Experience the Authentic
Charm of the West

Embark on a journey of Western adventures in the heart of the North Thompson Valley, where rugged landscapes and untamed wilderness await. Clearwater, Valemount, and Blue River offer an unparalleled escape into the authentic charm of the West, where towering mountains, lush forests, and meandering rivers set the stage for unforgettable experiences. From horseback riding through pristine trails to whitewater rafting down exhilarating rapids, each destination beckons with its own unique blend of outdoor thrills and rustic charm. Discover the essence of Western hospitality and adventure as you explore the North Thompson Valley.

Ranch Adventures

Experience the Western way of life, where rustic charm meets modern comfort. Picture yourself stepping out of your cabin, greeted by the sight of horses grazing in the ranch's picturesque surroundings. Spend your days hiking, fishing, or swimming, or lend a hand on the ranch. Saddle up and explore the hills and forests with your trusty mount, then gather around with fellow travelers in the evening to share stories of your adventures. This is ranch country, and we invite you to make yourself at home.

Choose between cozy log cabins or a rustic hostel for your accommodation needs. Wells Gray Guest Ranch, nestled near Clearwater and surrounded by the stunning Wells Gray Provincial Park, offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and comfort. While the accommodations may be rustic, all the comforts of home are provided, including access to a shower house. You can also dine at the onsite Black Horse Saloon and Restaurant. With activities like horseback riding, snowmobiling, and backcountry skiing, there's never a dull moment at the ranch, no matter the season.

Visit Valemount and take in panoramic, snowcapped mountain views, horse riding trails through cedar forests and guided rides into the nearby mountain ranges. Discover working ranches that offer riding clinics, workshops and horsemanship lessons. Experience the enjoyment of riding a surefooted stead into the vast back country for a multiday excursion. Set up camp under the stars as the horses bed down after a full day’s adventure.

During your ranch stay, immerse yourself in the world of horses as you learn to communicate effectively with them. Embark on thrilling adventures in the North Thompson Valley backcountry on horseback, forging a deeper connection with these magnificent animals along the way.

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Know Before You GoFor More information on Horse Safety:
Visit https://www.adventuresmart.ca/horseback-riding/

This website is the official travel website for the North Thompson Valley, British Columbia, Canada and is sponsored by the North Thompson Valley Marketing Committee; a partnership of Tourism Wells Gray, Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Tourism Valemount.