Horseback Rides

Horseback Rides

A must-do for horse lovers… trail ride in the heart of the Rockies.

George Tegart, your guide, is steeped in the history of the Columbia Valley. (We even have a cabin named after the family.) He grew up in the valley and has taken numerous horses to the peaks that surround Nipika.

Our trail rides run Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from May to October. They are intimate, with a maximum of five riders.

Day Trips

(2-3 hours)

The ride starts off with an introduction to your horse and some basic ground work to get you and your horse comfortable with each other.

Once you are on the horse this trip will take you around the Nipika trail system overlooking the Kootenay River. With endless mountain and forest views, you will cross fields of wildflowers and ride along beautiful cliffs.

There will be a number of stops to take pictures and learn some of the history of the area.

This is a perfect trip people with little to no riding experience. Advanced riders will also appreciate the scenery and terrain! Riding time depends on comfort of the participants. Day trips will begin at 10:00 am. Please arrive early to sign waivers.

We will consider requests for other days. Please contact the office at

Cost: $130.oo per person, plus tax

Multi-Day trips.

Multi-day trips are available upon requested.

This trip takes you to some of the furthest points of Nipika’s trail system and back. Expect endless mountain views, fun trails, wildflowers, and possibly wildlife. Hear stories from hunting expeditions of the past. You will get a number of rest stops as well as photo opportunities.

Previous horseback riding experience is a must. This trip is by request only. Please contact the Nipika office at 1-250-342-6516.

Please contact office for price of these trips.

Information & Restrictions

Riding times are approximate.

Bookings are to be completed at least 24-hours prior to the ride. Cancellation policy is 24 hours.

All minors (19 and under) must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Adults must accompany youth under 16 years of age.

To ensure the safety of guests and animals, there is a weight restriction of 220 pounds.

Due to the length and terrain of the trips, we want to ensure guests are in good health with no conditions that disrupt balance.

Please arrive 30 minutes before the ride to complete waivers.

What to wear & bring:

Close-toed shoes, with a small heel if possible; loose fitting or easy to move in pants; hats or helmets; and a raincoat in case the weather changes.

Helmets can be requested and are strongly suggested.

Water and snacks. Lunch for the 6-hour ride.

Don’t miss out on a great adventure!

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