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Horse Riding Adventure in BC Wilderness | Siwash Lake Luxury Ranch

During your stay at Siwash Lake, as an optional addition to the SiwashSynergy™ luxury equine experience, you have the opportunity to participate in a full day wilderness horseback riding adventure.

Groom and saddle your horse at the barn, then mount up and ride into the wilderness with a private guide — bound for one of the rivers located within our 10,000 acre guiding territory.

Horseback ride through vibrant pink wildflowers amid an ebony forest

Flowers Touch Stirrups

Early summer in the Cariboo brings a flush of new growth, creating lush oases of green amid patches of burned forest. Exquisite 'Fireweed' wildflowers carpet the meadows and weave a magenta tapestry between the blackened trees.



Wilderness Riding

The ride down to the river from Siwash is 1½ - 3 hours, based on guest preference, and same for the way back, following a different path. On route you'll ride through the after effects of the wildfire that swept through in summer of 2017 and learn all about this rare and unique ecosystem.

The trail weaves in and out of wildfire affected areas and islands of lush green refugia — plenty of pristine forest and meadows that escaped the flames. You will also see secluded wilderness lakes that attract various waterfowl and wildlife, and expansive grasslands providing wide open range for your riding pleasure.

Whatever your ability, take your riding to a new level during this fun, 'a la carte' horseback riding experience in the wild.


Watch for Wildlife

Your guide will show you fresh sign and scat, and if you're lucky you'll see a wild animal in its natural habitat.

When conditions are right, throughout the second half of June, and the first part of July, we'll see black bears and their cubs, and deer with their fawns.

Siwash Lake Ranch - Hidden fawn

Haltered Nearby

At the river, you will have a couple of hours to play, relax and explore during this authentic adventure in the wilds. Your guide will take off bridles and loosen cinches so that your trusty mount can rest and wait quietly haltered nearby.

In mid-summer the weather is generally plenty hot enough for you to take a refreshing inner tube float down the river.

Campfire Coffee

On cool days you can warm-up close to the campfire.  Enjoy cowboy coffee prepared over the flames and served in enamel-ware cups and marshmallows roasted over the open fire. 

Along with your private riding guide, an angling guide will be there to coach you in fly-casting for some classic fishing on the river.

SLR guide

 Safari by Horseback

This is the best way to enjoy a wilderness adventure vacation — on horseback!  Besides the exhilaration and thrill of horse riding, exploring this wilderness paradise by horseback has great advantages.

Guests can access habitat in a quiet, non-invasive way — very eco friendly of course, but also essential for the best wildlife viewing.

We can get up close on horseback and as well as cover miles of territory in a single day.