Grizzly Bears, Cougars, Timber Wolf Safari
Experience the 'Serengeti of North America'. Here the Big Game Species of Californian Bighorn sheep, Mountain goat, Grizzlies, Black bear, Moose, Mule deer, Cougar and Wolf still reign. Witness eagles gliding on mid-day drafts or peer down into lush valley bottoms to see mother and Grizzly cub feeding on lush shoots of Cow Parsnip and Horse Tail.
It is here in the remote wilderness of the South Chilcotin Mountains, tucked away in the southwest corner of British Columbia, that the number of stars that sprinkle the vast night sky far exceeds the highest thread-sheet count.
It is where freshly caught wild trout cooked slowly over the campfire are savoured more than the finest culinary experience. Here, a view of towering mountain ranges doesn't come at a 'superior' cost.
Between the Coast Mountains and the Chilcotin Plateau, you'll find yourself close to the popular attractions of ancient game trails, glacial fed rushing rivers and wild flowering meadows all within easy walking distance to Nature's own Masterpiece. And naturally your deluxe amenities of fresh alpine air, pristine glacial water and azure blue skies are all just part of the service. Here, Mother Nature has surpassed herself. It is what we, at Chilcotin Holidays, like to call '5 Star Wilderness'. Experience it for yourself.
Experience the most unique terrain. Rounded tops and broad U-shaped valleys are characteristic traits of the Chilcotin Mountains. The combination of distinctive glaciated shale terrain and glaciated rounded mountain tops are rarely found in North America. This makes the alpine easily accessible and summitting the mountains challenging yet obtainable.
Experience the warmth on your back from the midday sun. Located on the lee side of the Coast Mountains, the South Chilcotins lie within a transition zone between the Coast Mountains and the Chilcotin Plateau. This favored position produces a Rainshadow ' meaning sunny skies, a dry and 'almost bug-free' environment.
Chilcotin Holidays licenced guide territory encompasses the sunny south Chilcotin Cariboo mountains of British Columbia, the Chilcotin Mountains, Spruce Lake Park, and Big Creek Park. They are just a 4 1/2 hour drive north of Vancouver, 2 hours north of Whistler and 20 minutes from Gold Bridge.
Wilderness adventures are based from the guest ranch and alpine camps that include Spruce Lake, Taseko, Big Creek, Tyaughton, Eldorado, Cardtable, Castle Peak, Mount Sheba, Slim and Leckie Creek, the Shulaps, McGillivray, Loran Lake and Tyax Creek. Stalk the most elusive and dangerous predators in North America. "Bush Savvy Guides" lead you on these predator quests for grizzlies and black bears, cougars (pumas/mountain lions), timber wolves.
Riding levels: Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced.
• 3 nights' accommodation at the ranch • All meals at the ranch • Travel by horse (grizzly bear viewing), foot, snowmobile (timber wolf and cougar viewing), or 4 x 4 • Horses for all riding levels • Saddle & tackle • Guide(s) • Return transportation between Vancouver & the Ranch by private vehicle (4 1/2 hours each way)
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Monday and Thursday
1 Jan - 29 Feb
1 May - 30 Jun
1 Sep - 30 Sep
1 Jan - 31 Mar
Monday and Thursday
Booking conditions Weight restriction may apply for horse riders over 260 pounds/118 kilos. Extra charge for horse riders over 230 pounds/104 kilos.
Weight restriction may apply for horse riders over 260 pounds/118 kilos. Extra charge for horse riders over 230 pounds/104 kilos.
Not included Gratuities for guides
Riding boots. Above ankle tramping or work boots are acceptable.
Gratuities for guides Riding boots. Above ankle tramping or work boots are acceptable.