Horseback riding at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
This region of dramatic landscapes, true cowboy culture, and wide open spaces - including some of the world's last intact grasslands - offers visitors a number of ways to adventure in the great outdoors. A flightseeing tour is a great way to gain some perspective and get your bearings before settling in for some riding and relaxation at a BC guest ranch.
Fantastic guest ranches, such as Bracewell's Alpine Wilderness Adventures, are found throughout... Read more the region, and they offer excellent opportunities to embrace your inner cowboy/cowgirl and explore the area using a more traditional form of transportation. On horseback, you can ride up a mountain, or around a lake. You can follow an experienced guide, or strike out on your own. You can trek through the trees or across wide open spaces, and you can even explore vibrantly coloured volcanic mountains.
Indulge in a Thai massage or a pedicure before slipping into riding boots at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa near Clinton. Ride through the high country, hike to a canyon, explore trails by mountain bike, or cast a fly in a remote lake. Back at the ranch, take a dip in the indoor pool, soak weary muscles in a mountain-view hot tub, and learn ancient Thai exercise techniques. Dinner? The chef adds a whole new meaning to home cooking, with organic, locally raised food eaten family style in the ranch house.
At The Hills Health Ranch, near 108 Mile Ranch, you can ride or hike across thousands of acres of Cariboo rangeland, relax in the indoor pool, hot tub or sauna, or book a wrap or a massage that uses healing herbs grown on the ranch. This is a down-home kind of place, and it has been one of BC’s favourite family-friendly ranch and spa getaways since 1985.
Based at Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa on the shores of Tyaughton Lake, Tyax Adventures offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, flo...
One of the most memorable and effective ways to take in the vast landscape of the Cariboo... Read more Chilcotin Coast is on a flightseeing tour of the region, such as those offered by Tweedsmuir Air Service. From high above, it is easy to be awe struck by the grandeur and the diversity of this land. See expansive grasslands, snow-capped peaks, and too many lakes to count. See spectacular, rainbow-coloured mountains, massive icefields, dramatic canyons and towering waterfalls. And don’t forget your camera so you can capture it all and relive the experience once you’re back on the ground.
Saddle up and spend days on the trail and nights by the campfire in the remote Chilcotin... Read more Mountains. This landscape of alpine, valley and canyon is best explored the old-fashioned way – by packhorse. Outfitters can arrange treks along ancient game trails. Look for wildlife, including moose and bears and camp each night under starry skies. There is also option for just a few days of simple ranch life and shorter trail rides.
This massive park, the largest in the province at almost 1 million hectares (2.4 million acres), offers a wealth of outdoor adventure opportunities. Hike historic trails; explore the red, orange, lavender and yellow of the volcanic Rainbow Range, on foot, on horseback or from the air; watch for black and grizzly bears along the banks of the river during salmon spawning season; see Hunlen Falls plunge 260 m (853 ft) into a cloud of spray; or canoe the “J” shaped Turner Lake Canoe Circuit over a three- to five-day period.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is vast, with many ranches about a five-hour drive from Vancouver or... Read more in fairly close proximity to some of the area’s smaller, regional airports. In a rush to relax? Some ranches in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast boast their own airstrips, or direct access via floatplane or helicopter. If you need to move around once you arrive, car rentals are widely available.
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