The Wilderness Explorer

Horse Pack Trip

Trail riding through the wilderness.
Where you are the intrepid explorer with a world of possibilities unfolding before you.

Horse pack trips through the wilds of Canada provide the kind of rugged adventure and daring discovery that has all but vanished from our modern world. Experience an epic adventure in untouched wilderness, camping beneath starry skies and riding through startlingly beautiful terrain. With trusty trail horses and experienced guides to show you the way, The Wilderness Explorer brings you into the heart of the mountains for a genuine nature experience.

From camping in the stillness of remote wilderness to trail riding through the mountains at nature’s pace, every detail of The Wilderness Explorer works together to bring you closer to nature than ever before. These horse pack trips aren’t simply located in nature; they’re built by nature. We work with the realities and conditions of the natural environment to bring you an authentic wilderness experience. The kind of experience that will refresh your spirit and transform your outlook on life.

Simply breathtaking...

Trail riding through the mountains is truly one of the best ways to experience this rugged wilderness. The simplicity of horse pack trips removes the barriers between you and a genuine nature experience. The gentle tread and pacing of our trails horses allows you to hear the sounds of the wilderness. In the midst of such vast and quiet surroundings, there’s space for you to dream and wonder at the breathtaking beauty around you.

New discoveries at every turn...

As we ride our trail horses through the mountains, crossing rivers, following game trails, and conquering ever-changing landscapes, you’ll soon discover that the wilderness holds more for you than imagined. The mountains themselves hold unexpected wonders, from agile mountain goats maneuvering alpine ridges to meadows blanketed with wildflowers in full bloom. Along with discovering new sights around you, we think you’ll discover new possibilities within you. The Wilderness Explorer involves so much more than average all inclusive vacations. Throughout our horse pack trips, you’ll have a host of opportunities to try new activities and conquer exciting challenges. Whether you discover a passion for trail riding or a newfound confidence, there’s always more to discover in the wilderness. Who knows what you’ll discover during your mountain adventure.

Highlights
  • Journey through a world of new experiences and unforgettable mountain moments
  • Take in 360 degree views of breathtaking mountains and valleys that stretch beyond the horizon line
  • Explore the mountain habitats of California Bighorn Sheep, moose, mule deer, mountain goats, grizzly bears, black bears, marmots, and wolves
  • Savor every detail of the wilderness around you, from delicate alpine blossoms to grand alpine basins
  • Experience the exhilaration of horseback riding through ancient forests and flourishing river valleys
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 terrain 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
  • Journey through Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine forests, climb stunning mountain passes and ride through tranquil valleys
  • Break for lunch in a meadow of wildflowers
  • 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 before we pack up and head out
  • Explore striking landscapes, like wide U-shaped valleys and towering ridgelines, as we ride back to the ranch
  • Enjoy lunch atop a mountain pass or in an alpine meadow
  • 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 ranch breakfast
  • Bareback horse riding lessons
  • 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.

Highlights
  • Marvel at nature’s unexpected wonders, from bursts of wildflowers fed by trickling streams to mighty mountain ranges that greet you at the end of wooded trails
  • Venture into the mountain habitats of California Bighorn Sheep, moose, mule deer, mountain goats, grizzly bears, black bears, marmots, and wolves
  • Awaken your enthusiasm and sense of adventure as you explore the far-reaching horizons and vast expanses of this untamed wilderness
  • Feel like you’re on top of the world as you ride high into the alpine and journey across lofty ridgelines
  • See more wilderness in seven days than most people experience in a lifetime
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 terrain 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
  • Journey through Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine forests, climb stunning mountain passes and ride through tranquil valleys
  • Break for lunch in a meadow of wildflowers
  • Take in the unfolding landscape as our horses skillfully navigate the trails
  • 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
  • Camp breakfast
  • Ride higher into the alpine for 360 degree views of Canada’s iconic mountain ranges, framed by the awe-inspiring vastness of our mountain skies
  • Enjoy lunch from a scenic lookout or in a quiet alpine meadow
  • Discover new trails and stunning mountainous terrain, teeming with wildlife
  • Arrival and dinner at camp
  • Overnight at camp
Day 6
  • Camp breakfast
  • Pack up and begin our return journey to the ranch
  • Ride through tranquil river valleys and over rugged trails that zig-zag along steep mountainsides
  • Break for lunch with majestic mountain vistas stretching before you
  • Arrival and dinner at the ranch
  • 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
  • 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.

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4 DAY PACK TRIP

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7 DAY PACK TRIP

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April 30th May 6th
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