Canada dude ranches

BY Jody Dahl | Wed 12 Sep, 2012

Canada dude ranches more than stand up to their US counterparts, providing authentic western dude ranch vacations for adventure travelers and wannabe cowboys. Top50 has found the four very best Canada dude ranches to ensure that your dude ranch vacation is an experience you'll never forget. Choose from Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, Free Rein Ranch, Three Bars Ranch, Tod Mountain Ranch, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and Siwash Lake Ranch - Canada dude ranches that guarantee the ultimate dude ranch vacations.

Dove Lodge Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, Canada

Echo Valley Ranch and Spa in British Columbia is a luxury Canada dude ranch that promises to dissolve your stresses, evaporate your worries and give the you the dude ranch vacation of a lifetime. Adventure travelers can hike in the mountains and through desert canyons, and those after a more relaxing dude ranch vacation can simply relax and indulge at the ranch spa. Located in secluded wilderness, this unique Canada dude ranch is great for older families (over 13s only), couples and those looking to relax in western ranch surroundings. Offering dude ranch vacations for beginner to advanced riders over beautiful countryside, Echo Valley's horseback riding opportunities only add to the relaxing experience.

Guest Ranch Free Rein Ranch, Canada

Free Rein Ranch is a Canada dude ranch located in the secluded wilderness of British Columbia, offering tens of thousands of acres over which to roam on horseback. At Free Rein, dude ranch vacations are all about heading out on horseback for days crammed with adventure. Guests can improve their riding skills in the arena or head out on the trail and explore this Canada dude ranch's remote and stunning landscapes. Guests are really given "free rein" to decide how they would like to spend their dude ranch vacation, whether it's horseback riding, other non-riding activities offered by the Canada dude ranch, or simply relaxing at the ranch. Welcoming children aged seven upwards, Free Rein is great for family dude ranch vacations.

Riding back in through the hay field Three Bars Ranch, Canada

Three Bars Ranch sits in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, and specialzes in family dude ranch vacations and beginner riding opportunities. The Canada dude ranch offers a fully supervised chidren's program for kids aged six upwards, and boasts a diverse non-riding activities and horseback riding program. Despite specialising in family dude ranch vacations, singles and couples can also enjoy a peaceful and relaxing Three Bars' dude ranch vacation tailored to their needs.

Lodge Interior - The guests favourite hang-out after a days riding Tod Mountain Ranch, Canada

Tod Mountain Ranch is a small, exclusive ranch hidden in the Louis Creek Valley and surrounded by forested mountains. This is the only of Top50's Canada dude ranches to offer adult-oriented dude ranch vacations, which guests can enjoy in a relaxing, tranquil environment. Whether you choose to go horseback riding along forest and mountain trails, relax on the deck with a good book, or indulge in a relaxing massage, this Canada dude ranch promises to personalize your dude ranch vacation so you get out of it exactly what you want. A great one for couples and singles looking for peace and tranquility in their dude ranch vacation.

Horseback Riding at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Canada

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is Top50's only luxury tented safari camp and with a coastal location on the edge of Vancouver Island, there are plenty of opportunities for adventure. From whale watching, deep-sea fishing and sailing, to surfing, kayaking and looking for local sea life, this Canada dude ranch won't let you get bored! Take relaxing horseback trail rides through canyons and rainforests, then relax in the spa, hot springs or hot tub. With gourmet food to boot, this is one luxury dude ranch vacation that really does promise the adventure of a lifetime.

Siwash Lake Ranch with horses Siwash Lake Ranch, Canada

Siwash Lake Ranch is another Canada dude ranch with more than a hint of luxury. The authentic 4th-generation luxury dude ranch offers a highly personalised service at the exclusive, intimate hideaway, plus offers action-packed adventure and a unique horseback program tailored to guests' needs. Guests can ride unescorted throug 80,000 acres of British Columbia wilderness, then relax back at the ranch with a spa treatment in the luxury tented spa. With nearly as many staff as there are guests, guest ranch vacations at this Canada dude ranch are guaranteed to be highly personalized with outstanding service.

For more information on Top50's Canada dude ranches, visit their ranch profiles at Top50Ranches.com

TAGS: canada dude ranches, dude ranch vacations, top50 ranches, free rein ranch, tod mountain ranch, echo valley ranch and spa, three bars ranch, family dudes ranches canada, siwash lake ranch, clayoquot wilderness resort

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