Ride the Continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia while supplies are transported by horse-drawn wagon through the valleys, leaving the riders free to pick up the pace between passes. Camping out in the wilderness, this is one for adventurous riders who want to get off the beaten track and explore this wildlife-filled region and not only at a walk.
This 7 day pack trip incorporates two of the most breathtaking high mountain rides and has been developed to provide new and different riding opportunities for those who return to ride the Continental Divide year on year.
Explore two of the most breathtaking high mountain rides and travel across three major river basins. For experienced and adventurous riders, as you will riding up to heights of 9,000ft (2,750m). The rugged trails and breathtaking scenery have left guests absolutely awe-struck, this new itinerary is sure to be in high demand.
Riding in the same area as the Continental Divide Trail, this is for experienced riders only who are happy to gallop while out on the trail and explore routes that are home to elk and big horn sheep, and little else. A team and wagon is used to set up one camp, then a truck takes the horses and riders to different areas during the trip to expedite the jump from one mountain area to another. Ride the highest and wildest areas of the Alberta Rockies - not one for the faint-hearted!
Experience Canada's wild west on this working guest ranch at the foot of the Coast Mountains in western Canada. Relax and get away from modern life in this uninhabited landscape, riding out in small groups aboard quality horses. There are plenty of activities to keep non-riders busy. This destination offers the tranquility of a remote location, comfortable accommodation and riding for all levels.
Fly into the middle of the Muskwa-Kechika wilderness in the heart of British Columbia by float plane and explore the area on horseback. The camp is nestled in the Gataga River Valley of the Northern Rockies beside Mayfield Lake which is rich in wildlife and wild scenery. Guests can expect to spend roughly half of their trip riding with the rest spent engaging in the many activities that the camp offers. If the weather allows, there may also be an opportunity for an overnight pack trip.
Journey to the Muskwa-Kechika in the northern part of British Columbia's Rocky Mountains and join this wilderness expedition. The ride leaves the Alaska Highway in mid-June at Mile 172 and emerge near Mile 400 in mid-September, with riders joining for 2 week jaunts along the way.
This is remote wilderness riding. Participants do not need to be experienced horse-riders but must be physically fit and able to cope with up to ten hours riding along river valleys, alpine ridges, and high mountain passes.
This relaxed working cattle-guest ranch in Saskatchewan has plenty to explore. Experience the cowboy way of life under the endless sky of the Canadian prairies and overnight in simple log cabins with en-suite rooms. Relax in the hot tub after each day.
Explore the backcountry of Banff National Park on this horse riding holiday with comfortable lodge accommodation. Sure-footed horses take riders of any level through the wilderness around Bow River and up in to the mountains, with gourmet food, a crackling fire and comfortable beds each night.
This trip offers a combination of high mountains and grasslands travelling through three iconic Alberta landscapes. Just a 1hr drive from Calgary we start in the forested foothills of the Rocky Mountains, then truck 350km to the vast grasslands in Southeastern Alberta. Here we finish riding on the high plateau of the Cypress Hills near the Saskatchewan border.
Camping under the stars is interspersed with 4 lodge nights allowing you a hot shower and a comfortable night’s sleep every few nights.We recommend intermediate and above for this one as it is designed for fit, adventurous riders.
Experience Alberta in all its autumn glory and just an hours drive from Calgary. Unlike pack trips, this ranch based vacation provides comfortable accommodation to come home to each evening, making this trip particularly special. Breakfast and dinner are served in the guesthouse, while lunches are held on the trail as a picnic. You will need good riding fitness and be comfortable at a walk, trot and canter to fully enjoy this ride.