We have been in the outfitting business since 1978 - and enjoy every minute of it!
Come ride with us into the Itcha and Ilgatchuz Mountains, one of British Columbia's newest parks. Visit the country made famous by Rich Hobson's book, Grass Beyond the Mountains.
We take up to eight guests on seven to fourteen day pack trips and encourage people to put their own groups together. The majority of our riding time is spent up above alpine, coming down into the timber for sheltered camps and good horse feed.
Inexperienced riders will feel comfortable on our reliable, sure-footed mountain horses. Many of our riders, young and old, had never been on a horse before, so don't feel you have to be a rider to join us!
There are no pre-set camps. We take everything with us on the pack horses as we go along - and like to spend two days at each camp, as time permits. This allows the riders the freedom to do as they like on camp day, choosing if and how far they will ride. However, guests rarely choose to stay behind as the scenery is spectacular and the chance to see Mountain Caribou is virtually guaranteed! Our little park is home of one of the largest herds in North America. Other game you are likely to see include Moose, Deer, Black and Grizzly Bear, Mountain Goats, Coyotes, Wolves, Marmots, Ptarmigan and Bald Eagles. And as if that isn't enough, the alpine flowers are stunning at certain times of the year and the fishing is excellent. It truly is a photographers and hikers paradise!
The genuine, gracious hospitality, top quality horses, great food and unique mountain terrain, accessible right out of the corral, all made for a wonderful ride. We have returned for several rides and look forward to even more in the future. - Chris, Edmonton
The infamous Ladies-Only Ride
Each year Wanda and Terra take out a "ladies only" trail ride and always come back with aching ribs from laughing. (Unlike the poor men of the outfit, who are stuck home haying!) The itinerary is the same as the mixed rides but there is something special about a group of wild women in the wilderness! The only complaint we've received was from the gentlest pack horse we have, who has to pack the wine! Up until now, the majority of our advertising has been word-of-mouth, and we have had ladies and their friends coming back for 20 years.
2002 was my first ladies ride, talked into by some crazy ladies from the city . . .. Sure enough, it was as promised. . . . It had been twenty years since I sat on a horse or even been close to a horse and it was in no way like sitting at a desk! Horse riding, camping, cooking over the fire, leisurely time spent over cups of coffee in the morning on the non moving days, good conversation and so much laughter my cheeks and belly were sore! . . . The scenery of the Itcha Range will forever be etched in my mind. . . . It was so good I went again. - Michel, Bella Coola
- $195 per day, includes everything that you need for a trail ride or ranch holiday, excluding your sleeping and personal gear. Contact us for a complete list.
British Columbia Magazine article on Six Mile Ranch and Itcha Ilgachuz