Cattle DrivesThe Blackwater-Spruce Guest Ranch is located in the lower Blackwater Valley, north-west of the City of Quesnel, in the Cariboo Chilcotin region of BC, Canada. The ranch is near the geographical centre of British Columbia … and it's a real working cattle ranch with a lot of nature and history at its doorstep.

The Blackwater-Spruce Guest Ranch is approximately 30 km from "Kilometer 0" of the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, an 8000 year old trail with significant importance in British Columbia's early history. Join us and trace the Blackwater / West Road River route of the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail -- the adventure is deep … memorable … and some of the finest scenery in BC awaits you.

Ever thought of going on a real cattle drive? The Blackwater-Spruce Guest Ranch has prime BC Interior cattle that need to be moved out to open range. This is a chance to enjoy real western vacations. Twice a year there are cattle drives where there's lot's of adventure for you. This is true excitement as you re-live the activities of Pan Philips, one of the earliest cattlemen of the region!

Horseback RidingTake an adventure trip with Blackwater-Spruce Guest Ranch and observe the ancient trail markings as you go through forests, over hills, through streams and rivers along the prehistoric route known by the name of Carrier Trade Route, now part of the Heritage trail. At the end of the day you'll camp early and enjoy the dazzling beauty of stars in the night sky.

Every where you turn, along the way in the beautiful Blackwater region of BC's Cariboo Chilcotin, another beautiful creature flies by or skips across the water. Here, eagles fly high and co-exist with the peregrines, ospreys, bears, beavers, deer, coyote, ducks of all kinds. Pelicans fly so close to the water they glide by using the river as their highway as they make their way to the feeding grounds. Loons on the local lakes and streams cry out for all to hear as you walk through their meadows and brooks.

Wagon RidesGuests of the Blackwater-Spruce Guest Ranch stay in one of their cabins which have all the comforts of home. They offer luxurious comforters; soft pillows and all beds are covered by mosquito nets. The cabins have a sitting area and are stocked with the latest reading materials. On the overnight trail rides they have tent camps, and meals are cooked on an open campfire … cowboy style. At the Blackwater-Spruce Guest Ranch itself all meals are home-cooked. There are also evening campfires to relax at as you enjoy the flickering flames … and a large play area for the kids.

Whether for an adventure along the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, camping, canoeing or experiencing ranch life, come spend time with the Blackwater-Spruce Guest Ranch in the North Cariboo! Join them on one of their scheduled trips … the wagon is hooked up and ready go.

Authentic Guest Ranch & Western Vacations in BC's Cariboo Chilcotin.

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