The Backcountry Horsemen Of BC, Northwest Chapter
COALMINE CAMP PROJECT
In 2013, our club, BCHBC-NW Began seriously searching for a camp/staging area that club members could use for club events, and riding activities.
In 2017 a site was identified on the banks of the Goat Horn Creek 10 km Southwest of Telkwa.
70 years ago the site was a coal mine processing area.The removal/salvage of one old structure left us with a clean slate for developing a camp/staging area for our club.
The land is owned by a Telkwa Coal Inc. who generously allowed us to develop the area for long-term use.
With the help of a significant Grant from the Wetzin’kwa Forrest Corp., and endless volunteer hours, we have develop the site to a point that it contains:
An arena with horse Shelter
A cabin/clubhouse with attached picnic shelter.
Perimeter and cross fencing.
Seven campsites complete with corrals and running water.
Skills training course
Many kilometres of trails leading from the camp.
Over the next few years we expect to continue to enhance the camp through construction of seven more campsites, improvements to facilities including a shower, a Solar power system, and many more trails.