The Experience

Climb atop your trusty steed and live the life of a Canadian rancher as you gallop fearlessly across rolling cattle pastures and deep into the untouched wilderness of majestic British Columbia.

Vancouver is a picturesque harbor city that takes full advantage of its idyllic position on the Pacific coast. Soak up the charm of the city as you stroll the streets of historic Gastown; relax in beautiful Stanley Park; and cross Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore where you’ll board the Grouse Mountain Skyride for a panoramic view of the city. A private plane will whisk you away to remote Kamloops in the British Columbia wilderness where you’ll find your luxury ranch resort. Here, take an introductory horse riding lesson in preparation for a breath-taking trail ride across rolling cattle pastures, through scented jack pine forests and to pristine, reflective lakes. If you prefer to keep two feet on the ground, you can also take a series of scenic hikes up the slopes of Mount Bowman, down into Fraser Canyon, and into lake country where you can fish for Canada’s iconic rainbow trout.

From the cosmopolitan sights of downtown Vancouver to thrilling adventures in the remote wilderness of British Columbia, your experienced team of local guides, private drivers, and expedition leaders will help you build an authentic connection with Canada that transcends travel-brochure holidays. You’ll enjoy the sophistication of a world-class hotel in Vancouver, and your luxury wilderness lodge is unmatched for location and elegance.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.


Day 1: Vancouver
Enjoy a private airport transfer with professional driver.

Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*)

Day 2: Vancouver
Enjoy a half day (6hr) private city tour of Vancouver as well as the North Shore in the company of a knowledgeable, Driver-Guide. Throughout the tour you will have the chance to visit B.C. Place, G.M. Place, Science World (Olympic Sites), Gastown – Historical area of Vancouver, Canada Place, Alaska Cruise ship terminal and home of the new convention centre as well as visiting Grouse Mountain Skyride in an enclosed gondola (admission included) and Cross Lion’s Gate Bridge. At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel. (Hotel pick up is also included).

Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*)

Day 3: Vancouver – Kamloops – Jesmond
Enjoy a private airport transfer with professional driver.

Take a flight from Vancouver to Kamloops.

Transfer between Kamloops and Jesmond, to the Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. The transfer should take approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.

Enjoy an introductory equestrian lesson or horsemanship lesson in the ranch’s riding ring. Join today’s half-day guided horseback riding outing, as you’re lead out on one of the many horses kept at the ranch corral, to explore the trails and surrounds within reach of the Echo Valley Ranch, rekindling your passion for nature. Your ride can lead you through forests of desert pines, stands of whispering aspens, across pasturelands, mountains, meadows, and to the edge of a glacial canyon.

Your ranch experience package includes a daily half-day guided horseback ride, or a daily Echo Valley Ranch Vacationspa credit. The choice is yours.

Accommodation: Echo Valley Ranch & Spa (BLD)

Day 4: Jesmond
Your Echo Valley experience package includes a guided hiking program (full and half day hikes scheduled weekly). Set out with a guide and some other active wilderness seekers, and be lead on one of various hikes, including:
-ascending Mount Bowman (climb of approx 7,460 feet)
-walking down the side of the Fraser Canyon (boreal forest to desert conditions, descent approx 3,500 feet)
-crossing through lake country (birdwatching, etc)
-hiking through to beautiful stands of Aspen and fir, to rolling cattle pastures and up to Gang Ranch

Daily Thai yoga stretching classes (Ruesri dat ton) are included in your stay at the ranch. Take some time to refresh your body and mind after your morning hike.

Today you can opt for a $60 credit toward the Echo Valley Spa, rather than horseback riding. Echo Valley guests can experience a destination spa resort that offers an unparalleled concept of holistic well-being from detoxifying body wraps and scrubs to manicures and hair styling, with authentic Thai therapies that are based on traditional Thai medicine. Many of these, such as Thai massage, are widely practised in Thailand as a primary form of health care.

Accommodation: Echo Valley Ranch & Spa (BLD)

Day 5: Jesmond
Join another daily horseback riding excursion, with your rancher and riding guide leading a group out through the spectacular wilderness, amidst forests of scented jack pine. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa has more than 30 horses; many are Tennessee Walkers, which are famous for their smooth gait and gentle nature. They are excellent horses for riders of all ages and of all ability levels, especially novices who want to experience the thrill of a Canadian horseback riding vacation.

Accommodation: Echo Valley Ranch & Spa (BLD)

Day 6: Jesmond
Transfer between Jesmond and Kamloops, to the Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. The transfer should take approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport)

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