- Open Jul-Aug
- Set arrivals
- to nights / 6 days of riding | 4 to 6 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Vancouver
- Weight limit: 16st 1lbs (102 kg) (225 pounds)
- Usual maximum: 8
After a one hour charter flight from Vancouver over the Coastal Mountain Range, you will arrive at Tsylos Lodge, at the north end of the 52 mile long Chilko Lake. This is the gateway to Tsylos Provincial Park, where rugged mountains, clear blue lakes, glaciers, alpine meadows and waterfalls are popular not just with riders but also kayakers, anglers and hikers.
The lodge was established in the 1950s by Bud and Corinne McLean for fishing and hunting. It is now managed by their daughter Karen and is the base camp for pack trips that explore the surrounding mountain wilderness.
These pack trips are for adventurous types but the pace of the ride will not be as fast due to the rocky terrain. Camps are moved using pack horses and a guide and cook will accompany each trip.
These pack trips are for the adventurous type but are suitable for less experienced riders as the pace will not be as fast. However, as you will be caring for your horse and riding over challenging terrain, guests should have some previous experience and be confident at walk, trot and canter. At times it is necessary get off and lead the horses on foot and riders should be prepared to mount and dismount regularly from either side.
More experienced guests may be asked if they are happy to lead a pack horse. If you are not comfortable with this then of course you are able to decline.
The Tsylos herd is made up of Quarter Horses, Arabs, Appaloosas, Paints, Draft and Thoroughbred horses, ranging from 14hh to 16hh.
The tack and riding is Western style.
Set arrival and departure dates arriving Sunday.
INCLUDES Seven nights camping; full board; tents; sleeping mattress; duffel bag; transfers by light aircraft from Vancouver to the Lodge; taxes.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Single tents are available at no supplement for single travellers.
PAYABLE LOCALLY Drinks; tips.
NEAREST AIRPORT Vancouver.
TRANSFERS included from Vancouver.
The base camp is in British Columbia 180 miles due north of Vancouver.
Weather & Climate
In July and August it can get hot during the day, but temperatures vary significantly with altitude. Overall rainfall is low but showers are possible throughout the year.