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Big Creek Ranch, Hanceville

Horse riding at Big Creek Ranch, British Columbia.Horse riding at Big Creek Ranch, British Columbia.
What to Expect:
  • Meals included
  • Adventure
  • Mountain
  • 7 days
  • Choose activities
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for teens
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Wildlife

Ever dreamt of being a cowboy, wrangling for your horse, exploring the country trails and rounding up cattle? Then head to Big Creek Ranch in the heart of the British Columbia wilderness, in quiet rural community at the foot of the imposing Coast Mountains around a five-hour drive north of Vancouver. 

This working cattle ranch is the perfect setting for a real-life cowboy experience. Under the guidance of the experts you will pick your very own trusty steed for the seven-day adventure through the mountains. And when not on horseback you will have the opportunity to go mountain-biking, head out on a hike, try your hand at gold-panning, fish in the local river plus you will have plenty of time to keep your eyes peeled to spot the local wildlife so make sure you have your camera at the ready. And depending on the time of year you stay at Big Creek Ranch you could organise an overnight camping experience to get even closer to nature. After all these activities you may be in need of time to relax which could include a dip in the hot tub while the kids head to the games room. 

You will stay in either a lodge room or cabin, each with private bathroom facilities. And included in the price along with much of the above are all daily meals, served in a traditional country kitchen or as a picnic.


Stay and play between May and October.


Lodge rooms and cabins with private facilities.

Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals are served in a large country kitchen. Picnics and packed lunches provided when on excursion.


From £1139 per person per week (accommodation, some activities and meals on the ranch, plus tax). Flights and transfers (or fly-drive options) can be arranged for an extra cost.


There is no set itinerary so you can pick and choose activities to suit your family.

Activity options include: fishing, gold panning, hiking, horse riding and mountain biking, as well as wildlife spotting and bird watching.

A typical experience at Big Creek Ranch will include 7 nights accommodation (with meals), some of the activities as mentioned above plus time to explore more of the area with your family and the opportunity to help out on the cattle ranch, even selecting your own horse in the traditional wrangling way.

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Big Creek Ranch is located in British Columbia, on Canada's west coast, approximately 5 hours drive from Vancouver.

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