The Ranch at Siwash Lake
British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia guest ranch: Featured in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide
Located in quintessential Canadian cowboy country, The Ranch at Siwash Lake is one of the best luxury resorts, offering everything from horse riding and fishing to tented spas and organic cuisine.
Cariboo Cowboy Country, British Columbia, Canada
Williams Lake Regional Airport YWL or float plane base near resort.
Fly in from anywhere in the world to one of two regional airports OR take the easy half-day, scenic drive for guests coming up directly to the resort from Vancouver or from Whistler OR fly direct to the resort by float plane or helicopter. Private jets can land and park only 45 minutes away, and the resort chauffeur services both regional airports.
Riding Style & Ability
Beginner to Advanced- All Abilities Welcome
No “nose-to-tail” type riding here!
16 – 24 People
June through September
Rates/ Payment Methods
VISA, MasterCard, Bank Wire Transfer
Why Equitrekking’s Top 20?
This boutique British Columbia remote luxury resort offers intimate and exclusive adventures catered to experienced horse riders and beginners alike. The unlimited riding in the British Columbia wilderness and unique freedom of unescorted horse riding attract adventure seekers and help guest to truly unplug and get away from it all.
From the Horse’s Mouth
The 7,000 square foot log ranch house has spectacular high-beamed ceilings, plush furniture and vintage fabrics, blending big comfort with rustic elegance.
Surrounded by 80,000 acres of pristine wilderness, guests feel at home with personal horses for the duration of their stay, private guides, and the opportunity to ride unescorted. Travelers can also hike to waterfalls or paddle a canoe on shimmering Siwash Lake. There’s also fly-fishing, the spa, wellness retreats, swimming, mountain biking and skeet shooting.
The Ranch at Siwash Lake is an eco-resort, taking great care to ensure this luxury resort is sustainable. It is the only guest ranch in Canada to have been awarded a Gold Certification from Green Tourism Canada.
Feast on hearty Canadian breakfasts and lunches, served outside whenever possible, with nourishing homemade soups, pastas, salads, and breads. Dinners are multi-course culinary adventures presented in the dining room amid hand-hewn log walls, a rich fir plank floor and candle light.
Ride horses in classic Western style. Guests may learn how to ride in small private groups at the barn, in the round pen, in the ranch’s rodeo size riding arena, and most often, during impromptu lessons while out on the trails. Advanced riders can enjoy gallops through open pastures, lopes through double wide grassy tracks or walks down wild game and cattle routes through the woods.