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Vancouver: Historic Horseback Riding and Mine Expedition

Product ID: 195224
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Spend 3 days and 2 nights in British Colombia's Coast Mountains, riding to and exploring the old Li-lik hel mine. You can relive how the miners used horses to mine, and transport the ore to the trailheads, while enjoying the mountain wildlife and scenery.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the ups and downs of mountain riding
  • Befriend your horse and partner for the 3 days
  • Learn about local mining, First Nations, forestry, and wildlife including the grizzly bears
  • Sleep in raised platform tents, with hot showers after a long day on the saddle
  • Enjoy camp cooking at it's best
Full description
Bright and early on the first day of your expedition, you will drive to the trail head from the ranch in Pemberton, where you will meet with your horse and guides. The first day will find you riding 15 kilometers to the base camp, passing by a recent mine claim exploration.

Once at camp, you will meet up with your luggage (maximum weight of 30 pounds). The base camp is equipped with a hot shower and outdoor plumbing, along with tents mounted on platforms to provide that extra level of comfort for the guests.

The next day you will ride through a grizzly bear recovery area to the Li-lik-hel mine, where you can explore the original mine site and see how the old hard-rock miners extracted gold ore by following the veins in the rock. From base camp, you can also enjoy day rides to various locations of interest, with each day ending with campfire evenings and comfortable tent lodgings. On the final day of your tour, you will be returned back to Whistler after 3 thrilling days in the wilderness.
Includes
  • Horses (including all tack)
  • Guides
  • Tents
  • Cots
  • Mats
  • Sleeping bags
  • A towel and wash cloth
  • Riding helmet
  • Rain capes
  • All meals from lunch on the first through to lunch on the last day
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation from Whistler (can be arranged for an additional $120 per group of 4)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sun screen
  • Bug spray
  • Personal toiletries and gear

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

7830 Pemberton Meadows Road, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please advise of any dietary restrictions, vegetarians and other dietary options are able to be catered to with enough notice
• Please provide names, heights, weights, ages and riding ability of all riders, to make sure everyone is matched up with the right horse
• Children must be 9 years old and at least 4-foot tall to take this tour
• It is expected that all guests will be reasonably fit and weigh under 300 pounds
• Dress in layers, with closed toed riding boots or shoes
• Guests may bring their own alcoholic beverages for consumption around the campfire in the evenings
Organized by

Copper Cayuse Outfitters

Product ID: 195224