Wildlife Viewing Ranch Based

Discover more than you could imagine

Stunning mountain ranges, endless forests, and rich plant life. On your guided wildlife tracking and conservation trip, every step of the journey adds to the richness of your overall experience. We want you to live your wildlife viewing experience with more than wildlife sightings. We want you to have a deep understanding of how each animal interacts with the wilderness around it. These insights drive you to connect with nature on a deeper, more purposeful level, and understand why we make the effort to preserve it. With each tactile experience, you'll start to see the wilderness through new eyes and connect with nature and yourself in profound ways.

A wilderness experience

On our all-inclusive vacations, you also benefit from the local knowledge that we have accrued over 28 years in these mountains. This insider information leads to more successful wildlife viewing because we know where the local wildlife are likely to be during each season and time of day.

Have a positive impact on your surroundings

Chilcotin Holidays is involved in wildlife conservation, stewardship and land management in partnership with the Wilderness Stewardship Foundation. We put a lot of effort in the protection of habitats here in the Chilcotin Mountains. We want you to feel and acquire this stronger sense of conservation that drives each one of our vacation's packages. You will be able to learn more about conservation, contribute to it, and have a direct and positive impact on your surrounding during your journey with us.

  • Discover the thrill of riding horseback through dramatic mountain landscapes
  • Experience the heart of Canada's remote wilderness
  • Ride through diverse wilderness landscapes, teeming with wildlife
  • Relish new experiences and mountain trails every day
  • Enjoy quiet mountain path that weave through dense forests and along steely blue rivers

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
  • Map Orientation highlighting local trails and the surrounding territory
  • Evening scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 2
  • Early morning wildlife scouting by horse
  • Back to ranch for a hearty breakfast
  • Ride out for a full day of mountain exploration on horseback
  • Enjoy lunch in the fresh mountain air
  • Continue riding along quiet trails that weave through towering evergreens and past icy blue rivers
  • Return to the ranch for dinner
  • Take in the dazzling display of our starry night skies
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 3
  • Early morning wildlife viewing by horse
  • Breakfast at the ranch
  • Bareback horse riding lessons
  • Practice your marksmanship skills with a round of target shooting
  • 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.

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
  • Map Orientation highlighting local trails and the surrounding territory
  • Evening scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 2
  • Early morning scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Breakfast at the ranch
  • Ride out to wildlife viewing locations
  • Break for lunch
  • Back at the ranch for dinner
  • Evening scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 3
  • Early morning scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Breakfast at the ranch
  • Ride out for a new wildlife viewing locations
  • Every twist in the trail brings new opportunities for wildlife sightings, so keep your camera ready
  • Enjoy lunch in the fresh mountain air
  • Explore striking sandscapes, like alpine basins and towering ridgelines
  • Return to the ranch for dinner
  • Evening scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 4
  • Early morning scouting for wildlife by horse
  • 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.

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
  • Map Orientation highlighting local trails and the surrounding territory
  • Evening scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 2
  • Early morning scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Breakfast at the ranch
  • Ride out for a full day of wildlife scouting on horseback
  • Break for lunch
  • Arrive back at ranch for dinner
  • Evening scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 3 to 6
  • Early morning scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Back at the ranch for a hearty breakfast
  • Ride out for a full day of mountain exploration on horseback
  • Enjoy lunch in the fresh mountain air
  • Continue your ride along quiet trails through new wilderness landscapes scouting for wildlife
  • Return to the ranch for dinner
  • Evening scouting for wildlife by horse
  • Take in the dazzling display of our starry night skies
  • Overnight in ranch accommodations
Day 7
  • Early morning scouting for wildlife by horse
  • 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, 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.

AVAILABLE DATES

We welcome you to enjoy our Wildlife Viewing Ranch-based Experience package year-round.

WILDLIFE VIEWING TRACKING&CONSERVATION RANCH BASED

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INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • Target Shooting
  • Guided Trail Rides on Horseback
  • Horseback Riding Lessons
  • Lariat Throwing
  • Guided Hikes
  • Bareback Horse Riding Lessons
  • Horseback Riding Competitions
  • Archery
  • Wildlife Viewing by Truck or Horseback
  • Conservation of the area
  • Bear Safety and Defense

ADD-ON ACTIVITIES

  • Grizzly Bear Tracking
  • Long Reining Competitions
  • Horse Logging Demonstrations
  • Horse Packing Lessons
  • Horse Shoeing Lessons
  • Exploration of a Gold Mine Shaft
  • Multi-Sport Activities

With so many choices, every adventure is unique. Here is a sample itinerary to inspire your own dream Dude Ranch Experience.

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