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…
Chilcotin Holidays: “Naturally it goes without saying that I shall be joining you all again next year! In a word, my vacation at your Ranch was – physically, mentally, socially and spiritually refreshing!”
Tod Mountain Ranch: “My special Joker is a dear horse who made me smile every time I saw him. Thank you for the warm welcome and making the week so pleasant….and for patiently answering a million questions.”
Tod Mountain Ranch: “Horses, views, food, company, hospitality – all wonderful. Loved all of it with full days of riding, learning about saddling, safety, horse care and then a lovely cabin and a cosy bed to ready ourselves for another great day.”
Free Rein Guest Ranch: “You made me part of your family, took such good care of me and taught me so much. Your hospitality was spectacular and I love you all. Thank you for making #1 on my bucket list so unforgettable.”
Free Rein Guest Ranch: “Deb and the gang. I came out here for some peace and quiet and to gather my thoughts. I rode, I walked, I paddled, but more than that I made memories and new friends. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to come back.”
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort: “Thankyou so much for your kindness and warm welcome. A pleasure to see everyone again. we love you guys.”
Siwash Lake Ranch: “Sunny days and starry nights. With bears, coyotes and moose on the payroll, what could go wrong? We’ll always carry the memory of your deep woods, gentle horses and kind people.”
Big Bar Guest Ranch: “Our favourite stay in Canada. The home cooking and atmosphere were greatly appreciated after two weeks on the road. Friendly and competent staff cater for all ages and abilities of rider and did I say the food was good, cause I’ll say it again.”
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!”
Echo Valley Ranch: “Words only begin to describe the experience Echo Valley offers, felt strangely like coming home. The staff were gracious and hospitable, treating you like an old family friend rather than a stuffy guest.”