Authentic Horsepacking Experience

These trips are tailored towards advanced intermediate to experienced riders who are looking for a true taste of the unique multi-day backcountry horsepacking adventures that we offerYou will join our wranglers on an authentic hut to hut expedition via horseback as they pack supplies into and between our remote backcountry camps. You can expect to travel along traditional horse packing routes to and from our camps, to gain a broad experience and understanding of the typical day for our wranglers, and to have ample opportunities to learn about the history of horse packing in the region and Tyax Adventures. We offer both a 5 day / 4 night, and 4 day / 3 night tour, and additional days can be added for a premium and if available. Our wrangler guides will uncover the magic of the South Chilcotins as you travel on horseback through remote mountain passes and sub alpine meadows, visit glacier fed alpine lakes, and experience historic trails through a variety of terrainYou will spend your nights in one of our fully serviced backcountry camps – where you will enjoy thoughtful meals and some creature comforts, such as a hot shower. 

RIDE TYPE
5 Day / 4 Night Horsepacking Experience
4 Day / 3 Night Horsepacking Experience
PRICE
$1,945 per person +5% GST, based on a 2-person trip

**single person upgrade at an additional cost – based on availability**

$1600 per person + 5% GST, based on a 2-person trip

**single person upgrade at an additional cost – based on availability**

DISTANCE
70km – 85km 
45km – 60km 
AVERAGE DAILY RIDE TIME
5 – 9 hours
5 – 9 hours
DATES AVAILABLE
June 29th,
July 6th/13th/20th/27th,
August 3rd/10th/17th/24th/31st,
September 7th/14th/21st
July 10th/17th/24th/31st,
August 7th/14th/21st/28th,
September 4th/11th/18th/25th
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Frequently Asked QuestionsHorseback Tours

Does Tyax Adventures offer half day or single full day horseback tours? 

No sorry.  Instead we offer the opportunity for you to join us on either a 5 day / 4 night, or 4 day / 3 night, authentic Chilcotin horsepacking experience. 

**Extra days can be added for an additional cost** 

Does Tyax Adventures have helmets for horseback riding? 

We have a limited number of helmets, however we recommend that you bring your own if possible. If you would like to use one of our helmets please let us know the size in advance so that we can arrange one. 

Do I have to wear a helmet while riding? 

We do not require adults to wear helmets while on tour with us, but it is recommended. Children under the age of 14 must wear a helmet. 

What is the maximum group size, and level of experience required? 

There is a maximum of 2 riders per tour so that guests receive a unique and personal experience. The tours are suitable for advanced intermediate to experienced riders who are comfortable travelling for between 5 to 9 hours, leading their horse, hiking sections of trail, and whom have a good level of base fitness. 

What should I pack and bring? 

Recommended packing list (Click here)

How heavy can my personal bag be? 

Your luggage can weigh up to 25lbs (11kgs)An appropriately sized duffel bag/small backpack works best 

How many kilometers can I expect to ride per day? 

Depending on your particular tour and the route traveled, the distance of your ride each day will vary between 10-30 km typically. 

What are Tyax Adventures backcountry accommodations like? 

Tyax Adventures has a total of five unique, historical and self supported backcountry camps/cabins. Please click here for an overview of them. Our camps/cabins can accommodate up to a total of 10 guests, so please be aware that there maybe other people or groups in overnight with you. 

What is included when staying in our backcountry accommodations? 

 A list of what is included in your backcountry accomodation can be found here

Will there be time to explore the area when not riding? 

Yes, some days where we have shorter travel days or if we are staying in the same camp more than one night you will have time to explore the surrounding area. There are all sorts of daily activities to enjoy along with your trail riding; fishing, wildlife viewing, photography time, hiking, exploration and more. Ask your wrangler about activities. 

Is alcohol allowed? 

Yes. For multi- day trips you can either pre-book your alcohol with us before arriving (you will be sent an order form to do so), or bring your own.  

What if I have special diet requests? 

 If you have any special dietary needs, please notify Tyax Adventures when you book your trip so that we can make the necessary allowances, if possible. 

 Are there Bears and/or Bugs? 

During most tours, we venture into remote country and even though there will be an abundance of wildlife, it can be rare to spot them. With proper precautions, it is unlikely any will bother us on our tours. Certain times of the year there are mosquitoes, black flies, horse flies and other bugs. We recommend you bring bug spray or light long sleeve shirts if you have a tendency to attract them. 

Where is Tyax Adventures base location and Horse Ranch? 

Set on the shores of Tyaughton Lake, Tyax Adventures base of operations (float plane dock etc.) is located approximately five hours by car north of Vancouver and 1.5 hours west of Lillooet.  

If you are instructed to meet your wrangler at Tyax Adventures Pearson Ranch, the address is 555 Gun Creek Road, Gold Bridge, BC. 

More details about our location, and driving directions can be seen here. 

Are you associated with Tyax Lodge and Heliskiing?  

 Tyax Adventures is a separate company from Tyax Lodge and Heliskiing, located adjacent to our base location on the shores of Tyaughton Lake. At Tyax Adventures we have been in operation for 30 years as an Air Charter Service and Guided Tour Company offering multiday backcountry adventures in the South Chilcotin Mountains. 

 What accommodation options are there prior / post tour with Tyax Adventures? 

In the Bridge River Valley there are some excellent accommodation options for pre / post backcountry adventure. Or if you prefer to stay in the valley close to Tyaughton Lake and take daily activities there are many options too. You can find more information on our local recommendations by clicking here. 

What if I have additional questions?   

 Please visit www.tyaxadventures.com, by email at fun@tyaxadventures.com or call us at 1-888-892-9288 and we would be happy to answer your questions. 

Here are a few added service offerings that can make your trip extra special! Please contact us to learn more about these custom opportunities.

  • Additional days can be added for $370 pp – subject to availability
  • Single person upgrade additional cost – subject to availability

Resort Nights

Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa rests on the shores of Tyaughton Lake on the border of the South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park. The Resort is our summer home base where our activity desk greets guests, and where our float plane docks. For those looking for a bit of luxury and indulgence, a night(s) at the resort before or after your adventure might be just what’s in order. Choose from amenities including full spa services, deluxe rooms, fine dining, lakeside recreation and bar service.

Door to Door Flight Service

We are happy to pick you up with our DeHavilland Beaver float plane from a destination near you, and fly you directly into the heart of the Chilcotin Mountains where the magic awaits. Return flights from locations such as Vancouver International Airport, Whistler, Seattle, Tofino… and many more, are available. Please visit our flight page for details.

What our Guests say…

“We had a fantastic tour in the mountains. The trails took us through varying spectacular scenery. The horses were really good and our guides were the best! Best horseback tour ever!!”

- Guest, 2018

“From the beginning to the end, our pack trip with Andrea was absolutely spectacular! We were so impressed with her horsemanship and wilderness skills in guiding us in such a beautiful part of BC. The scenery became overwhelming more beautiful each day. Thank you Tyax Adventures for this wonderful experience and thank you for your support of Back Country Horsemen of BC. It was so much appreciated!”

- Guest, 2019