Here we share inspirational talks about our transformational journeys!

Our philosophy, based on personal development, reconnecting with nature and conservation and stewardship, is the cornerstone of everything we do and we’d like to share this with you. Each podcast episode focuses on these three pillars that guide us on our journeys to be empowered for facing challenges, develop confidence and to take initiative and responsibility for our lives. Through all of this we grow in confidence. We invite you to join our community and contribute to making this world a better place with your own unique skill sets and characteristics. 

Check out our most recent episodes!

Author: Maaike

Summary: Many of us are held back by fear which stops us fully appreciating life. But breaking out of our comfort zone leads to exceptional results. Fear becomes an excuse not to act and it works against us. Facing our fears creates exceptional results as we are inspired by others and find our sense of purpose.

Author: Colette and Jason

Summary: On our hike journey, we were taught an important lesson about slowing down to enjoy the moment by one of Chilcotin Holidays’ mountain horses. The Chilcotin mountains are a place of undisturbed nature where you can have a true wilderness experience. It’s about the journey, not the destination.

Author: Lisa

Summary: WSF contributes to the sustainability of the Mountain Goat herds through population surveys. Lisa shares her trip, in which she counted Mountain Goats and explains why this is important.

Author: Jasmin

Summary: Do you have the strength and initiative to make a change to realign your values? Jasmin thought she knew what was most valuable to her, but then she realized time was what was really most important. This is how Jasmin made a change to ensure she spends time well.

Author: Lydia

Summary: A wilderness experience with Chilcotin Holidays provides personal transformation, wildlife viewing and empowerment opportunities for both guests and guides. Yet, every pack trip is different, every guest is different, there’s always something new to learn and experience.

Author: Jasmin

Summary: One of the ways we commit to nature conservation as wilderness stewards is by managing invasive plants and educating you about them. One of these is burdock, we’ll tell you how it’s a threat in the Chilcotin Mountains, but also explain some of its benefits.

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Author: Dana

Summary: At the ranch, Dana gained a sense of self worth, responsibility and purpose. She experienced personal growth and shares with you her transformational journey, explaining how she found herself again.

Author: Charlie

Summary: Being a mentor guide with Chilcotin Holidays is so much more than showing our guests the mountains on a relaxing holiday. We empower our guests to learn new skills, develop a deeper nature connection and contribute to the group environment, allowing them to undergo a personal transformation in an authentic wilderness experience.

Author: Jasmin

Summary: This podcast explains to you how the wilderness stewards of the WSF’s conservation work protects the nature and ecosystem of the South Chilcotin Mountains for long into the future.

Author: Charlie

Summary: Recording the number of Bighorn Sheep in the area is vital to understanding the population, determine survival rates and assess how best we can work for the conservation of the species in nature. As wilderness stewards, we record each wildlife sighting so we can create an accurate count of the sheep in the area.

Author: Fenja

Summary: What people want from a holiday has changed in the last decade. Now, the opportunity to get involved with local culture and make your contribution to nature conservation is facilitated by Chilcotin Holidays through unique transformational travel wilderness experiences. An eco-tourism holiday, in the form of a horse packing trip, is the perfect way to make a positive and enduring difference for our environment, allowing you to experience a personal transformation.

Author: Charlie

Summary: Life at the ranch teaches us many valuable skills, from shoeing and packing horses, to navigating through the wilderness. But, the greatest lessons we can learn here are about ourselves as we experience personal growth. We can gain the confidence to face any challenge with responsibility and positivity and take our own initiative. Now, our futures are exciting, not scary. This is my transformational journey.

Author: Charlie

Summary: Charlie introduces our community, and explains the purpose of the Trails to Empowerment website.

Author: Maaike

Summary: I came to the ranch because I needed to make a change. In the supportive ranch environment I was thrown out of my comfort zone, but when I learned to embrace the challenges, I was able to experience personal growth as I took the initiative and began to view everything with a positive outlook. This is my transformational journey.

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