Horseback riding

On horseback through the wilderness of British Columbia. That’s a real adventure! Together with a guide, wrangler and pack horses you go horseback riding in Canada’s nature. A fourteen-day trip, during which you spend three to six hours in the saddle on ‘riding days’. Together with your horse, you cross rivers, go up over mountain passes and trek through valleys.

The riding days are interspersed with a few days at cabin – and tent camps to relax. Here you can enjoy the landscape and the wild animals. You can fish in lakes and rivers, explore valleys or hike to the surrounding mountain peaks. Enjoy a campfire and swim in crystal clear waters.

And in the morning, after a hearty breakfast, we look for the horses. In the distance you can hear the sound of the bells around their necks. You’ll soon get to know the horses through and through while horseback riding with us in Canada. You see how they focus their ears, how they cross a river excitedly, how they gasp and sweat during climbs and hear how they snort for caution when they smell a bear.

Travel Itinerary

Included

  • Flight from Smithers to Base Camp and return flight
  • One flight with floatplane
  • Horseback riding guide & wrangler
  • All meals and lodging during the trip
  • Water filter (taken along by guide)
  • All cooking utensils
  • Several cabins during the trip
  • Tent and sleeping mattress
  • Fishing licence
  • Use of fishing equipment at cabin camps
  • Use of canoes at cabin camps
  • All permits, license fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Flight to and from Canada, Smithers
  • Accommodation in Smithers *
  • Meals before arrival and after departure from Claw Mountain Outfitters base camp
  • Horseback riding equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, walking shoes, camp shoes, rain gear and clothing) **
  • Personal toiletries (such as toothbrush, soap, etc.)
  • Insurance (travel and accident insurance is mandatory, cancellation insurance is advised)

* In order to start the adventure in a relaxed way and to avoid missing the flight home due to unforeseen circumstances, we recommend one night in Smithers on arrival and two nights when leaving. Claw Mountain Outfitters can assist in booking overnight stays at the Hudson Bay Lodge.

** We provide you with a packing list with required items after booking.

Your guides

For our guides Rick and Bert going on these adventurous journeys is not work, but it’s a lifestyle. A belief. Waking up in a landscape where silence prevails, where you wash yourself in a stone-cold creek, where every day is a new adventure – that, for them, is what makes them feel alive. In the immeasurable, vast remote wilderness of Western Canada, not only do they live here in the summer, they’re also here throughout the winter. With our experienced guides you feel at ease among moose, bears and wolves.

Our Team

Rick Solmonson manages Claw Mountain Outfitters and is the guide for all horseback trips. In 2010 he started Claw Mountain Outfitters.

Rick

Our guide for the hiking adventures is Bert. He has been an active part of Claw Mountain Outfitters since 2015. First as a guide for both the horseback and hiking trips, the last years mainly for the hiking trips.

Bert

Tim has been flying for Claw Mountain Outfitters from the start.

Tim

Contact

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Do you have any questions about our ski, horseback and hiking adventures? We look forward to hearing from you. Send a message here (see on the left). Our camp can be reached via satellite phone. We regularly check for new messages, so leave us a message - if there is no answer. For all other business inquiries please contact Kwadacha Nation, 497 3rd Avenue Prince George, B.C V2L 3C1