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Horse Pack Trips Adventures in Canada’s Wilderness

Come and explore the Canadian wilderness on horseback. Choose from top Outfitters and book a multi-day horse riding adventure for an experience you will never forget.

Wilderness Horse Pack Trips, a Horse Lovers Dream in Canada’s Wilderness

Ride through the Canadian wilderness like an intrepid explorer with a world of amazement unfolding before you. Climb up mountain trails along deep canyons to beautiful mountain meadows covered with blankets of wildflowers.

With your trusty trail horse and experienced guide to show the way, you will ride into the heart of the mountains for a true nature adventure. From Horseback, you can see the wilderness in a way not many people get to experience.

Horse Pack Trip - grazing horses
Spend time in nature on a horse pack trip

Featured Multi-Day Horse Trips

Imagine sleeping under a blanket of stars after an eventful day in the saddle. Camping in the remote wilderness and trail riding through the mountains is the authentic way to experience the wild west. Doesn’t that sound like the most refreshing experience for mind and spirit? It will transform your outlook on life, guaranteed!

You will remember the horseback adventure as the absolute highlight of your Canada vacation, I can promise you that.

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Who are the horse pack trips and multi-day horseback rides for?

The horse pack trips and multi-day riding adventures appeal to nature-loving individuals who appreciate rugged surroundings in the natural environment of the Canadian West.

The trips are completely outfitted and guided. Beginners and city slickers are welcome.

You will learn by doing

During horse pack trips and multiday rides, you travel through rugged terrain and take on new challenges as you go. You will become confident in your horseback riding abilities pretty fast. The Guides are competent horse wranglers and will be happy to share their experience and knowledge through each stage of your journey.

From saddling your horse to learning the famous diamond hitch, depending on the type of horse adventure package you book, you will come back from your trip with new skills you never knew existed.

Pack Trip Canada - rivers

Trip Highlights of a multi-day horseback riding adventure

  • You will travel through a world of new impressions and unforgettable moments.
  • Enjoy the grand views of awe-inspiring mountains and valleys that expand beyond the horizon.
  • Venture into the mountain habitats of California Bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain goats, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, and marmots and learn about Canadian Wildlife.
  • Partner up with the horse that takes you safely through ancient forests across colourful river valleys.
Horseback riding Trips - Bears
Canadian wildlife at its best

Accommodation and Meals

Depending on the package, the accommodation ranges from rustic, comfortable ranch accommodation to canvas tents on raised platforms with foam mats to sleep on, to solid mountain cabins. The camps are mostly situated off the beaten track close to a creek with fresh sparkling water.

There are no showers and flushing toilets at most camps, only outhouses.

Good hearty camp meals are served at the ranch or at camp with authentic cowboy coffee brewed at the campfire in a perfect wilderness setting. Enjoy storytelling time, if you can keep your eyes open after an eventful day on the trail. Raise your head, look up into the starry sky and you will feel a deep appreciation to be alive.

Cell phone reception is not available during rides and at wilderness camps.

Horse pack trips - view

Why do I promote these trips?

I  have done it multiple times, riding and camping in the Canadian mountains. Once you’re out there, away from modern life and civilization, in the deep wilderness of the land, it somehow feels unreal, like a dream.

It is an experience like no other.

Canada is one of the top favourite travel destinations in the world. It’s a country with huge possibilities and a great place for trying something new. Like going on a horseback ride into the wilderness.

But, how do the majority of visitors to Canada spend their vacation? Most tourists seem to follow their bucket list trip, rent a camper and drive through the world-famous Rocky Mountains. They spend most of their time on the road, heading from one campground to the next.

I suggest, you do something different and add a unique wilderness horseback adventure to your Canada trip. You will be thanking me forever!

If you are getting adventurous for the first time, book a 3-day package. It’s totally worth it and you will be talking about the horseback ride you did in the Canadian wilderness for years to come. I personally know the terrain you will be riding and the area, you will love it.

Unique vacation packages to choose from

Are you ready for the most amazing horseback adventure? Check out the information and itinerary and reviews for each trip and see what suits you best. 

Horse Pack Trips Vacations
South Chilcotin Mountains, British Columbia

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Yrene Dee

Yrene lives in the Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada, and is the founder of BackcountryCanadaTravel.com. She was born in Switzerland, lived and worked on different continents and has travelled the world. Yes, that's me, an Entrepreneur, wilderness nut and animal lover who prefers off-the-beaten-track places. I write about things I love. Mostely.


  1. Svea

    Hi, I am interested in a 4- or 7-day horse pack trip. How much would it cost approximately? Which ranch does that offer refer to?
    Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!

    • Yrene Dee

      Hello Svea,
      Thanks for contacting me about a horse pack trip. I will send you prices and information about the trips and the ranch via email.

  2. Lori-Ann McNeelands

    Hello. I am an avid backpacker but as I am facing a summer without a hiking partner I thought I would look into the backcountry horse trip. I would be interested in a 7 day/night trip.
    Could you send me some further information?
    I look forward to hearing about the various opportunities.


    • Yrene Dee

      Hi Lorie-Ann, thanks for contacting me. That’s a great option to solo hiking… I will send you the information about the Horse Pack Trip shortly.

  3. Mariken

    Hi Yrene,

    Please send me in for about the 4 and 7 day horseback trips for the 2018 and 2019 dates.

    Thanks a bunch

  4. Marsha Tiemann

    Am interested in a 4 day, 3 night pack horse trip for an experienced rider. I would be able to help with horses, etc. am looking for 2019.

    • Yrene Dee

      Marsha, please send me an email via contact form and let me know which month you would like to do a pack trip and maybe the budget you have planned for this adventure and I will send you information. Thank you!

  5. Karen

    Hi Yrene

    I am interested in all options for either the 4 or 7 day packtrips. I have done a number of these and always looking for bee suggestions. My dates are flexible but am thinking August 2019.

    • Yrene Dee

      Hello Karen,
      Thanks for the message. Could you please send me an email via my contact form and I will get back to you with information regarding pack trips. Thank you, Yrene

  6. Patricia

    Could you please send me information about the 7 day pack trip please. Looking to go in the fall, probably around the end of September for myself. Thanks very much for your time

    • Yrene Dee

      Hello Patricia, please contact Chilcotin Holidays for more information. You find the link to their website at the end of my article on Horse Pack Trips. I will send them a note that you will contact them. If you have any problems please let me know. Great place to go to for a wilderness horse adventure.

  7. Ruth Harris

    Please can you send prices for two non riders who wish to give it a go and want to camp out for three nights.

    • Yrene Dee

      Dear Ruth, please contact the ranch directly for more information and prices on horse pack trips. You can find contact information here

  8. Chris McDonald

    Do you pack hunters and their gear into remote areas and pick them up at designated locations and times. I realize depending on miles,what do you charge.? thanks

    • Yrene Dee

      Hello Shauna, please contact the ranch directly using the link in my articles. This way you will get up-to-date information. It will be an amazing experience, I promise you! Please mention that you found the ranch through my site. Keep us posted and let us know how it goes.

  9. Robin W wilkey

    Any pack trips available this late in the season in the Kispox area of northern BC?Thanks!

    • Yrene Dee

      You could try Chilcotin Holidays near Gold Bridge or Bracewell’s Wilderness Adventures west of Williams Lake. Tell that I gave you the contact.

    • Yrene Dee

      Hello Laura, check out BC Guest Ranch Association for a great selection of ranches, and Ranch Vacations in Alberta and read reviews. I will update my riding pages pretty soon and add my favorites.

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