This Pemberton horseback tour is the perfect birthday gift for under $200

Picture this: there’s a warm breeze rustling through the trees, the wildflowers and grasses are swaying back and forth.

In the distance you hear the gentle sound of the Ryan and Lillooet rivers making their way through the mountain valley. The sun is low in the sky creating golden, dappled beams through the leaves of the trees that line the trail.

After a refreshing drink for the horses at the river, you and your steed continue along winding paths under the watchful eye of Mount Currie, on a guided horseback ride of the famous Pemberton Valley trails.

Now, doesn’t that sound like a fantastic way to spend a birthday? We sure think so!

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Pemberton Valley 2-hour horseback riding tour

$159 per person

Includes a wonderful horse hand-picked to match your ability and personality, helmet, professional cowboy/cowgirl as your guide, lots of stunning photo opportunities, riding tailored to your ability (experts and beginners welcome).

Rides leave from the Copper Cayuse Ranch in Pemberton

Book online or call 1 604 698 7751

Horseback riding in the mountains: what to expect

Our horseback riding tours are regularly cited as one of the best things to do in Whistler in the summer (even though we’re in Pemberton! That’s how much people enjoy them). Our tours run from spring to fall and the weather in Pemberton in the summer is fantastic.

The seasonal average from June - September is between 22ºC (71.6f) and 27ºC (80.6f). 

Related blog post: You can do this overnight horseback riding trip near Whistler even if you've never ridden a horse

Check out the Pemberton Tourism website for current Pemberton weather and daily forecasts. 

Your horse will have 2 small saddlebags with just enough space for water, snacks and a camera. We recommend all guests wear closed-toe shoes with a slight heel (hiking boots work well) and also bring a light long-sleeve, hat, sunglasses. Extra points for bringing your own cowboy hat and cowboy boots!

Why Pemberton is the best place for horseback adventures

A picturesque fishing, ranching, and farming town, Pemberton was only accessible by train until the 1960’s. Horseback riding was the primary mode of transportation for many residents. In fact, there are still wild horses running free in herds around in the valley. If you drive (slowly) along the Pemberton Valley road in the summer you will likely see them.

Horses are part of the history and daily life (and the family) here.

Where is Pemberton, BC?

Pemberton is a small village (population less than 3000 people) in the Sea To Sky Corridor, southwestern British Columbia. The main village centre is nestled at the based of Mt Currie a spectacular mountain that has been featured in numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows.

Drive times:

  • Vancouver to Pemberton: drive time 2 hrs, distance 154 km

  • Squamish to Pemberton: drive time 1 hrs.15 mins, distance 91 km

  • Whistler to Pemberton: drive time 30 min, distance 33 km

The village of Pemberton, Copper Cayuse and our horseback riding trails, sit within the traditional unceded territory of the Líl̓wat Nation. We honour the language, culture and history of the Lil´wat people and consider ourselves caretakers and stewards of their lands which extends from Rubble Creek, north to Gates Lake, east to the Upper Stein Valley and west to the coastal inlets of the Pacific Ocean near Squamish.

At 797,131 hectares, the Líl̓wat Nation’s traditional territory is approximately one-quarter of the size of Vancouver Island and features a rich diversity of natural resources and incredible landscapes. –

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We hope to see you on a ride very soon!