Li-Lik-Hel Gold Mine Riding Journey

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3 days 2 nights
Canada
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
124 kg / 273 lb

Take on an exciting gold-seeking adventure on the renowned Li-Lik-Hel Mine Expedition

Follow paths that were once trodden by miners and horse-drawn carts transporting valuable gold ore to the railway terminus in the early 1900s. Engage in a 3-day, 2-night escapade across the stunning Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia. Experience the magnificent scenery between Birkenhead Lake and the historic Li-Lik-Hel mine, revealing the natural beauty of the area.

Gift yourself unforgettable memories you will get back to again and again!

US$ 1 287
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
British Columbia, Metro Vancouver Regional District, Vancouver International Airport
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Photo Don C.
Don C. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Don Coggins and Dudley Kennett are the founders of the horse- riding agency. The partners have a great deal of experience in the saddle and in backcountry travel in general. The creation of the company is an expression of their shared passion for horses and British Columbia’s wilderness. Dudley was born and raised in BC’s Okanagan, working alongside his father who taught him early in life how to work a cattle range from horseback and to log with draft horses. He spent his spare time as an adult travelling on horseback with his mentor, Fred Shields, an experienced mountain guide from Seton Portage. Horses were his hobby during his career as a forest technician but in 1986 Dudley put his horses to work providing trail rides for Whistler’s visitors at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Don spent his boyhood summers in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia working on his uncle’s beef and apple farm where he also learned to ride and tend horses. As an adult, he owned and operated a small hobby farm in New Brunswick using his spare time to train and ride his pleasure horses. Don followed his tour in the Canadian military with a long career in corporate Canada. In 1992 he moved to Whistler to establish a sales and marketing business that he continues to operate.

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Photo Shelby
Shelby
Raised in small-town Ontario, Shelby’s life has always revolved around horses. Now a Registered Nurse in Vancouver, Shelby missed her roots of farm life and western riding. After experiencing our 3-day trip, she became an irreplaceable part of our team. Shelby is passionate about creating unforgettable outdoor adventures and believes the best memories are made out of service and on horseback.
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Annie
Since joining us as a guide in 2018, Annie has become an honorary member of the company. Her infectious energy and dedication have left a lasting impact on everyone she meets. Despite officially working with us for just one season, Annie returns every year, taking a break from her job at the Edmonton Labatt Brewery to bring joy and expertise to our adventures. We are always delighted to welcome her back.

Tour highlights

Exploring the mine
Explore Gold- Mining Era
Explore paths that were carved out by miners and worn down over time by horse-drawn trips transporting valuable gold ore to the railway terminal in the early 1900s
Enjoying mountain views
Discover the Awe-Inspiring Landscapes
Uncover the breathtaking scenery nestled between Birkenhead Lake and the historic Li-Lik-Hel mine, revealing the region's magnificent natural beauty
Horses at the ranch
Upgrade Your Riding Skills
Become real buddies with your 4-legged friends, gain and upgrade your equestrian and horse- managing skills

Route details

Day 1
Head Towards the Base Camp

Start your adventure at 09:30 am on an early Friday morning. Join us at the trailhead where your horse and guides will be ready and waiting for you. You will set out on a 15- kilometer journey to our base camp, with a chance to pass by a recent mine claim exploration along the way.

Upon arriving at the camp, you will be reunited with your luggage (maximum weight limit 30 lbs). Our base camp offers amenities including a hot shower, outdoor plumbing, and tents on platforms for extra guest comfort.

On the riding route
On the riding route
Day 2
Visit Li-Lik-Hel Mine
Day 3
Select Your Final Route
Difficulty
Easy
Tour provider's comments

The trip can be tailored for all abilities (beginners/ intermediate riders/ experienced riders). 

Type of Riding: adventurous, single-track mountain horseback riding.

Horse Breed: Cayuses

Tack Type: Western 

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic

You will spend 2 nights at our comfortable base camp

It features 8-man platform tents (only sleep 4 to a tent) with cots, mats, and sleeping bags provided. There is also a covered kitchen / dining area along with hot and cold showers, outdoor plumbing (towel and washcloth provided) and tents on platforms for extra comfort.

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Group meeting place
British Columbia, Metro Vancouver Regional District, Vancouver International Airport
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Included

  • 5% GST tax; 
  • 3 riding days;
  • 2 nights tented accommodation;
  • 7 meals beginning with lunch on the day of your arrival at base camp;
  • drinks (water, coffee, tea);
  • sleeping bags, cots, mats, tents, towels, washcloths, riding helmets (if wanted) and riding cape;
  • professional guides;
  • well-trained mountain horses;
  • tack. 

Extras

  • international flights to and from Canada; 
  • transfer to and from airport; 
  • travel insurance (we encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Canada); 
  • tips, personal expenses;
  • wrangler gratuities; 
  • lodging pre and post trip; 
  • alcoholic beverages (not provided, however, you can bring them with you). 

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

3 days
2 nights

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Yes, we can do that. If you have special dietary requirements, please kindly let us know in advance when booking a trip. 

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  • US$ 1 287
    19 – 21 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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    26 – 28 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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    2 – 4 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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    9 – 11 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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    16 – 18 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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