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Historic Li-lik-hel Mine 3-Day Horseback Riding Expedition

Saddle up and search for gold on the historic Li-lik-hel Mine 3-day Horseback Riding Expedition. Spend three days and two nights in British Columbia’s spectacular Coast Mountain Range and gain insight into the life the miners for gold led. You’ll ride by horse on trails originally cut by the miners and have been worn by years of horses hauling gold ore to the rail-head in the early 1900’s.
Where:Pemberton, British Columbia
Price for:1 Participant

Your adventure begins Friday morning at the home ranch in Pemberton and ends Sunday afternoon. During this time, you’ll explore the beautiful mountain range between Birkenhead Lake and the Li-lik-hel mine. Rivers, lakes, forests, alpine meadows, old mine packhorse trails and single track await your exploration. Sure-footed gentle mountain horses will bring you to the base camp. Your guides will set up and cook dinner around the campfire.

Over the three days you will get to know your horse who has been picked to match your abilities.

right and early on the first day of the expedition, the ranch will drive you to the trail head from the ranch in Pemberton where you’ll meet your horse and guides. The first day you will be riding 15 kilometers to the base camp passing by a recent mine claim exploration. At the camp you will then meet up with your luggage.  The base camp is equipped with outdoor plumbing and a hot shower along with tents mounted on platforms to provide that extra level of comfort for you. 

The next day, you will ride to the Li-lik-hel mine where you can explore the original mine site and learn how the old hard rock miners extracted gold ore as they followed the veins in the rock. From the base camp, you can also enjoy horseback rides to a variety of locations of interest. 

Each day ends with comfortable tent lodgings and campfires.

On the third day you will ride out and be back at the ranch by 5 pm.

Duration:  3 days, 2 nights

When: July - September with tours departing on Tuesdays and Fridays.

What’s included:

  • Professional Guide.
  • Horses and tack.
  • Shelters and tents (2 nights’ accommodation).
  • Seven meals, beginning with lunch on the day of your arrival at base camp.
  • Sleeping bags, cots, mats, and riding helmet can also be provided if required.

Need to know:

  • Minimum age for participation is 7 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum height requirement is 4 feet (48 inches).
  • The level of your riding ability will be matched to the character of the horse chosen for you. The horses are very good with guests of all riding abilities.
  • Please wear long pants and closed-toes boots or shoes, preferably with heels.

Whether you are looking for a unique gift idea or fun things to do in Whistler, this horseback riding vacation adventure is the ticket.

This experience takes place at Pemberton, BC, a short drive from Whistler. VIEW MAP


How To Book Your Experience

The Historic Li-lik-hel Mine Expedition has been officially designated as part of the Signature Experiences Collection® by the Canadian Tourism Commission.  The CTC believes that this esteemed group of selectees exemplify “once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences...and show the world what Canada’s tourism brand is all about”.


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