Escape the Everyday with the Best
Guest Ranches and Dude Ranches in BC!
Start planning your authentic Western horse riding holiday today,
at one of British Columbia’s top guest ranches.
The BC Guest Ranchers’ Association represents the best guest ranches and dude ranches that British Columbia has to offer.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of horseback riding vacations or a first timer to the dude ranch experience, we can help find a ranch holiday you will never forget.
Give us your wish list and we can help you create those forever memories at one of our member ranches. Budget guest ranch vacation or luxury ranch holiday? Take your pick. A family ranch vacation or romantic seclusion? We have the answer to your horse vacation dreams.
A BC guest ranch vacation is a unique, life altering experience, stealing you away from the world as you know it and immersing you in a place without daily pressures or deadlines.
A week’s stay is truly ideal but we guarantee even a few days will feel like more as you adjust your pace to guest ranch life. You rise each morning with not a thought of the life you left behind and only curious expectation of what the day holds.
From working ranch vacations that let you get your hands dirty to luxury dude ranches that pamper you with spa treatments, we can help you find the ultimate equestrian vacation.
Membership in the BC Guest Ranchers’ Association is your assurance of quality. Our member guest ranches and dude ranches exemplify the Western ranch ideal of personal, homelike hospitality and atmosphere.
All member guest ranches and dude ranches have horses available to accommodate the needs of all guests who want to ride, and will carefully match you to the right horse to suit your level of horseback riding experience.
Our horses are well cared for, our ranch accommodations clean and comfortable, and all of our people are focused on providing you with a memorable horseback riding vacation.
Let us help you find the horse riding vacation of a lifetime!
What people are saying…
Three Bars Cattle Ranch: “I have never been to a dude ranch before, I was so excited, but you exceeded all my expectations. I had the time of my life, can’t wait to come back.
Echo Valley Ranch: “Definitely one of the best holidays we ever had…. so relaxing…. Beautiful place, pure nature & wide space, great food & amazing people…. will for sure come back soon & bring the kids along.”
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort: “Wonderful Spring break for us and our daughters. Our first time trail riding couldn’t be better. Thankyou for being such gracious hosts. we’ll come back next time with friends.”
Free Rein Guest Ranch: “Everything about this place is wonderful, the people, the cabins, the horses. I’ve been to lots of guest ranches and this was definitely the very best! I can’t wait to come back soon.”
Big Bar Guest Ranch: “Big Bar was everything that I was looking for – a real ranch experience, with people that have lived the Wild West experience. Big Bar was a heaven of recreation and quietness. Definitely a place we would want to see again … soon hopefully.”
Echo Valley Ranch: “Thank you for turning this stressed out ‘city slicker’ into a relaxed and ‘easy going’ country bumpkin. Your amazing staff have helped me fulfill a dream of riding western with at least some class! Echo Valley is a little bit of ‘Heaven on Earth’.”
Chilcotin Holidays: “Everything exceeded our expectations. The best holiday we’ve ever had.”
Three Bars Cattle Ranch: “Visiting Three Bars was the best family vacation we’ve had in a long time, if not ever. The riding, activities and wranglers were outstanding. A great place!”
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort: “Our departure from the Ranch was not easy.I was moved by the intensity and generosity of the way you are living and the intimacy we felt with you. I do not exaggerate when i state that being with you has beaten everything. I hope we will meet again.”
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort: “We had a fabulous time! What a great find for a family gathering. We’re already planning a return.”