Activities at Birch Bay Ranch

Our many exciting activities are available to book throughout the year! All activities are billed by the hour and are designed to accommodate a maximum of 12 participants per hour. If you're sending your child to one of our summer camps, your child will get to experience most of these activities and much more. Please contact the office if you are interested in booking any of our activities or would like to receive a price list, and be sure to take a look at our packages if you're interested in extending your group's stay overnight!

Horses


Trail Lessons
Our staff will instruct you on basic safety protocol and control of the horse in our large outdoor arena. Once everyone is able to control their own horse, we will take your group on scenic trail ride on our property, which consists of mixed forest and meadow. If it rains, we'll do a fun lesson inside our beautiful indoor arena.
General - Activities - Trail Rides      

Hay Rides
Our hay rides pulled by a team of draft horses can take 20 people at a time on a scenic drive through our 80 acres of mixed forest and meadow.
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Ropes course


Super Wall
Learn rock climbing skills as you attempt our 60-foot concrete climbing wall.
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Super Zipline
Enjoy a panoramic view from the top of our 70-foot zipline as you travel almost half a kilometre to reach the end.
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Wood Climbing Wall
Try out your skills on our 40-foot wooden climbing wall.
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Burma Bridge & Zipline
To complete this activity, you must climb a ladder and cross a burmese-style rope bridge to get to the 50-foot high zipline with free-fall effect.
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K3 Towers
The K3 activities take place on three interconnected towers ranging in height from 45-55 feet. There are a number of activities listed below that can operate from these three towers.

K3 Boardwalk & Zipline
To complete this activity, you must climb a ladder into Tower 1 and cross a plank and rope bridge to get to Tower 3, where you will enjoy a 55-foot high zipline with free-fall effect.
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K3 Traverse
This activity involves climbing a ladder into Tower 2, from which you will traverse across to a nearby tower while suspended in the air. This activity is most often booked in conjunction with the K3 Zipline or with rappelling out of Tower 2.
General - Activities - K3 Traverse

K3 Vinewalk
To complete this activity, you must climb a ladder into Tower 1 and walk across a cable suspended in the air to Tower 2, using ropes (or "vines) for balance. This activity is usually finished by rappelling out of Tower 2, but it could alternatively be booked with the K3 Traverse into Tower 3 to finish with the zipline.

Rappelling
Rappelling is done by lowering yourself down a rope using a device that uses friction to control your speed (think Mission Impossible). We can offer rappelling on its own out of a number of towers on our ropes course, or in conjunction with another activity, such as the K3 Traverse or K3 Vinewalk.
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Ascending
Ascending is the process of climbing up a rope using special devices called "ascenders." This activity does require some coordination to do it quickly!
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Cable Cross
To complete this activity, you must climb up a rope ladder and inch your way across a cable suspended 20 feet in the air while holding onto a rope in front of you. Ring the bell on the other side and you're done!
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Crate Climb
To complete this activity, you must build a stack of crates beneath yourself, balancing on top of the ever-growing tower.
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Low Obstacles
Our ropes course features a low obstacle course perfect for team-building activities or just for playing on! Some of the activities include balance beams, a low version of our vinewalk, a mini-zipline, high rings and more.
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Indoor Climbing Wall
Ages 12 and under can try rock climbing indoors on our 18-foot climbing wall inside our gymnasium.

Others


Archery
Test your aim as you learn to shoot with a bow and arrow.
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Indoor Human Foosball
This activity is a life-sized version of foosball where you're the players! Played in our gymnasium, this activity is very popular in good weather or bad, and can be played with 12-20 people.
General - Activities - Indoor Foosball

WINTEr ACTIVITIES


Sleigh Rides

Get ready to sing "Jingle Bells" as you embark on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a winter wonderland of mixed forest and meadow landscape. Our sleigh rides can accommodate a maximum of 20 people at a time and are available to a temperature of -15°C or warmer.
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Trail Lessons
Our staff will instruct you on safety protocol and control of your horse, and then your group will have fun horseback riding either out on the trails (weather dependent) or inside our large, heated indoor arena.
General - Activities - Indoor Arena

Snowshoeing
Strap on some snowshoes and explore our 80 acres of trails and meadows, with or without a Birch Bay Ranch instructor/guide. This activity is available to a temperature of -15°C or warmer.

Ice Carving
We'll give you the tools to make sculptures out of ice! This activity can be self-led, or we can provide an instructor. This activity is available to a temperature of -15°C or warmer.

Inspiration Trail
Take an outdoor walking journey through nature guided by our knowledgeable staff. You'll use all five senses to engage with the natural environment around you! This activity is available to a temperature of -15°C or warmer.

Selected Ropes Course Activities
Our Super Zipline, Burma Zipline and K3 Ziplines are available without the bridge portion of the activity up to -5°C or warmer during the winter.
General - Winter Super Zip

Indoor Human Foosball
This activity is a life-sized version of foosball where you're the players! Played in our gymnasium, this activity is very popular in good weather or bad, and can be played with 12-20 people.
General - Activities - Indoor Foosball

Indoor Climbing Wall
Ages 12 and under can try rock climbing indoors on our 18-foot climbing wall inside our gymnasium.

Indoor Air Soft Target Shooting
Test your aim as you fire safe Air Soft rifles at targets in our indoor gymnasium.

Self-Led Activities
There is no charge for our selection of self-led activities. We will provide instructions for your group for each of the activities listed below.

Torch Walk
Enjoy a "candle-lit" walk under the stars using our flameless votives to light the way.
Self-Guided Nature Walk
Take a tour through nature using our instructions, which highlight what to observe.
Scavenger Hunts
Choose one of our several hunts, and search for some fun!