4- Day Mountain Horseback Riding Adventure

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4 days 3 nights
Vancouver
Difficulty
Easy
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
124 kg / 273 lb

Take on a 4-day adventure exploring our vast land, including the intriguing Li-lik-Hel mine. Immerse yourself in a horseback journey across tranquil streams, with the opportunity to discover a picturesque lake nestled in the mountains. Experience a variety of horse gaits, take in stunning mountain views, encounter local wildlife, and savor delicious meals. We provide everything you need, from accommodations to dining options. Just pack your clothing, toiletries, and any desired alcoholic beverages.

During your ride, learn about the region's history, from its indigenous roots to the development of sustainable tourism, with fascinating stops along the way. This experience offers relaxation, excitement, and a deeper insight into the land's extraordinary heritage.

US$ 1 863
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
British Columbia, Metro Vancouver Regional District, Vancouver International Airport
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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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.

Tour highlights

Enjoying the mountain landscape
Discover Picturesque Landscapes
Tranquil streams, crystal clear lakes, dense forests and breathtaking views- immerse into the beauty of local nature
Exploring the mine
Learn About The Region's History
Discover the region's history, spanning from its indigenous origins to the evolution of sustainable tourism
Riding through the forest
Experience a Range of Horse Gaites
Gain and upgrade your equestrian and horse- managing skills under control of our top- professional guide

Route details

Day 1
Head Towards the Basecamp Across the Mountains

On Monday we will meet you bright and early at the trailhead to kick off your expedition. Your horse and experienced guides will be waiting, ready to load your camping gear into the trailer. The first day involves a 16-kilometer ride to our base camp, gaining approximately 2000 feet in elevation while enjoying breathtaking mountain views.

Once at the camp, you will be reunited with your luggage (maximum weight of 30 lbs) and settle into your comfortable tent. Our base camp offers amenities like a hot shower, outdoor plumbing, and tents mounted on platforms for added comfort. A hearty supper will be served around 6 pm, after which you can relax around the campfire and enjoy the evening.

Riding in the mountains
Riding in the mountains
Day 2
Gallop Up Along Birkenhead Lake
Day 3
Explore the Li-lik-hel Mine
Day 4
Final Ride of the Trip
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 3 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; 
  • 4 riding days;
  • 3 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

4 days
3 nights

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What is the type of riding?

Adventurous, single-track mountain horseback riding. Trips can be tailored for all abilities. 

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 863
    22 – 25 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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    29 Jul – 1 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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  • US$ 1 863
    5 – 8 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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    19 – 22 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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  • US$ 1 863
    26 – 29 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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