British Columbia Dude Ranches: Showcasing Canada’s natural beauty

British Columbia Dude Ranches

A Province known for its rugged natural beauty and long stretches along the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is noted for its mountain ranges, which make it a great skiing destination and surprisingly enough, in this day and age, it has a couple of great dude ranches catering to holiday makers.

Sundance Guest Ranch

Among the best British Colombia dude ranches, “Sundance Guest Ranch is just an easy four-hour drive from Vancouver, BC and accessible via 3 different scenic routes.” People who love to ride come to explore, on horseback, this vast, open landscape. This ranch is also great for family vacations and celebratory events.

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Sundance Guest Ranch, B.C., Canada

When it comes to horses, Sundance has hundreds of them that roams the enormous land terrain. Based on the information you provide; a suitable horse will be chosen for you.


A single level ranch, all rooms are accessed from a wooden boardwalk, and are fitted with air conditioning,  private bathroom. There are two types of rooms; the standard room and the king room. There are 19 standard rooms in total and they come with two queen beds. There are no televisions in the rooms but there is a huge screen in the movie lounge. There are three king rooms and they contain king size beds and additional amenities can be made available. Please ask.

Other features available include:

  • High speed wifi
  • Outdoor heated pool in season (20′ x 40′)
  • Supervised children’s program July & August

Siwash Dude Ranch & Wilderness Resort

The Siwash Dude Ranch and Wilderness Resort is one of the most popular British Columbia dude ranches. Its uniqueness lies in its personal setting and isolation, hence it beckons to guests who wants to get away and simply seek freedom and solace.

Situated in Canada’s cowboy country, this luxury family owned resort is famous for its horse riding activities and luxury resort features. It is great for family holidays, small size corporate retreats and can also serve well as a romantic getaway for couples.


You will have a variety when it comes to choosing accommodation. You can choose the ultra-private canvas cabins, Cariboo suite and Ranch house suites. All accommodation has wonderful beddings and furniture, private baths and a beautiful view of the surroundings including the Siwash Lake. This place is truly a gem among British Columbia dude ranches.


In addition to horseback riding, you will get to have a helicopter ride, as well, if you chooses. British Columbia is a beautiful territory and the best way to go sightseeing is take to the skies. You will be able to do several things among them:

  • Enjoy a safari style picnic on a remote beach
  • Pan for gold
  • Run the river
  • Soar above sandstone hoodoos (geology site)
  • Go for a nature walk
  • Visit Fort Berens cottage winery
  • Hike on the Wild Horse Ridge
  • Watch dip netting for salmon