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Want to know what "just another day in the office" means here in 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 5 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".
There is a Chef/Site Manager at the Resort at all times, and the managers live closeby and stop by every once in a while to help out.
Cooking / shopping
Help in 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
You'll also meet many new people, guests from overseas and from within Yukon.
The Chef's dog is very friendly and likes to be taken on walks.
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. Mostly, you'll be doing the cleaning rounds in the morning through the main house and ensure the staff areas are clean and organized.
Sometimes in the afternoon, we just like someone to be in the main house so it is not deserted when someone stops by. You don't really have to do much during that time, can use the internet (20MB per user per day), or do your personal things.
When you're done, make sure to spend as much time as you can outdoors, as this is just the place to be for that!
In the fall & winter time, you can see the Aurora Borealis from this place really well!
We will spend a lot of time training you and you can acquire useful skills in the hospitality industry.
As we spend a lot of our time training our helpers, preference is given to volunteers who stay 3-4 weeks, as it'll take you a while to get used to the setting and how things work.
If you are someone who can busy yourself during time off and doesn't mind to stick around while regular staff is busy shopping or tending to guests, and you don't mind being away from city life for a few weeks, you are the one we're looking for.
Bring work clothes for outside (we have some workaway clothes but not all sizes and certainly not for all temperatures :-)) and 1 set of nice clothing for interaction with guests.
Drop us a note if you want to learn more!
1 furnished room available in the main house basement, 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 in the basement.
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.
there is a huge trail system you can go for walks 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 (i.e. more than 2 hours), we require there be at least 2 people for your own safety!
learning about boating and fishng is also an option. 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 don't have a car, you'd have to be content with the fact that you likely won't make it to town (Whitehorse) during your stay with us.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week