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Vancouver: Historic Riding and Mine Expedition Starts Friday

Vancouver: Historic Riding and Mine Expedition Starts Friday

From US$ 1,077.97 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • 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.
  • 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
  • Transportation from Whistler (can be arranged for an additional $120 per group of 4)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sun screen
  • Bug spray
  • Personal toiletries and gear
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at Birkenhead forest service Road just below the Bear Aware sign. Make sure you have downloaded the start location before you leave Mt Currie, as there's no cell or internet service beyond it.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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
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