Are you interested to work with guests in a remote and beautiful resort in the south part of the Yukon?? Come stay with us and experience the Far North - enjoy breathtaking views, fishing, canoeing, wildlife and be part of a small team that thrives to offer best service to our guests from near and far!
Uniquely situated on the shore of Tagish Lake, the resort has 8 guest cabins, all of them have lake view, and we welcome people from all over the world.
There is 1 main lodge with a restaurant and bar/lounge as well as outdoor patio.
The cabins are scattered along the lake shore, with the furthest being approx. 150m away from the main house (you'll get some exercise!)
We are located about 1.5hours from Whitehorse, at the end of a 13km gravel road - so you are fairly remote, yet connected with the "outside".
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
you'll have the chance to meet a lot of new and interesting people. You'll experience first hand our famous Northern Hospitality and can be a part of it. The longer you stay, the more you'll learn about this unique area, where caribous walk through the backyard (bears might too!), the neighbours' horses pop in every once in a while and local fishermen stop by with their boats on a Sunday ride.
You'll have the chance to look a professional chef over his shoulder and have the opportunity to learn from hospitality professionals. If this is a field you like to learn more, it's the perfect place to do so.
Also, you'd have time to roam the vast trail system and get to know the Northern Forests. We teach you about bear safety and about the rest of the abundant wildlife in our area.
Southern Yukon is rich in local aboriginal culture and we'll teach you how to use their land respectfully.
There also are canoes and kayaks on the shore of the lake, free for you to use. We will teach you safety and handling of the watercraft. Once learned, you can also give instructions to our guests who want to rent a canoe for the day.
If you proof responsible and skilled, you might also be able to drive a small boat and go fishing if you like. Here as well, we can teach you everything we know (there is A LOT of fish in our lake - just gotta know how to get them!).
Even though remote, the resort has a few neighbours and we are a small community, consisting of dogmushers, welders and trappers, you likely meet and have a chat with over the summer.
And the view never gets old!!!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Even though it's a resort/lodge, we are very small and personal. We are looking for help with the guest cabins and for the restaurant.
You will work and live in a beautiful surrounding and you'll also meet many new people, guests from overseas and from within Yukon.
Once you are familiar with the place and procedures, maybe you can help set-up breakfast, or take care of our winter-coffee station for our guests. You'll be doing the cleaning rounds through the main house and through the cabins. And you might help serve in the restaurant.
During your free time make sure to spend as much time as you can outdoors, as this is just the place to be for that!
During the summer you can go hiking, canoeing, cycling or jogging. There is also some fitness equipment available.
In the fall & winter time, you can see the Aurora Borealis from this place really well!
During the winter you can go snowshoeing or skiing and you can even see the Northern Lights from your room.
We will spend a lot of time training you and you can acquire useful skills in the hospitality industry.
Preference is given to volunteers who stay 2 months minimum, as it'll take you a while to get used to the setting and how things work. Many of our workaways choose to stay longer - up to a year or more.
If you are someone who can busy yourself during time off and if you don't mind being away from city life for longer periods, you are the one we're looking for.
Bring work clothes for outside and one set of nice clothing for interaction with guests. And for the winter you would need warm winter clothing.
Drop us a note if you want to learn more!
2 furnished rooms available in the main house, showers on the same floor, no need to share showers with guests. even your room has views onto the lake!
There is also a pool table and good quality gym equipment available.
Southern Yukon is a great place to be in the summer - historic Carcross is just a few Km away, the resort overlooks the fish rich Tagish Lake and there is options for helpers to take lodge based canoe and kayaks in their time off. also available are 2 mountainbikes for you to use and snow shoes for the winter.
There is a huge trail system you can go for hikes or just relax and bask in the sun.
Always be aware that we live in bear country and that the resort is 13km from the next paved road!
We will teach you about bear safety and you can borrow bearspray from the Lodge if you venture out to explore. For longer outings into the bush, we require there be at least 2 people for your own safety!
The community along the lake is small but a happy crowd, with dogmushers being our next door neighbours, there is never a dull moment. You do need to be able to spend your freetime on your own and enjoy being by yourself at times, when we are busy tending to guests.
Helpers and permanent staff mostly eat together, if possible. So helping with cooking your meals, or prepare them yourself for everyone will be part of your day. The food you'll enjoy is very nice and restaurant quality.
Public transportation is very limited.
Sometimes, people who stay in Canada longer buy a used car for a few months and re-sell it, that gives you a lot more flexibility and you can discover nearby sights during your time off. If you do not have a car, there are occasional opportunities to travel to Whitehorse with one of the staff for a day.
To get you to the site initially, we likely will pick you up in Whitehorse at a day of our choosing around the agreed arrival day.
Do you think you’d like that?
If you want to know more we are happy to give you more info.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, you will be paid