Enjoy the outdoors in this central northern BC town in the working wilderness. Canada



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Help finishing a greenhouse shed, deconstructing and rebuilding a balcony porch, and/or help with a publication: content, layout, web design. Mackenzie is in the Rocky Mountain Trench. Forty minutes from the Pine Pass in the northern Rockies. Cariboo to the south, Peace country to the east, Yukon to the north.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Mackenzie is a small mill town in north central BC. Built in the late 1960s, it is still largely surrounded by wilderness. Bear, moose, fox and beaver are common wildlife here. There are many small lakes in the area for fishing, swimming, paddling, and a beautiful lake with a beach right in town! Golf, hiking, horseback riding, camping and mountain-biking are some other activities available. In winter there is x-country skiiing and a ski resort 45 mins east. The town has hiking/ biking trails, including several MTB trails. The mighty Peace River with the WAC Bennett dam to the northeast.

    Mackenzie has a Co-op grocery, library, rec centre w/ pool, nine-hole golf course, a bakery, natural food store, community garden, restaurants, and two pubs. Cultural activities in town include an arts centre with drop-in programs, a potters guild, library, museum, and occasional local music jams. Job opportunities tend to be in forestry, mining or the mills. Some placer mining in the area.

    Some off-gridders and alt-preneurs living up here. They are always happy to share their activities with visitors.

  • Help


    Looking for carpentry help finishing a backyard shed, removing an old hot tub, tearing down and rebuilding back porch. Turning shed into a greenhouse. May be other projects,. eg. gardening, landscaping, depending on what skills you have. Also an opportunity for a completely different skill set: help with a small local publication -- page layout, content generation, writing, graphic design, website design or other!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some French

  • Accommodation


    Clean room in one of two houses with private or shared bathroom. Phone, wi-fi, cat. Buy own food, shared meals if you like, garden veg's, basic staple foods available. Non-smoking home(s).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mackenzie is two hours north of Prince George. Public transportation from south or north via BC Bus North or Pine Pass Transport (limited schedules). Inquire though, as the host may be able to arrange a pick up.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3 hrs a day, pro rated over length of stay.

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