast at the ranch

  • Ride out for a full day of mountain exploration on horseback

  • Play your part in conservation while scouting for wildlife as we record every animal we see in our Wildlife Sightings Form

  • Enjoy lunch in the fresh mountain air

  • Continue your ride along quiet trails through new wilderness landscapes

  • Return to the ranch for dinner, including reflection on your day's successes and appreciation

  • Take in the dazzling display of our starry night skies

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
photographers in a forest in canada
DAY 4
  • Breakfast at the ranch

  • Embark on a wildlife tracking and conservation expedition, on horseback or by truck

  • Return to the ranch for lunch

  • Continue exploring mountain pathways with an afternoon hike

  • Dinner at the ranch, including reflection on your day's successes and appreciation

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

  • Overnight in ranch accommodation


DAY 5

  • 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

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

  • Horse Riding Orientation- We match riders to horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills. You will learn how to saddle your own horse, increasing your sense of empowerment and independence

  • Introductory trail ride

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

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

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations

DAY 2

  • Breakfast at the ranch

  • Join your guides in saddling your horses then ride horseback through majestic mountain landscapes on a half-day ride

  • Return to the ranch for lunch

  • Afternoon ride on a new mountain trail

  • Dinner, including our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciation

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
woman target shooting while laying down

DAY 3-5

  • Breakfast at the ranch

  • Ride out for a full day of mountain exploration on horseback

  • Play your part in conservation while scouting for wildlife as we record every animal we see in our Wildlife Sightings Form

  • Enjoy lunch in the fresh mountain air

  • Continue your ride along quiet trails through new wilderness landscapes

  • Return to the ranch for dinner

  • Take in the dazzling display of our starry night skies

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations

DAY 6

  • Breakfast at the ranch

  • Embark on a wildlife viewing expedition, on horseback or by truck

  • Return to the ranch for lunch

  • Continue exploring mountain pathways with an afternoon hike

  • Dinner at the ranch, including our Evening Journal and Wilderness Journal to reflect on your day's successes and appreciations

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

  • Overnight in ranch accommodation
horseback riding in summer fields with yellow flowers in canada

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

DAY 1

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

  • Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch

  • Map orientation that highlights the trails and places you’ll explore throughout your wildlife tracking trip and introduction of your Wilderness Journal to allow you to reflect on your experience at the ranch

  • Horse Riding Orientation- We match riders to horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills. You will learn how to saddle your own horse, increasing your sense of empowerment and independence

  • Introductory trail ride

  • Dinner and introduction to our Evening Review where we share our day's successes and appreciation

  • Evening scouting for wildlife

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

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
fly fishing near a campfire in canada

DAY 2-4

  • Early morning scouting for wildlife by truck

  • Hearty breakfast at the ranch

  • Saddle your horses and visit key wildlife viewing locations

  • Take some time to reflect on your experience with your Wilderness Journal over lunch

  • Gain new tracking skills as you learn more about the instincts and behaviors influencing the wildlife's movement on an afternoon ride

  • Return to the ranch for a home-style dinner and the Evening Review

  • Evening scouting for wildlife by truck

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations

 

horse riders in the mountains at summer

DAY 5

  • Early morning scouting for wildlife

  • Breakfast at the ranch

  • Ride out on one final tracking expedition

  • Using trail conditions and wildlife observations from the past two days, we maximize the morning’s viewing opportunities

  • Return to the ranch for a farewell lunch, certificate presentation and final reflections in your Wilderness Journal

  • Depart from the ranch, arriving in Vancouver in the evening

DAY 1

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

  • Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch

  • Map orientation that highlights the trails and places you’ll explore throughout your wildlife tracking trip and introduction of your Wilderness Journal to allow you to reflect on your experience at the ranch

  • Horse Riding Orientation- We match riders to horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills. You will learn how to saddle your own horse, increasing your sense of empowerment and
    independence

  • Introductory trail ride

  • Dinner and introduction to our Evening Review where we share our day's successes and appreciation

  • Evening scouting for wildlife

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

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations

DAY 2-6

  • Early morning scouting for wildlife by truck

  • Hearty breakfast at the ranch

  • Saddle your horses and visit key wildlife viewing locations

  • Take some time to reflect on your experience with your Wilderness Journal over lunch

  • Gain new tracking skills as you learn more about the instincts and behaviors influencing the wildlife's movement on an afternoon ride

  • Return to the ranch for a home-style dinner and the Evening Review

  • Evening scouting for wildlife by truck

  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
DAY 7
  • Early morning scouting for wildlife

  • Breakfast at the ranch

  • Ride out on one final tracking expedition

  • Using trail conditions and wildlife observations from the past two days, we maximize the morning’s viewing opportunities

  • Return to the ranch for a farewell lunch, certificate presentation and final reflections in your Wilderness Journal

  • Depart from the ranch, arriving in Vancouver in the evening
**Please Note: Our trips are 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.

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.