Exploring B.C. on Horseback


Touring around the great outdoors of British Columbia can be both exhilarating and breathtaking, but we often forget how exhausting it can be to plan and conquer. If you feel like you could use a break from all the tiresome activities but still crave the adventure maybe it is time to consider some of the other vacation options B.C. has to offer. Exploring B.C. on horseback has become one of the most magical experiences for anyone to enjoy. While covering kilometres of ground in a day, taking in even more impressive sights, and all the while being relaxed and comfortable from horseback it is difficult to find anything to complain about. Our in-depth list of Guest Ranch options to help make exploring B.C. on horseback even easier to plan for is below. We hope this will help guide you in the direction of budget friendly options, group settings, and overall experience to choose from.

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Flying U Ranch

 Offering one of the most unique experiences, Flying U Ranch allows guests to explore the property on horseback unguided. This provides a more personal experience for guests to share with their group or partner which can be something quite spectacular. Flying U Ranch also offers a great array of amenities for guests including;

  • Three home cooked meals prepared daily
  • Evening campfire
  • Square dancing and live entertainment
  • Hayrides
  • Movies every night in our Black Horse Theatre
  • Use of Lost Lake and special guided hikes
  • Wood fired Sauna
  • Waterfront activities: kayaks & canoes
  • Boat Rentals (additional costs apply)
  • Daily Power Boat, Waterskiing and Tubing
  • Games Room with billiards
  • Cowboy boots and saddle bags
  • Archery and Yoga


With plenty of activities to choose from Flying U Ranch offers and endless list of things to do all with such convenience and ease to make your trip relaxing and carefree. Located only two hours north of Kamloops, Flying U Ranch is a perfect weekend getaway spot for couples, groups, or families.

Cowboy on Horse

Sundance Guest Ranch 

Sundance Guest Ranch has remained consistent as one of the top-rated guest ranches in B.C. Offering a laid-back atmosphere with great staff and cozy accommodations Sundance is a great place for families and group events such as birthdays, stag/stagettes, and any other reason to celebrate. Overlooking the Thompson River there is never a shortage of jaw dropping views on your horseback tours through the desert. Sundance Guest Ranch offers a selection of amenities for the time in between your guided tours, these amenities include;

  • Line dancing and music in the evenings
  • Sunny outdoor decks
  • Free-play games room, authentic outdoor horseshoe set, walking and hiking trails, a billiards room and a movie lounge.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids games room
  • On-Call massage therapist (costs not included)
  • The adults-only BYOB bar and lounge
  • Access to walking and hiking trails

Located on the outskirts of Ashcroft and only an hour from Kamloops, Sundance Guest Ranch offers great temperatures for riding around their acreage, lounging by the outdoor pool, or enjoying a nice stroll through the scented sage brush. Finish your day off enjoying a cold beverage in the dining room that overlooks the green pastures and watch the horses stampede through the ranch as they call them into the fields for the evening.

Three Bars Guest Ranch

Three Bars Guest Ranch 

 Three Bars Guest Ranch is nestled into one of the most picturesque backdrops of any accommodation in B.C. Achieving incredible mountain views, crossing over crystal clear rivers, and meadows of alpine wildflowers you will be at a loss for words. Three Bars is one of the more luxurious Guest Ranches, however, the price is well worth it. The list of additional amenities includes;

  • Marked hiking trails
  • High-end mountain bikes
  • Trap shooting range
  • Fly fishing equipment
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor hot tub and Jacuzzi
  • Business centre with fax, computer, and pay phone
  • Free WiFi internet in all buildings
  • Satellite TV, DVD, and VCR in the main guest lodge
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Public laundry facility
  • Ranch store
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Petting zoo
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Kids fort
  • Outside play area


If you aren’t an avid horseback rider, Three Bars Guest Ranch is a great option for you. Offering so much more than just guided horseback tours there is always something to do, or even just relax. Located near Kimberly B.C. Three Bars really makes you feel off the beaten path and allows you to take in sights that are only accessible to guests. See their video promo here! -> https://www.threebarsranch.com/videos/


If you have any questions regarding bookings, pricing, or more details on guest ranch options around British Columbia, one of our agents will be happy to assist.