The Nemiah Valley lies in the traditional territory of the Xeni Gwet’in (honey-koteen) First Nation and is home to one of the last remaining herds of wild horses found in North America. The results of recent DNA tests suggest these mustangs are genetically linked to the horses brought to the American continent hundreds of years ago by the Russians and Spanish.
Though there are no official tours, local guest ranches and B&Bs can assist with coordinating wild horse adventures. The remote pristine valley, not connected to the rest of the Chilcotin by road until 1973, is home to members of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation and assorted ranchers, with a number of wilderness hunting and fishing lodges throughout the area. The scenery in this area is truly spectacular and awe inspiring.