Discover the Unspoiled Nature
Northern British Columbia, Canada

Discover the Unspoiled Nature

Wilderness Horseback Riding Adventure - Explore the Untamed

Join NBC Adventures for a 10-day horseback riding tour, venturing deep into the untouched wilderness of Northern British Columbia. This remote corner of the world has remained pristine and untouched, offering a true escape into the heart of western Canada's nature.
Our guided horseback trips lead you through forested valleys adorned with gnarled trees and exotic wildlife. Journey along pristine trails, surrounded by majestic mountains, and encounter the wonders of nature, including sparkling waterfalls, turquoise streams, and serene lakes. Experience the unique connection with nature as you traverse mountain passes and explore off-the-beaten-track areas on this unforgettable horseback riding adventure.

Horse-back Trip in Northern BC
Horse-back Trip in Northern BC
Horse-back Trip in Northern BC
Horse-back Trip in Northern BC
Horse-back Trip in Northern BC
Horse-back Trip in Northern BC

Tour at a Glance

1) 2 persons minimum / No maximum
2) Deposits are non-refundable and we recommend trip cancellation insurance.
3) A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking
4) Final deposit of 50% due one month before the trip

Experience an Unforgettable Horseback Riding Adventure

Explore the awe-inspiring northern territory of British Columbia with NBC Adventures, where nature's wonders await discovery. Immerse yourself in this heavenly land's myths, exotic wildlife, and natural beauty on a horseback riding adventure like no other.

Black Lake

Begin your trekking adventure from our base camp at Black Lake, your gateway to black bears, bald eagles, and other majestic wildlife.

Toodoggone Lake

Unwind in our charming cabins nestled on the shores of Toodoggone Lake and immerse yourself in the diverse range of activities provided by NBC Adventures.

McClair Creek

Experience a captivating journey to McClair Creek, meandering through black spruce and dense willow terrain while exploring the remnants of an ancient mining camp.

Belle Lakes

Accompanied by McClair Creek, your adventure will lead you to the enchanting Valley of Belle Lakes and Belle Creek, revealing picturesque beauty along the way.

Chukachida Lake

Nestled amidst the Omineca Mountains, the crystal-clear waters of Chukachida Lake offer a tranquil escape, rejuvenating visitors with its serene allure.

Moosehorn Lake

Start your day with a hearty breakfast by the shores of Moosehorn Lake, where you can relish the peaceful wilderness before the natural world comes to life.

Explore the Wild on Horseback in Northern BC, Western Canada

Unleash your adventurous spirit with our 10-day horseback riding expedition, a journey that redefines your connection with nature. Guided by our expert equestrians, you'll traverse pristine landscapes, including mountains, forests, meadows, rivers, and pristine lakes, in the untouched beauty of British Columbia.
Under the star-studded galactic sky, your nights are spent in tents, tarps, or cozy log cabins, awakening to the symphony of birdsong. Encounter Canada's captivating wildlife, conquer majestic mountains, and paddle across turquoise lakes in a Canadian canoe, all while forging indelible memories.
As daylight fades, gather around a campfire in profound silence, immersing yourself in the rich narratives of the First Nations and being enchanted by the dance of the flickering flames. This is a horseback adventure that guarantees a lifetime of cherished moments.

Horse-Back Trips Itinerary

Your horseback journey starts with a morning meeting with one of our pilots in Smithers. From there, you'll embark on a scenic floatplane or wheelplane ride to reach the main lodge at Black Lake.
Upon arrival, indulge in a gourmet lunch crafted by our talented chef, setting the stage for your adventure. Get acquainted with your trusty steed and gear, carefully selecting the horse that suits you best for the trip ahead. Afterward, take a moment to unwind and soak up the tranquil surroundings before dinner.
Whether you prefer canoeing or fishing or simply basking in the soothing ambiance of our wood-fired sauna and hot tub, you'll find relaxation in every corner. Another delightful meal awaits you as the evening falls, followed by a map session at the lodge. Collaborate with your guide to tailor your route, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable horseback experience.
Each morning, your horseback riding adventure begins with an early breakfast, fueling your excitement for another day in the saddle. Here, you'll reunite with your experienced guide, skilled cook, and your trusty steeds, setting the stage for your day of exploration.
From this juncture, the reins of your adventure are firmly in your hands, under the watchful guidance of your seasoned equestrian expert. As for the details, we'll keep them under wraps, as the thrill of the unknown is an integral aspect of this unforgettable horseback riding experience. Anticipation mounts as each day unfolds, promising new and exhilarating discoveries along the trail.
As you embark on day nine of your horseback riding adventure, it's time to bid farewell to the wilderness. A float plane will rendezvous with you in the afternoon at the designated pickup location.
Upon your return to the main lodge, a well-deserved respite awaits. It's the perfect opportunity to unwind and soothe those tired muscles after days of exploration. You'll have access to all camp amenities, whether you're inclined to take a refreshing swim, go for a jog, or indulge in some fishing.
As the evening descends, relish a sumptuous meal followed by a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Under the vast canopy of stars, let the tranquillity of the night envelop you, marking the perfect conclusion to your unforgettable horseback riding adventure.
On the last day of your horseback riding expedition, a delightful brunch sets the stage for your journey back to Smithers. Following this satisfying meal, you'll embark on a float plane, retracing your path to Smithers. Here, you have the choice to catch your connecting flight home or opt for an additional night's stay at a hotel.

What to Expect on Your Horseback Adventure

Our well-trained horses can cater to riders of all experience levels. We'll match you with a horse that suits your personality and riding proficiency, ensuring a safe and gratifying experience.
While on your horseback journey, you'll encounter abundant opportunities for hiking, canoeing, and even learning the art of fly fishing. On average, you'll spend 3-5 hours each day in the saddle, immersing yourself in the serene wilderness. Your guide will regale you with traditional tales and legends, unveiling the intricate connection between travel routes, wildlife, and the rich tapestry of Sikanni culture.
Expect captivating encounters with local wildlife during your expedition. Mountain goats gracefully navigate the rocky crags high above, while moose frequent the valley bottoms, lakesides, and swamps. Caribou may grace you with their presence as they move gracefully across the landscape, from mountaintops to valleys. Though you may spot grizzly and black bears during your journey, rest assured that the size and stature of our horses keep them at a respectful distance. Keep a keen eye out for the elusive porcupine, and if fortune favours you, you might secure a quill as a cherished keepsake.
As night falls, relish the opportunity to gaze up at the expansive starry canvas while embracing the tranquil symphony of the wilderness. Listen for the occasional echo of wolf howls through the valleys, and don't hesitate to ask your guides to teach you the art of calling back to these mystical creatures.
An unforgettable horseback adventure promises to deepen your understanding of horses, wilderness, and your profound connection within this exquisite world.

Accommodation

During your horseback riding adventure, you'll find comfort in our standard accommodations, which include wall tents and Tipi camps. On those clear, starry nights, experience the authentic cowboy style of sleeping beside a crackling campfire. If necessary, we also have cabins strategically placed throughout our territory, providing an alternative lodging option.

Food/Meals

At NBC Adventures, food is the first step to building camaraderie and lasting memories. We go above and beyond to provide high-quality, delectable, and distinctive meals throughout your horseback riding adventure.
At our main lodge, you'll be treated to a serene dining experience as our talented chef prepares local delicacies and crafts a menu tailored to your trip. We pride ourselves on incorporating wild edibles and in-season local plants into our dishes whenever possible.
During your horseback journey, you won't need to worry about carrying provisions with you. Travelling by horseback allows us to bring more amenities to enhance your experience. You'll savour delightful breakfasts, satisfying lunches, and hearty dinners from our skilled adventure cook. Most meals will be lovingly cooked over an open campfire, creating a true wilderness dining experience. If you stay in one of our cabins, you may enjoy the occasional stove-top or oven-cooked meal.
Anticipate the inclusion of wild edibles in your meals, along with the occasional shore lunch. For those with dietary restrictions or preferences, we can accommodate various needs. Simply inform us in advance, and we'll ensure your meals align with your preferences. Enjoy a wide variety of organic, keto/paleo-friendly, and vegan granola bars and dried goods available at the lodge for convenient snacking during your adventure.

Tailor Your Horseback Riding Adventure

If our pre-made horseback riding adventure packages don't quite align with your vision, don't hesitate to contact us. Whether you desire a specific combination of activities or need to adjust the trip's duration to accommodate your schedule, we're here to turn your dream vacation into a reality.

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