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We have the privilege of living on a Wonderful 125-Acre Ranch with a Panoramic View of Mount Arrowsmith and Mount Moriarity; which we enjoy sharing with other Horse-Lovers!

Located 15 minutes from North Nanaimo, five minutes from Parksville we have the best of all worlds. Young riders learn to ride their first pony; older riders can satisfy their dreams as well – with our experienced instructors. If you are not a rider yet and would like to be; you will learn how to care for a horse and ride at your own pace.

For those of you who would like to be at a friendly laid-back place and join in lots of trail rides, this is the barn for you. Stay in our lovely ranch accommodations or book a spot on Paradise Farm RV Park and enjoy the perfect jumping off point for trail riding in Vancouver Island.

We Acknowledge that in “Nanoose Bay” we work and reside on the ancestral unceded shared territory of the Snaw-naw-as First Nation, who, along with 18 other tribes in the Salish Sea, are Coast Salish people who have lived here since time immemorial.

Trail rides, riding lessons, and vacation gift certificates make a great gift any time of year!

Explore Our Tripadvisor Reviews

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Great Trail Ride!

We had a fantastic time! Our guide, Abby, was super friendly, helpful, and shared knowledge about the horses and property along the ride. The horses were very sweet and calm - we had Storm and Stormy. The grounds were very well kept as well. Cannot wait to go back!

– Dana R, Tripadvisor
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Awesome trail ride

We had a fabulous two hour trail ride with Kat. She was amazing - so knowledgable and friendly and clearly really cared about the horses as well as the clients.

– DebsDownUnder, Tripadvisor
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Stress Relieving!

Had the most amazing experience riding the trails at Paradise Acres Ranch. Our trail guide was fabulous and put the whole group at ease, the horse were wonderful. Will definitely be coming back again!

– Taylor B, Tripadvisor
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Excellent ride!

What a wonderful experience. My daughter and two nephews went on a one hour trail ride. Their guide was Kat. Kat was a fantastic teacher and guide and genuinely enjoyed her job. Great attention was paid to each rider and it was an excellent experience all around. Highly recommend!!

– Stephanie C, TripAdvisor
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Great Ride

It was a wonderful ride. On a hot day there was lots of shade so not uncomfortable. The horses are well trained and the guides are great. Looking forward to going again soon.

– Marsha C, TripAdvisor
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Horses are healthy and well trained for trail riding even with beginner kids! We had such a nice ride. The property is beautiful - experience of a lifetime!

– Lyndsey M, Tripadvisor