Canadian Wildlife Tracking & Conservation

Horse Pack Trip

A world away from your everyday.
Where WILDlife takes on a whole new meaning...

Experience the thrill of Canadian Wildlife horse pack trips, where each twist in the trail holds the promise of another memory in the making.

Riding horseback through the mountains, spotting wildlife at nearly every turn, is the stuff of dreams. In the South Chilcotin Mountains, however, it’s a reality. From a grizzly bear grazing in the meadows to nimble Bighorn sheep (link to “Bighorn Sheep Rut Adventure”) navigating their way along the high alpine ridge tops, these mountains are teeming with iconic Canadian wildlife. The indescribable beauty of observing wild animals as they live and thrive in the heart of the wilderness is something that will stay with you your whole life through.

Back to Nature...

The South Chilcotin Mountains, which are uniquely positioned in a transition zone, are home to an incredibly diverse array of Canadian wildlife. Grizzly bears, black bears, moose, bald eagles, cougars, wolves, mountain goats, California Bighorn Sheep, grouse, marmots, and mule deer all flourish in the diverse terrain of these mountains. By riding horseback, you have the flexibility and maneuverability to traverse the contrasting terrains that these animals inhabit. That means you can spot regal moose tramping through the willow forests and black bears grazing in meadows that blanket the valley floors. On these horseback adventures, you can even follow mountain goat tracks up towards the north facing bluffs, something that other forms of transportation would rarely allow.

Part of their world...

Traveling through the mountains on these and sharing the environment with such magnificent creatures is an experience unlike any other. Our horseback adventures allow you to enter this wild world with minimal impact, so you’ll get to observe the natural behavior and habits of our magnificent Canadian wildlife.

Throughout our horse pack trips, every moment brims with the possibility of another breathtaking nature encounter. As our reliable and sure-footed Mountain Cayuse horses watch the trail, you are free to direct your attention to the wilderness and wildlife that surround you. These kinds of all inclusive vacations allow you to fully savor each moment and relish every view, a rare opportunity in the midst of such rugged wilderness.

Thrill of the unknown...

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of our horseback adventures, is that you never know what amazing experience is just around the bend. The unknown takes on a new dimension that brims with exciting possibilities and unexpected wonders. As our horse pack trips take you to deeper into the mountains, each vista and wildlife sighting is more memorable than the last. The new challenges and trails that you navigate in the wilderness are no longer intimidating but exciting.

Highlights
  • Explore the mountain habitats of California Bighorn Sheep, moose, mule deer, mountain goats, grizzly bears, black bears, marmots, and wolves
  • Marvel at the agility of mountain goats as they navigate shale-covered bluffs
  • 360 degree views of mountains and valleys that stretch beyond the horizon
  • Discover the thrill of riding horseback through dramatic mountain landscapes
  • Experience the heart of Canada’s remote wilderness
Day 1
  • Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard the Chilcotin Express Shuttle
  • Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch
  • Horse Riding Orientation- We match riders to horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills
  • Introductory trail ride along Gun Creek
  • Dinner and review of trip details with your guides
  • Repack your personal gear into mountain duffel bags
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 2
  • Breakfast at the ranch
  • Watch your guides pack and saddle your horses, or get an hands-on orientation before we ride out to camp
  • Scouting for and viewing wildlife throughout the ride
  • Break for lunch in a wildflower meadow
  • Arrive at our mountain camp
  • Relax or join your guides in leading the horses to their grazing meadows
  • Dinner and overnight at camp
Day 3
  • Breakfast at camp
  • Ride out to new wildlife viewing locations
  • Every twist in the trail brings new opportunities for wildlife sightings, so keep your camera ready
  • Break for lunch
  • Explore striking landscapes, like alpine basins and towering ridgelines, as we ride back to the ranch
  • Arrival and dinner at the ranch
  • Relax around the fireplace or step onto the deck for spectacular star-gazing
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 4
  • Leisurely breakfast at the ranch
  • Take bareback riding lessons or take aim with target shooting instruction and practice
  • Farewell lunch at the ranch
  • Depart for Vancouver, Surrey, arriving 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.

***All our pack trips require a basic level of fitness. Walking downhill for more than 30 minutes shouldn't be a problem for you. Good footwear with ankle support is highly recommended.

Highlights
  • Explore the mountain habitats of California Bighorn Sheep, moose, mule deer, mountain goats, grizzly bears, black bears, marmots, and wolves
  • Breathe in the freedom of endless wilderness and far-reaching horizons
  • Ride through stunning, mountainous terrain as you track and watch for Canada’s majestic wildlife
  • Revel in each awe-inspiring moment, from 360 degree mountain views to radiant sunsets painted across the sky
Day 1
  • Early morning departure from Vancouver aboard the Chilcotin Express Shuttle
  • Midday arrival and lunch at the ranch
  • Horse Riding Orientation- We match riders to horses, fit saddles, and practice horsemanship skills
  • Introductory trail ride
  • Dinner and review of trip details with your guides
  • Map orientation highlighting the trails and wildlife viewing locations we’ll explore throughout our journey
  • Repack your personal gear into mountain duffel bags
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 2
  • Breakfast at the ranch
  • Watch your guides pack and saddle your horses, or get an hands-on orientation before we ride out to camp
  • Scouting for and viewing wildlife throughout the ride
  • Enjoy lunch in a wildflower meadow or on a scenic mountain pass
  • Arrive at our mountain camp
  • Relax or join your guides in leading the horses to their grazing meadows
  • Dinner and overnight at camp
Day 3 to 5
  • Breakfast at camp
  • Ride out to new wildlife viewing locations, exploring striking landscapes, alpine basins and ridge lines along the way
  • Break for lunch
  • Continue riding through the mountains, where each twist in the trail brings new opportunities to spot wildlife
  • Arrival and dinner at camp
  • Overnight at camp
Day 6
  • Breakfast at camp
  • Pack up and head out on the last ride before we return to the ranch
  • Break for lunch atop a mountain pass or in an alpine meadow
  • Arrival and dinner at the ranch
  • Relax around a bonfire or step onto the deck for spectacular star-gazing
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 7
  • Leisurely ranch breakfast
  • Take bareback riding lessons or take aim with target shooting instruction and practice
  • Farewell lunch at the ranch
  • Depart for Vancouver, arriving 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.

***All our pack trips require a basic level of fitness. Walking downhill for more than 30 minutes shouldn't be a problem for you. Good footwear with ankle support is highly recommended.

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