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Guest Ranches in British Columbia

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Box 26
108 Mile Ranch, British Columbia V0K 2Z0
(250) 791-5225
(250) 791-6384 fax

A great Canadian family ranch in the heart of the true Canadian West on the Gold Rush Trail. The scenery is "Super, Natural," lakes, forests, open valleys, breathtaking views-all part of your riding experience. We offer cowboy breakfast rides, an all-day, "Top of the Mountain" ride, morning and afternoon rides and an evening hayride to an Indian tepee where cowboys sing around the fire, twice-daily guided hikes, fabulous fishing, aerobic and pool classes and evening entertainment. Amenities include a pool, jacuzzi, saunas, massages, beauty department, two nearby golf courses, tennis courts and "Trails' End" dining room. Our new lodge, called The Ranch House, features deluxe accommodation for single and couples, or stay in our chalets.

P.O. Box 489
Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0
(250) 453-2422
(250) 453-2554
(250) 453-9356 Fax

Season: Year-round

An easy four-hour drive north of Vancouver. Family owned Sundance offers high mountain meadows, deep canyons and rolling hills-spectacular riding country. The ranch dates back to 1864. Riding is what we are all about. Our rides are guided by friendly wranglers who will show you how to improve your skills. There may be some tall tales thrown in! Mounts are selected to match your ability. We offer rooms with private baths, air-conditioned in summer, maid service, plus games room, tennis court, heated outdoor pool, adults' and kids' lounges, licensed dining room-great meals! Saturday night dances in the adult lounge. All-inclusive package. Open year-round. Sundance-dedicated to the old west tradition of hospitality.

RR 1 Box 1766
Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0
(604) 674-2792
(604) 674-2774
(604) 674-2197 Fax

The Wells Gray Ranch is located at the entrance to Wells Gray Park, British Columbia's third largest provincial park. This working ranch is running 300 head of cattle and 70 horses on 250 hectares of land. Comfortable log cabin rooms with private shower, kitchenettes and a campground are available for our guests' comfort. Hearty ranch-style meals are served at the ranch house. The "Old West" comes alive in our "Blackhorse Saloon". Activities in summer are riding, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, sightseeing and carriage rides. In winter we offer dog sledding, cross-country skiing, alpine nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

Box 27
Clinton, BC V0K 1K0
(250) 459-2333

Airport: Kamloops

Big Bar country is cowboy country. Ride the rangeland to the edge of the Fraser Canyon. Drop down to the river banks where gold seekers and homesteaders still reside. Turn another direction and gentle forest slopes lead to alpine meadows on the Marble Mountains. Our guest house offers a level of comfort unknown in earlier days. All rooms have private baths. Meals are served family-style in a licensed dining room. Overlooking Big Bar Creek and our lake are our rustic log cottages with kitchen, bath and wood fire offering a special privacy and warmth. Enjoy happy hour on our veranda, an old-fashioned western-style barbecue and a good soak in the outdoor hot tub. The fireside lounge and billiard room in our log lodge will remind you of another era.

P.O. Box 160
Clinton, BC V0K 1K0
(604) 395-6315

Capacity: 6

At the Cariboo Rose, travel back to the bygone era of the early West when the hospitality of the rancher was enjoyed by pioneers, travellers and adventurers who were drawn to the unspoiled wilderness, wide open spaces, mountains, meadows and lakes of the Cariboo country. The Cariboo Rose is a small ranch (max. 6 guests). Put on your cowboy boots and hat and get involved in our lifestyle. Join us on trail rides, show off your riding skills in a gymkhana, practice throwing a lariat, watch horse shoeing and horse training, sit around the campfire or just simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. On occasion we ride to a neighboring cattle ranch and participate in their activities. Ride with us and capture the spirit of the West.

P.O. Box 7, Jesmond
Clinton, BC V0K 1K0
(604) 459-2565
(604) 850-1873
(604) 850-1873 Fax

Capacity: 18

Altitude: 7000 feet

Circle H is located in the Marble Mountains just west of Clinton. Approximately a mile high, it is known for lovely scenery and invigorating fresh air. The main lodge has five guest rooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. There are four log sleeping cabins. Delicious home-cooked meals are baked in a huge wood stove and served in the main dining room off the kitchen. Riding is usually four hours a day, all guided. Two day rides each week, with lunch provided on the trail, take you into the alpine up to 7,000 feet in elevation. Horses are trail-wise and will be suited to the ability of the rider. We can accommodate up to 18 riders. Other activities include a swimming pool, creek fishing and hiking or just sit back and relax.

Near Clinton, British Columbia
(250) 459 2386
(250) 459 0086 Fax
(800) 253 8831 Reservations

Enjoy the tranquility of one of the most beautiful spots in the Cariboo! Echo Valley Ranch is a working ranch with over 150 head of cattle and 35 Tennessee Walker riding horses. Enjoy real ranch life and be our guest in a new log home that sets high standards in comfort and services. In addition to riding the open range, fly-in fishing trips to the many lakes of the Cariboo/Chilcotin can be arranged. We have our own landing strip and amphibian Turbine Beaver aircraft to cater to the needs of our guest. We aim to please-our emphasis is on quality. We look forward to meeting you-we know you will want to be back next year!

We invite you to contact us for more information at 906-168 Chadwick Court, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M-3K2.

SS 3, Site 19-62DRA
Cranbrook, BC VIC 6H3
(250) 426-5230
(250) 426-8240 Fax
(877) 426 5230

Capacity: 40

Season: Year-round

Altitude: 3500 feet

Your home while visiting Three Bars will be one of the hand-hewn log cabins which dot the landscaped yards, all fitted with civilized indulgences: quaint handmade furniture, thick thirsty towels and country quilts. Three Bars is determined to spoil you. Three Bars is a commercial cattle ranch-one that invites its guests to share an experience of a lifetime. Spend your days riding, fly fishing, river rafting, hike to a high mountain waterfall, playing tennis, swimming in the ranch's heated swimming pool or have a soak in the outdoor whirlpool spa. Evenings pass by quickly with hay rides, volleyball cookouts and weekly trips to the historical Fort Steele to take in the evening theater.

P. O. Box 29
Fort Steele, BC
Canada V0B 1N0
250-426-6377 fax

Capacity: 30

Located in the Canadian Rockies, a 3-1/2-hour drive south of Banff National Park, Top of the World Guest Ranch provides a relaxing atmosphere for up to 30 guests on a 40,000 acre working cattle ranch. Accommodations are attractive, comfortable log cabins or rooms in the main log lodge, all with private bath. Excellent ranch-style meals are served in the beautiful main lodge dining room. Weekly cook-outs are also featured. Riding over beautiful country is varied and thrilling and we offer exceptionally good horses for all levels of riding ability. Canoeing, trout fishing, swimming, hiking, bird watching on ranch lakes, lots of wildlife. There's volleyball, children's playground and petting animals.

P. O. Box 181
Kimberley, BC
V1A 2Y6 Canada
250-422-3149 fax

Capacity: 10

"There is a horse waiting just for you at Wild Rose Ranch." Wild Rose reflects the heritage of western Canada-cattle, horses, and vibrant people set in the open grassland, pine forest, clean, sparkling rivers, and a backdrop of mountain panoramas. Adjacent to the Ranch is Premier Ridge, a protected wildlife area for elk, mule deer, sheep, and whitetail deer. Trails from the ranch lead to breathtaking views of the Rockies and the Purcell Mountains...a remote mountain stream teeming with trout...a traditional cattle drive...a relaxing natural hot springs. Wild Rose offers you a personalized vacation as we host a maximum of ten guests at any time. You are invited to visit us and explore the natural environment of British Columbia.

4462 Marion Road
North Vancouver, BC V7K 2V2
(604) 984-4666
(604) 984-4686 Fax
(800) 984-4666 (Canada & U.S.)

This is your invitation to relaxation or adventure-the choice is yours! Located in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Chilcotin, the Nemaiah Valley is home to Elkin Creek Guest Ranch. Right from your arrival by car, float plane, or on our private airstrip, our staff will make you feel completely welcome. After settling in to your own log cabin, choose from horseback riding, fishing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, or just relaxing. There are no schedules to keep, no line-ups and no pressure! The Elkin Experience! Call, write, or fax for more information.

P.O. Box 426
Penticton, BC V2A 6K6
(250) 492-2454

Season: Year-round

Altitude: 3000 feet

Country vacationing year-round in the South Okanagan. The Ranch is located 12 miles west of Penticton at an elevation of 3,000 feet on the way to Apex Alpine Ski Area. Accommodations are in the Ranch House with private rooms and bathrooms. Enjoy the large living room with open fireplace, adjoining dining room, ranch-style meals and outside BBQ's. Guided trail rides are available by the hour or day. Horse pack trips, children's summer riding camp, hiking, tennis, volleyball, plus fishing and golf nearby are all available for your enjoyment. So bring your cowboy hat and boots and discover a place to unwind.

P.O. Box 152
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
(604) 238-2274 Phone and Fax

Chilcotin Holidays conducts 1- to 7-day customized horseback adventures that include guest ranch stays, pack trips and guide training. Adventures are designed so that you progress through "levels" according to interests and abilities. Mountain Cayuse horses take care of novice or advanced riders. Stay in either alpine base camps within our guide territory, or our 4-season Guest Ranch, four hours north of Vancouver. Guest Ranch riders progress from valley to alpine riding, and acquire pack trip skills. The Pioneer pack trip is conducted from one alpine base camp, while the Explorer Trip covers more territory and includes three base camps. Wildlife Viewing and Challenger trips are advanced, and riders stalk wildlife and learn wilderness skills.

P.O. Box 2560
Williams Lake, BC V2G 4P2
(604) 398-7755
(800) 487-9567
(604) 398-7487 Fax

After a one-hour flight from Vancouver, over the spectacular Coast Mountains, you reach 50-mile-long Chilko Lake. It is fed by glacial streams, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and home to Ts'yl-os Provincial Wilderness Park. Ts'yl-os Park Lodge is located at the mouth of Chilko River and the gateway to Ts'yl-os Park. The lodge has an open fireplace. Just a simple time with life's essentials and your trusty steed.

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