Experience Canada’s Wild West – This great guest ranch is located amidst the vast wilderness on the West Coast of Canada, in the province of British Columbia at the foot of the Coast Mountains around 2 hours from Williams Lake Airport and 8 hours from Vancouver. To the north of the Ranch lays the small community of Big Creek with a population of 50 or so people. In all other directions the land is uninhabited, and you can still feel the freedom like it was thousands of years ago. Crystal clear waters, open meadows, dense forests and snow-covered mountains make up the picturesque landscape. There are no cities or towns all the way to the coast, so that the clean Pacific air flows through untainted by any pollution.
Choose your own horse with the help of a wrangler and spend some time exploring the spectacular wilderness that surrounds the ranch on the back of your new four-legged friend. The ranch caters for all levels of ability and beginner riders will receive additional instruction in the arena.
The ranch offers three 7-night packages.
“Riding Package” whereby you ride out 5 days from the ranch and 1 day trip to the Nemaiah Valley. For watching wild horses and hiking at Chilko Lake - the largest natural, high-elevation freshwater lake in North America. The crystal-clear Chilko Lake is surrounded by extraordinary mountain scenery, and is one of the most visually appealing wilderness lakes in British Columbia.
“Adventure Package’, again 5 daily rides but 2 of these through the Big Creek Provincial Park and overnight in a very comfortable camp at the base of Anvil Mountain. As with the riding package, the day trip to the Nemaiah Valley is also included here.
In the middle of June there maybe is a chance to help the neighbor ranches trail their cattle to the summer range. The rodeo at the annual Williams Lake Stampede at the end of June round off a great cowboy experience.
“Relax-Package’ for non-riders and those that would like a break from riding have great opportunities for ATV-rental, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, gold panning, wildlife viewing and more. Or maybe just relax on the sundeck overlooking the Big Creek, in the outdoor hot tub or in front of the fireplace in the lounge area. This package also includes the day trip to the Nemaiah Valley.
The accommodation is in comfortable lodge rooms or private cabins, all with private bathroom, floor heating and some with balcony/terrace.
The home-style country kitchen serves lovely breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed, family atmosphere. Hearty lunches are packed for fishing expeditions and full-day trail rides. Non-alcoholic beverages are included. The ranch does have a liquor license.