Guest Ranches & Horseback Riding
British Columbia’s guest and dude ranches provide the opportunity to ride horses, relax and enjoy nature at the same destination.
Guest/dude ranches in BC offer a wide range of vacation experiences: stay at a deluxe lodge with a luxurious spa, or "rough it" by sleeping outdoors or in a covered wagon. Opt for a working ranch and help herd and wrangle cattle with real cowboys.
Ranches don't just offer horseback riding; there are multiple activities to entertain non-riders and families. Indulge in a spa treatment or get fit with heart-pumping exercise classes. Head into the wilderness to hike, fish, canoe, swim and bike.
Big Bar Guest Ranch - Clinton
5960 Big Bar Rd
Clinton, British Columbia
Trade your deadlines & stress for fresh mountain air, a good horse & a trail that leads from one spectacular view to another. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cariboo where time has no meaning, Big Bar Guest Ranch offers year-round activities. Enjoy riding as well as hiking, gold panning, canoeing, hay rides & fishing in the summer. Come back in the winter for cross-country skiing, ice skating, sleigh rides & snowmobiling.
Big Creek Lodge Guest Ranch - Big Creek
7793 Witte Rd
Big Creek, British Columbia
Big Creek Lodge is a working guest ranch hidden in the heart of the beautiful Chilcotin. The lodge & cabins have a Canadian Quality 4 star rating. The cedar log home country inn has floor-heated rooms, a large dining room which over looks the Big Creek & surrounding landscapes, a cozy fireplace & a large porch around the lodge will give you the real feeling of comfort. We offer cattle drives, horseback riding, pack trips, fishing & nature hikes. So if working like a cowboy/cowgirl is your dream or just relaxing & enjoying the peaceful scenery with a glass of wine from the comfort of our hot tub is what you wish, there's a place for you here. It is truly a vacation experience you have always dreamed of.
Bridlewood Riding Centre - Lake Country
4515 Hebbert Rd
Lake Country, British Columbia
Bridlewood Riding Centre is part of a long-time, family-operated, cattle ranch located on scenic hills between Kelowna and Vernon in the Okanagan Valley and just 15 minutes from Kelowna International Airport.
The equestrian facility offers guided trail rides throughout their 440 hectare (1100 acre) ranch; perfect for all riding abilities and to take in spectacular scenery are wildlife. Horses are matched to our guests' requirements to assure the most enjoyable riding experience. Taken out in small groups ensures safety and rider assistance if required.
Horseback lessons & children's day camp programs are also offered, encouraging fun and positive learning experiences in horsemanship. By appointment only.
Campbell Hills Guest Ranch - Kamloops
4036 Campbell Range Rd
Kamloops, British Columbia
Packages are all-inclusive and include accommodation, meals, activities, equipment, guides & much more.
Meals consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, lots of homemade baking & delicious and hearty main courses!
We assign a personal horse to every rider for the duration of your stay. We have an introduction in the Ranch Arena, where we will share & explain how to communicate with your horse & the basics and safety for an enjoyable ride. Becoming a good horseback rider, not just a passenger, is a great feeling!
We offer family rides, & for the more experienced riders, we have rides of various gaits from walking to loping, short rides, longer half-day or all-day rides (depending on skill level) as well as scenic trips with lunch on the trail.
Chilcotin Holidays - Gold Bridge
Gun Creek Rd
Gold Bridge, British Columbia
Chilcotin Holidays offers 4 seasons of customized wilderness adventures. The 5,000 sq km guide territory, located in the south Chilcotin Mountains is known for its sunny skies & dry climate. Dedicated to providing quality wilderness experiences to both the novice & advanced you may choose between 4 & 7 day adventures. Enjoy guest ranch stays, wildlife viewing, registered guide training programs, ESL fishing, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobile, snowshoe & ski adventures. Trips are all-inclusive with accommodation, meals, lessons, equipment, guides from dawn to dusk & much more included. Meals consist of unlimited fresh fruits & vegetables, lots of homemade baking & delicious & hearty main courses.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - Tofino
380 Main St
Tofino, British Columbia
Remote ultra-lux 21st century safari-style luxury tent camp located in the Clayoquot Sound World Biosphere, near Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Activities including exquisite cuisine, 35 horses, river & ocean kayaking, fresh water & deep sea fishing, mountain biking, whale & bear watching, skeet shooting, massages in tents, outdoor hot tubs & sauna, hiking for all ages. Fantastic wildlife. Rates include air from Vancouver; 3, 4, 7 night packages; complete buyout available; one of the best holidays you will ever have!
Copper Cayuse Outfitters, Ltd. - Pemberton
7830 Pemberton Meadows Rd
Pemberton, British Columbia
Copper Cayuse Outfitters is one of the premiere backcountry horseback outfitters operating in Whistler, Pemberton and the surrounding area of BC's Coast Mountains. We offer all kinds of mountain horseback trail rides, from one hour rides in the Pemberton Valley, to custom pack trips. We offer 1/2 day, full day, and 3 day rides in the Birkenhead/Tenquille lake area. Sleep in a tent, on the ground, or in a bed at the Lodge; just pick the trip that suits your idea of a backcountry experience. We match your abilities to one of our well-trained mountain horses, so you don't have to be an expert rider in order to join us in some of the most beautiful terrain that BC has to offer.
Echo Valley Guest Ranch & Spa - Jesmond
10635 Jesmond Rd
Jesmond, British Columbia
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, a gold member of Green Tourism Canada, 2014 Travellers' Choice winner on TripAdvisor, is located in BC's scenic Cariboo region. Accommodations include luxury suites, cabins & lodge rooms for up to 40 guests. Rates include full board, farm to fork dining.
Guests spend their days horseback riding, hiking, gold panning & fly fishing, or visiting the 'East meets West Spa' for traditional Thai as well as western therapies. It's this certain balance of exhilaration & relaxation that makes a stay at Echo Valley so magical.
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa was awarded The Americas' Best Boutique Hotel and Best Relaxation Retreat 2014.
The resort is easily reached by private plane, road or from Kamloops with a transfer.
Free Rein Guest Ranch - Bridge Lake
9550 Eagan Lake Rd
Bridge Lake, British Columbia
Our wonderful guest ranch is surrounded entirely by boundless crown land; quite simply perfect for days of exploration and adventures in the saddle. Rolling hills and hidden lakes, secret meadows and secluded trails under vast Western skies. Located on a private lake, the perfect backdrop for your ranch retreat awaits you here. Horseback adventures, riding lessons, swimming, kayaks, canoes, archery, mountain bikes, hiking, sauna, BBQ and a teepee village for overnight camp outs are all included in your week-long stay with us. Your choice of guest lodge suite or lakeside log cabin accommodation is available.
Glen Valley Stables - Langley
1200 208 St
Langley, British Columbia
Only 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, ride a beautiful horse in south Langley's Campbell Valley Park with the highly experienced team at Glen Valley Stables. Our professionally guided horseback trail riding tours are safe & fun.
If you love horses, give us a call & saddle up. If you have riding experience, you'll really enjoy our well-trained, responsive horses. And if you're new or a little nervous, you'll feel confident on our steady, quiet horses. Call now, book a ride, then meet us in Campbell Valley Park. We assign you a horse & set out down the trail. Families are always welcome!
Visit our website for photos of our horses & the beautiful parks where we ride.
Glen Valley Stables - great horses, good times.
Kelowna Stables @ Myra Canyon Ranch - Kelowna
4675 June Springs Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
Saddle up for a fun horseback riding adventure in Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park. Enjoy some of the most scenic trail rides in Kelowna. Upmost time on the trail, certified guides, fair rates, magnificent nature, small groups and trails rich in variety. Kelowna Stables at Myra Canyon Ranch is a magnificent spot for horseback riding and can be reached within a 20 minute drive from downtown Kelowna. We are also only minutes from the Kettle Valley Railway Trail (KVR) with its scenic Myra Canyon Trestles. Classic and custom made trail rides and kid's rides are available. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to allow time to get ready.
Okanagan Horseback - Enderby
120 Jeffcoat Rd
Enderby, British Columbia
Welcome to Okanagan Horseback.
With more than 20 years in the trail riding business, Okanagan Horseback has the horses and experience to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride at our facility in the North Okanagan/Shuswap area.
Located 25 minutes north of Vernon, and 20 minutes south of Salmon Arm, just outside of Enderby, our ranch lies beneath the Enderby Cliffs providing a variety of terrain. Open meadows and hay fields blend into mountain side trails where you will enjoy shady trails during the hot summer days. Our hourly trail rides are suitable to all levels of riders, no previous riding experience required. Reservations required.
Siwash Lake Guest Ranch - 70 Mile House
Siwash Lake Ranch Rd
70 Mile House, British Columbia
Surrounded by wide open skies, rolling grasslands and forests bejeweled with lakes, Siwash Lake Ranch is a private hideaway in BC's Cariboo. Authentic accommodations pair luxury amidst nature in lavish, safari-inspired "Glamping" tents and ranch house suites, while farm-fresh, 5-star dining highlights organic food grown on the ranch and foraged from the wilds nearby. Guests explore BC's rugged heartland on horseback as part of the Siwash signature equine experience, which focuses on the magical bond between horses and humans for beginners and experts alike. Beyond riding, Siwash offers fly fishing, frontier games (shooting; hatchet throwing; archery), wilderness survival, hiking, biking, and helicopter adventures. Those seeking gentle wilderness pursuits kayak on shimmering Siwash Lake, perform outdoor yoga, tour ranch gardens, or luxuriate at a forest spa.
Spring Lake Ranch - 100 Mile House
5770 Spring Lake Rd
100 Mile House, British Columbia
Travelling through 100 Mile House? Book your horse, wagon and sleigh rides through 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) forest and field. Stay in your own log cabin overlooking private Spring Lake. There's so much to do for free during your stay overnight at this beautiful guest ranch - canoeing, pedal boating, swimming, fishing, games room, floor hockey in the barn. Help out with the cattle ranch operation and become a true cowboy or cowgirl.
Free winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, tubing or sledding. Rent snowmobiles. Whether a trail ride, wagon or sleigh ride, or for a week long stay, you'll wish you'd stayed longer.
Sundance Guest Ranch - Ashcroft
2591 Kirkland Ranch Rd
Ashcroft, British Columbia
Over 100 happy horses, air-conditioned accommodation, large heated outdoor pool, BYOB bar lounge. Rates include all meals and horseback riding. Weekly country-rock DJ dances. Rides are twice-daily over thousands of acres of trails. Our wranglers will take you out in small groups to ensure the best experience, whether you are beginner, intermediate or advanced. These are not your average nose-to-tail rides, but if you want a quiet, walking ride, we can do that for you as well! Meals are mostly buffet style and offer varied and delicious menus prepared by our talented chef. We can cater to special requirements. Complimentary supervised children's program for ages 3 to 7 during July and August.
Three Bars Guest Ranch - Cranbrook
9500 Wycliffe Perry Creek Rd
Cranbrook, British Columbia
Three Bars Guest Ranch, the adventure ranch of the Canadian Rockies. Located just south of Banff National Park, the ranch specializes in 3-6 night all-inclusive ranch packages. Packages include unlimited horseback riding, upscale log cabin accommodations, meals, & all ranch activities. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, skeet shooting, golf, ATV tours & a full evening program. Three Bars offers all the modern amenities with good old western hospitality & fun. The perfect family vacation, where everyone gets to enjoy something they love. Voted Canada's #1 Dude Ranch 2009, 2010 & 2011 (Rustic Vacations).
Tod Mountain Ranch - Heffley Creek
3968 Heffley-Louis Creek Rd
Heffley Creek, British Columbia
A one of a kind guest ranch offering a unique, hands-on horseback riding vacation.
Located a short drive north of Kamloops, minutes from Sun Peaks Resort and only 4 hours drive from Vancouver, our dude ranch is the perfect mid-way stop on your Western Canada road trip between Vancouver and Banff or Jasper.
All inclusive packages including luxury cabin accommodation, wholesome home cooked meals and responsive horses all combine to provide a one of a kind guest ranch experience. This is a ranch vacation where you will do more than just ride.
This dude ranch offers an exceptional experience with horses, complemented with stunning views, great food, like-minded company and a peaceful, calm environment to relax and unwind.
Vavenby Trail Rides - Vavenby
3340 Lost Creek Rd
Vavenby, British Columbia
Offering a variety of options, enjoy guided rides on our scenic working cattle ranch. Our rides are enjoyed by all levels of riders as we welcome children, novices & experienced riders. Try our new ultimate Super Day Ride with lunch.
Bear Claw Lodge Kispiox River - Kispiox
6271 Kispiox Valley Rd
Kispiox, British Columbia
Toll-free 877-KIS-PIOX (547-7467)
Bear Claw Lodge Kispiox River boasts a beautiful post/beam structure featuring 3 story river rock fireplace, 22' entranceway totem poles, luxurious rooms and a river rock hot tub overlooking world-famous Kispiox River.
We also offer guided Steelhead and Salmon fishing, heli-skiing, heli-fishing, trail riding, mountain pack trips, river rafting, river expeditions, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, conservation camps for youth, bird watching, locally handcrafted beds and furniture, incredible local cuisine, massage therapist and family hospitality!Come spend a week of your summer in the beautiful Kispiox Valley!
Tyax Adventures - Gold Bridge
1 Tyaughton Lake Rd
Gold Bridge, British Columbia
Get into the Wild! Experience the beauty of British Columbia's South Chilcotin Mountains with us.
Based at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa on the shores of Tyaughton Lake, Tyax Adventures offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, float plane charters, sightseeing & backcountry accommodations. Discover crystal clear alpine lakes teaming with fish, backcountry trails through thick carpets of wildflowers & stunning mountains vistas.
Come & visit us - let us be your guide to this treasured region. Our local knowledge, dedicated staff & personalized service will ensure you experience a hassle-free vacation that you will remember for a lifetime.