May 14, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Hudson's Hope, Guest Ranches & Horseback Riding
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The drive into Hudson's Hope from Fort St. John is one of my favourites. As the road sharply descends into the Peace River Valley, the view of the surrounding countryside and the river snaking through it is really stunning.
We had the chance to explore the area on horseback and it was a great experience. Our guide from Williston Lake Resort took us on a trail ride and picnic lunch. We started near the shore of Williston Lake, about 10km north of the lodge and spent a few hours riding in the hills that surround the lake. I'm a novice rider and hadn't been on a horse in 10 years so I was glad that my horse Sugar knew the route well! We crossed fast running streams and climbed steep hills without any problems. It was a relaxing afternoon and I can't wait to do it again!