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Wildlife Safari in the Chilcotin Mountains

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Multi-day Wildlife Watching Tour by Horseback in British Columbia


See grizzlies and spectacular wildlife from a ranch in the Southern Chilcotin Mountains!


  • Horseback riding through dramatic mountain ranges
  • Delve right in the heart of Canada's remote wilderness
  • Ride through diverse wilderness landscapes
  • Relish new mountain trails every day
  • Enjoy quiet mountain paths
  • Dense forests and blue rivers

Glimpse a fantastic range of wild animals on one of our wildlife-watching safaris, at our guest ranch in the southern Chilcotin Mountains. Track grizzly bears in their natural habitat, or follow the haunting howls of wolves. On this multi-species safari, we'll be on the lookout for Canadian moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep or mule deer. With our wilderness guides, learn the secrets of wilderness tracking in the unparalleled beauty of the mountains.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability All year
Duration 4 / 7 days
Departs From Gold Bridge, 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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For dates and pricing, please see the price list below.

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What's Included


  • Horses/tack
  • The use of ancillary equipment
  • Snowmobile rentals
  • 4x4 transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All meals

What to bring

  • Western hat with brim, Bandana
  • Rain pants and jacket
  • Slippers or indoor shoes for ranch
  • Binoculars
  • Comfortable riding pants
  • A full packing list will be provided upon booking.

Not Included

  • Van transfer from Vancouver to the ranch (can be added for additional cost)

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Find out more details about the tour and its highlights


eagle on a tree branch

Located on the lee side of the Coast Mountains, the South Chilcotin Mountains lie within a transition zone.  This favorable location produces a "Rainshadow," home to sunny skies and a dry climate. The area is renowned for its biodiversity, with an abundance of wildflowers that bloom from May to September, and an outstanding variety of wildlife throughout the year.

You’ll be based out of the Chilcotin Ranch, where you’ll overnight in rustic accommodation. Choose from 3 day, 4 day, and 7 day itineraries and a range of wildlife viewing options.

bear cub walking on branches

Grizzlies are the symbol of the Chilcotin wilderness. Viewing packages in the spring and fall focus on observing these impressive animals. See these awesome animals in their natural habitat as they progress through the seasons. They concentrate in the low meadows during the Spring breeding season. Then follow them into the subalpine, by horse, 4x4 and foot, and examine their territory marker trees, explore their dens and collect data for our Grizzly Study.

Track grizzly bears by watching out for rub trees or territory markers. We’ll collect hair from these trees and GPS their locations for subsequent mapping and analyses. The alpine meadows are their favorite summer feeding ranges, and the open areas allow for excellent sightings and photographic opportunities. Viewing is done on foot or by horse, returning nightly to the ranch.

Wolf tracking is the ultimate challenge, requiring more patience and cunning than nearly every other form of wildlife viewing. When nature rewards your persistent pursuit, however, you’ll discover the soul-stirring essence of true Canadian wildlife. Hear the mysterious, haunting howl of a wolf echoing through the valley. Feel the spine-tingling rush as you spot your first wolf, darting across the frozen lake in pursuit of its prey. Every moment of our wolf tours brims with the anticipation of what wonders the next moment holds.

On the multi-species safari, you'll peer down into the lush valley at black bears feeding on the fresh shoots of grass. In the deep forests of willow, catch a rare glimpse of the stately Canadian moose, or read tracks to locate the mountain goat as they lead you to the north facing bluffs where they escape the heat of the day. Your guide will show you how to search for California bighorn sheep as they traverse the high alpine ridge tops, and watch in silent reverence as you come upon the graceful mule deer grazing on alpine meadows. Viewing is by horse or on foot in prime locations, returning nightly to the ranch.

Over winter, predator stalking packages - stalk the most elusive predators in North America by 4x4, on foot and by snowmobile. "Bush Savvy Guides" lead you on these predator quests for Cougar (Puma/Mountain Lion) and Timber wolf.

4-day tour, available May - October
$2025 / per person - CAD
Canadian Wildlife Tracking and Conservation Ranch-based trip

4-day tour, available January - February
$1875 / per person - CAD
Wolf Tracking and Conservation Winter Trip. Ranch-based by 4x4 or foot.

7-day tour, available May - October
$3500 / per person - CAD
Canadian Wildlife Tracking and Conservation Ranch-based hiking trip

7-day tour, available June - October
$3281 / per person - CAD
Canadian Wildlife Tracking and Conservation Hut-based hiking trip

7-day tour, available June-September
$4200 / per person - CAD
Grizzly bear Tracking and Conservation Hut-based hiking trip.

Overnights are at our guest ranch, a working ranch on the doorstep of Big Creek Park and the South Chilcotin Mountains.

Trips originate and end at the ranch, near Gold Bridge, BC.  During the summer season take Highway 99 from Vancouver to Whistler and Pemberton. Take the Hurley Pass Forestry Road to the ranch. Full directions provided upon reservation.

Van transfer from Vancouver to the ranch can be added for an additional cost.

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.



Deposits are non-refundable.

90 day cancellation policy.