Harmon / Kane Sign
WHAT WE DO

Preservation and Enhancement of Trails Access

BCHBC believes in the value of our BC trail network and supports the preservation and maintenance of existing infrastructure and trails.

Through collaboration with individuals, government, business and other recreational users of public land, BCHBC strives to preserve and enhance the use of public lands for all equestrians.

The Harmon/Kane Lake Project:  Construction of 13 sites with 26 corrals – a Provincial initiative with direct involvement and support of multiple chapters.

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The Nesakwatch Bridge

The Nesakwatch Bridge

After 20 years, this once beautiful bridge was failing.  This popular section of The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail, or TCT) is important to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.  In the fall of 2019, after conferring with Recreation Sites and Trails (RSTBC), a decision was made to combine resources and replace the aging bridge.  

The Nesakwatch Bridge
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WE CONTRIBUTE

Lundbom Lake Corrals

Our members are involved in consultation and advisory capacities with provincial and local governing agencies dealing with matters of concern to all trail users.

Membership eagerly looks forward to the various work bees – either at their local chapter level or, on a larger scale – where multiple chapters will gather to construct a project (recognized as a Provincial initiative), such as the removal and reconstruction of the corrals at Lundbom Lake recreation area outside of Merritt.

The eagerness comes from the general character of our members and the value placed on their contributions to support the purpose of the society.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Participation in work bees to help maintain and build trails in your local area and/or elsewhere in the province

Many of our active members are eager and willing to put their hands and backs together to get things done.

A favourite quote is:  “Many hands make light work!”

WE RIDE

Trail Riding and Recreation

Whether you are new to trail riding or are a seasoned pro, Back Country Horsemen Society of BC (BCHBC) offers a friendly atmosphere for all interested in trail riding and back country equestrian recreation.

Experience our beautiful BC trails by riding on safe, casual day rides …

WE RIDE

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Churn Creek Protected Area - above the Fraser River

Mount Robson Park - crossing Kinney Gravel Flats

AND SOME MORE
man riding horse off trail

Prince George-Omineca, Fraser River at Hixon

Not always on the trail – Alberni Valley members working the poles and barrels … having a good day in the saddle!

Northwest of the Saskatchewan River crossing near Abraham Lake.

Northwest of the Saskatchewan River crossing near Abraham Lake.

For the more adventurous, you can learn the necessary skills and enjoy packing on extended trips into the wilderness. 

AND THEN WE RIDE EVEN FURTHER!
Great Divide - JNP Smokey River Gravel Flats

The Great Divide

Over the summit … Big Shale

Great Divide JNP - Upright un-named hanging lakes

We’ve been known to climb out of the saddle and simply absorb the view and fresh air!

the Pinnacles - Monashee Mountains

Monashee Mountains

There are many who enjoy the creature comforts of “rig  camping” – some complete with all the bells & whistles …

Wall tent living - Idalene Lakes JNP

 … and some like it best without!

youth riding horse

To encourage the next generation of trail riders, youth registration is free!

WE EDUCATE

LEARN: whatever the question, another member is waiting to share their knowledge with you!

BC Horsemen Clinic

Clinics / Workshops

Real life and situational first aid simulation and teaching

Individual chapters welcome guest speakers such as local veterinarians, farriers, first responders or representatives from BC Parks, Rec Sites & Trails BC, to name a few.

On the trail experiences
Group ride focused on introducing your horse to cattle and keeping everything calm.

WHAT WE DO

REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE ARE DOING WE TEND TO HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH EVERY ACTIVITY

Wells Grey Interchapter Ride 2018

Rendezvous

Hidden Valley InterChapter Ride 2019

If you have an interest in joining an organization with a recognized reputation for volunteerism towards supporting trail maintenance & development and trail riding – both front & back country, we look forward to meeting you!

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