Grizzly Bear Tracker

Horse Pack Trip

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey as you seek one of Canada’s mightiest and most awe-inspiring animals: the grizzly bear. What buried traits will you discover during your time in grizzly country?

The thrill that comes with an objective pursued, a goal achieved, and a victory savored is indescribable. Throughout our Grizzly Bear Tracker horse pack trips, you’ll get to experience these meaningful moments. Each horse ride throughout these all inclusive vacations brings the exhilarating opportunity to view this Canadian treasure.

A Better Way to See the Bears...

Riding horses provides a unique way of observing the bears. We can quietly approach the grizzlies, and safely observe them from horseback. This unobtrusive approach to grizzly bear viewing allows us to watch these majestic creatures without disturbing their natural behavior. Because our horse pack trips give us the chance to observe the bears for long time intervals, wildlife photography enthusiasts often have the opportunity to capture stunning images. Each horse ride and grizzly bear sighting provides the chance to discover something new about nature, and yourself.

The Canadian Grizzly Bear...

The South Chilcotin Mountains are home to a thriving population of grizzly bears. Throughout the spring breeding season, the grizzly bears graze in the low meadow, providing us with a rare opportunity to observe these creatures for great lengths of time. As the seasons change, our horse pack trips follow the movement of the bears as they seek different feeding grounds. Grizzly bear territory marker trees and massive bear tracks create an exciting opportunity to follow the movement of the bears from the alpine meadows to the sub-alpine terrain. We actually collect the grizzly hair left behind on these rub trees as part of a larger grizzly study, which allows us to track their movements and study their family structures. We’ve learned that grizzly bears in the South Chilcotin Mountains thrive on protein-packed pine cones, which allows this population to produce more cubs than average. In these mountains, it’s not uncommon to witness a grizzly bear with 3 or even 4 cubs grazing in the meadows.

Highlights
  • Explore majestic mountains teeming with wildlife
  • Hone your tracking skills and learn to spot signs of grizzly activity
  • Explore quiet valleys and wildflower meadows frequented by grizzly bears and their cubs
  • Ride horseback along the same mountain trails that early pioneers and explorers once used
  • Discover the power of a true encounter with nature

Day 1
  • Arrive at noon for lunch with your own vehicle (our shuttle bus service is not available for the Grizzly Bear Tracking Trip)
  • Enjoy 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 information 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
  • Grizzly bear tracking and wildlife viewing throughout the ride
  • Break for lunch in a wildflower meadow
  • Stop at territorial grizzly rub trees to learn about our grizzly bear study and look for grizzly tracks on your way to camp
  • Arrive at camp
  • Relax or join your guides in leading the horses to their grazing meadows
  • Dinner and overnight at camp
Day 3
  • Join our guides getting the horses in from their grazing meadows - a good opportunity to spot grizzly bears who can be found in the same meadows as our horses
  • Breakfast at camp
  • Ride out to explore new trails and wildlife viewing locations
  • Break for lunch at a mountain pass
  • Watch for grizzlies and their cubs as your ride through new valleys and meadows
  • Arrive at camp
  • Relax or join your guides in leading the horses to their grazing meadows
  • Dinner and overnight at camp
Day 4
  • Leisurely breakfast at the camp
  • Ride back to the Ranch through Grizzly habitat
  • Lunch on a mountain pass or alpine meadow
  • Arrive at the ranch and pack up
  • Depart from the ranch in the afternoon

**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.

AVAILABLE DATES

4 DAY PACK TRIP

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May 1st May 4th
May 4th May 7th
May 8th May 11th
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September 28th October 1st

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