The Ranch at Siwash Lake
British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia guest ranch: Featured in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide
The Ranch at Siwash Lake is one of the best luxury guest ranches and wilderness resorts in North America, offering carefully crafted Western horsemanship experiences, and a whole host of immersive outdoor adventures.
North Bonaparte Plateau, British Columbia, Canada
Halfway between the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Pacific West Coast
– Helicopter pad at The Ranch
– Float plane dock adjacent to The Ranch
– 108 Mile House Airport (ZMH) for small private jets
– Williams Lake Regional Airport (YWL) for commercial flights
– Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for international flights
***The ranch offers private chauffeur services
Take the easy half-day, scenic drive directly to the resort from Vancouver or from Whistler.
Riding Style & Ability
Western style riding
Beginner to Advanced – All Abilities Welcome
No “nose-to-tail” type riding here!
15 – 20 People
Takeover booking such as; Corporate Groups, Retreats, and Meetings are all welcome
June through September
Rates/ Payment Methods
Starting at $1,395 USD per adult per night, and $895 USD per child per night (ages 0-18)
All payments are to be made by Bank Wire Transfer
* Pricing is subject to changes due to currency fluctuations.
Travel Agents Accepted – This ranch resort works well with travel agents!
Why Equitrekking’s Top 20?
This boutique and remote luxury resort provides intimate and exclusive adventures, tailored for expert horse riders and beginners alike. The freedom derived from unlimited and unescorted riding in the British Columbia wilderness attracts adventure seekers and helps guests to truly escape the rest of the word for serenity. Your horse will be your tour guide while you traverse through the wilds of Siwash—experience a plethora of landscapes, from flats, meadows, and lakes, to rivers, canyons, and forests.
From the Horse’s Mouth
The 7,000 square foot log ranch house has spectacular high-beamed ceilings, plush furniture and vintage fabrics, blending big comfort with rustic elegance.
Surrounded by 10,000 acres of raw wilderness, guests are greeted with personal horses for the duration of their stay, private guides, and the opportunity to ride unescorted. Alternative privately guided adventures include; fly-fishing, 3D all-terrain archery, skeet shooting, hatchet throwing, wilderness survival, fire-ecology hiking, and helicopter safaris. At any time of day, travelers can also hike to waterfalls, relax in the cedar soak hot top, enjoy a wellness massage, or paddle a canoe, kayak or SUP on the shimmering Siwash Lake.
The Ranch at Siwash Lake is an eco-retreat, taking great care to ensure that its practices are sustainable. This luxury ranch and wilderness resort is a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World—one of only four in Canada.
Siwash food is prepared fresh from scratch in an open-plan country kitchen. Pasture-to-plate ingredients, foraged daily from the ranch’s garden, make up this gourmet cuisine. Guests can expect an array of Canadian and international dishes served in perfect portions throughout their stay. Meals are set on the panoramic sundeck of the main ranch house, following a set menu. Here, you will enjoy the lost art of dinner conversation amid Nature, with fine linens, candle light and bottomless glasses of award-winning British Columbia wine.
Ride horses in classic Western style. After being paired with a horse suited to your ability and personality, a private guide will take you through a step-by-step orientation, covering everything from groundwork and grooming, to saddling and riding. Guests may learn how to ride in small private groups at the barn, in the round pen, in the ranch’s rodeo size riding arena, and most often, during impromptu lessons while out on the trails. Advanced riders can enjoy gallops and lopes through double wide grassy tracks, or walks down wild game and cattle routes in the woods with magenta wildflowers brushing your stirrups.