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…
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: “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.
Sundance Guest Ranch: “This was our 4th visit to Sundance, each time I think the ranch can’t possibly live up to my wonderful memories, and subsequent very high expectations, and yet each time it does!”
Three Bars Cattle Ranch: “Thank you, all for an amazing, unforgettable week! It has been a perfect place “to be” together as a family. You’ve left us with lasting memories.”
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’.”
Sundance Guest Ranch: “I have been coming to Sundance for many many years, with friends, with my kids, alone, you name it. There have been so many great trips, but this one just might be the best ever. How is that possible? It is hard to beat cowgirl weekend with your daughter.”
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.”
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.”
Big Bar Guest Ranch: “Located in the middle of the cowboy country. A very warm welcome and a really nice crew made my stay unforgetable! The horses are amazing and so is the landscape you see on the trail rides! I would go there in a heartbeat again!”
Big Bar Guest Ranch: “There was so much to do!- canoeing, archery, bike riding, climbing the haystacks, fishing, games in the games lodge, outdoor games, pedal boating, pony rides etc.”