There are several places to go horseback riding around Metro Vancouver. Well known areas such and Langley have acres and acres of farms and horse stables (it is also home to Thunderbird Show Park, an Internationally known show jumping facility). While inside the city of Vancouver, there are not really options for riding, you do not need to go far to find a local stable.
Where to go Horseback Riding Near Vancouver.
Campbell Valley Park (Langley)
Langley is the horse capital of British Columbia, so mentioning horseback riding needs to be at the top of any Langley bucket list. Whether you visit in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, there is horseback riding all year round on the trails of Campbell Valley Park.
Glen Valley Stables is a popular option for those looking for a trail ride. They bring the horses right to the park, so guests do not need to worry about riding on the road in order to access the Campbell Valley Park Riding Trails.
Glen Valley Stables operates year-round (and allows reschedules due to rain) Closed Mondays
Squamish River Horse Adventures (Squamish BC)
About 15 minutes off the main Sea-to-Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler is Squamish River Horse Adventures. This hidden gem offers several ride options and takes all types of riders. Expect beautiful scenery in the Squamish Valley on this horseback ride.
1 and 2-hour Rides – Enjoy mystic old-growth forests, sandy beaches along the powerful Squamish River, several water crossings, and views of glaciers and waterfalls that will take your breath away.
Children’s Pony Ride – For the youngsters in the family! (up to 7 years old) Kid-friendly horses are available for a 15 minute tour around the ranch. Enjoy visiting with our other ranch animals including baby goats, chickens and bunnies!
More Info: https://www.squamishriverhorseadventures.com/
Leghorn Ranch (Pitt Meadows)
Leghorn Ranch offers 1 or 2 hour rides alongside the Alouette River. Enjoy scenic views of the mountains and local wildlife.
Open Tuesday – Sunday Year round
Location: 20254 Old Dewdney Trunk Rd.
More Info: https://www.vancouverhorsebackriding.com/trail-riding/trails/
HorseBack Riding Lessons
The following stables offer horseback riding in Vancouver and surrounding communities:
- Southlands Riding Club
- North Shore Equestrian Centre
- Maple Ridge Equi-Sport Centre
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!