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Your Dollar Can Take You On the Vacation of a Lifetime

Now is a perfect time for US citizens to visit their friendly northern neighbour, Canada. Thanks to a positive exchange rate your US dollar will now take you further; all the way to British Columbia and your ideal BC Dude Ranch vacation! Be whisked away into the Canadian wilderness and choose to stay at one…
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Visit a Cowboy Guest Ranch

If you’ve always dreamed of taking a true cowboy holiday – full of adventure and camaraderie – then you need to saddle up to some of Canada’s best cowboy guest ranches, right here in British Columbia. Some of our member guest ranches are actually working cowboy guest ranches, where you can try your hand at…
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Ranch Holidays: What to Expect

Never been on a guest ranch holiday and curious what to expect? Well, each of our member guest ranches in BC has their own personality and specialties. So if you’re picturing something specific for your ranch vacation, you can use that as your starting point to find the perfect ranching holiday. For example, if you’ve…
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Luxury Dude Ranch Vacations?

The idea of luxury dude ranch vacations may seem like a contradiction. After all, for some folks the thought of dude ranches and guest ranches conjure up certain simplicity – and a good chance to get your hands a little dirty by chipping in on the ranch work. But many British Columbia guest ranches have…
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The Best Horse Riding Holidays

There’s something special about horse riding holidays: Whether it’s your very first time on a horse, or the latest in a long line of horseback riding vacations, horse riding holidays are like nothing else. And the friendly guest ranches and dude ranches in British Columbia offer the very best horse riding holidays in the world.…
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Unforgettable Family Ranch Vacations

If you’re looking for a real vacation experience to help your family re-connect, family ranch vacations at family-friendly dude ranches in BC are the way to go. One of the reasons dude ranch vacations for families are a great idea is that the horseback riding lets everyone focus on the experience – and each other…
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What is a Dude Ranch?

What is a Dude Ranch? The word dude has had many meanings, but in the 19th century “dude” generally referred to men – often rich, and always urbanites from the Eastern US – who would come West looking for a taste of the cowboy life. The term was similar in meaning to city slicker –…
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Robbie’s Auction High Bid

  Dave Knubley of Comox, BC was thrilled to discover on the evening of May 22 that he held the winning bid for the “Experience Package at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa”.  He and a guest will enjoy three nights of exquisite pampering at one of the provinces premier guest ranches. Dave is with the Royal Canadian Air Force 442…
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A Special Chance to Win a Guest Ranch Vacation!

IN HONOR OF ROBERT GILL-MARCUSSEN Kathy Gill-Marcussen of Ontario was one of our winners in the GREAT CANADIAN GUEST RANCH GETAWAY CONTEST held last year. She was the recipient of a wonderful prize package vacation at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa valued at $3,480. Kathy’s plan was to take her 24-year-old son, Robbie, who was…
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Spring Fever & BCGRA Contest!

It’s that time of year for guest ranches throughout Canada, and they are gearing up for the 2012 season. Most of the ranches will open their doors to guests from mid to end of May, before then there is a lot of preparation that takes place. If you have vacationed at a guest ranch, then…
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Do What You Love & Love What You Do

Professional horse trainer, Jesse Beckley is a third generation cattle and guest rancher. His family owns Three Bars Ranch, located in the Canadian Rockies. Growing up on the back of a horse, Jesse decided early on that he wanted to earn his living working with horses. He started out riding and training horses for the…
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Spring Fever

It’s that time of year! The guest ranches in British Columbia will be gearing up for the 2011 season. Most ranches will open around mid to end of May. In a typical year the snow would have melted by the first of April and staff would be tending to the yards for the spring and…
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Ranch Dining

Sundance Guest Ranch is located in one of the warmest, sunniest spots in Canada with sweeping, panoramic views of the wide open Thompson River Valley and is only a four hour drive from Vancouver. But that’s not all…they have some of the best ranch food around! One look at their Black Angus burgers will have…
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Working Vacation

Spring Lake Ranch is tucked in the heart of British Columbia’s Cariboo country. Unique to many guest ranches, Spring Lake offers a “Working Vacation”. Involved in this, vacations offer free room and board for a minimum of six weeks. Work involves maintenance, cleaning of cabins, yard work, kitchen duty and of course working with the…
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Delicious Cuisine

I don’t know about you, but when I’m on vacation, half the appeal is eating great food everyday that I don’t have to cook. I’m about quality not quantity. The dining at Siwash Lake Ranch is like no other. At mealtimes, you’ll be delighted with delicious cuisine and great fellowship in their cozy 20-seat main…
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Building a Guest Ranch

If you’ve ever visited a guest ranch, you may have had this overwhelming feeling that there would be no better job in the world than to own and run a guest ranch of your own. The benefits are countless – live in a beautiful part of the world with animals of all kinds, working with…
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History Lesson

Big Bar Guest Ranch is nestled in the rolling hills of the Cariboo where time has no meaning. The ranch dates back to 1933 when Harry Marriott and George S Harrison purchased the ranch (back then it was a cattle ranch) and started the OK Ranching Co Ltd. The Harrison House, (where today’s guests enjoy…
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So You Think You Can Ranch?

Free Rein Guest Ranch is situated amidst some of British Columbia’s most beautiful Canadian wilderness on 285 acres. Opening day for the season was May 1st, but there was a lot that had to be done prior so everything was ready and up to par for arriving guests. This year Free Rein implemented a new…
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Meeter Greeters

When driving into Three Bars Ranch, it’s hard not to notice the breathtaking beauty all-around. Along the long, curvy road leading into the ranch you take in the sites – trees surround the road on both sides with glimpses of the Rocky Mountains in between, home to a variety of wild life. You may have…
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Spa Oasis

Reconnect and restore your passion for life at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. ECHO VALLEY — Nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s spectacular cowboy country, nature has created the perfect setting for a world-class spa and one of the world’s premier eco and soft-adventure ranches — the perfect place for couples to reconnect and…
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