Buck Ridge Ranch and Gardens, Quesnel B.C. Canada



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    Experience the Canadian Wilderness like never before from the back gate of our amazing and tranquil haven.
    Located on the upper benches of the mighty Fraser River in the heart of the North Cariboo region, our recently purchased farm is truly a diamond in the rough.
    Forests, lakes, mountains, creeks, grasslands and rivers are all part of our unique and peaceful location.

    We are an energetic, middle aged couple with three adult children of which two are married. Our farming background goes back well over 20 years and includes poultry, cattle, crops, vegetables, fruit, horticulture, and egg production. We follow many non-traditional farming methods that lean heavily toward environmental stewardship and long term sustainability. Rosie has her Master Gardener Certificate and both of us have completed numerous Holistic Management courses and workshops.
    Given our background, education, and love for helping others, we have become involved with teaching people in Cuba how to grow their own food and raise livestock. We have a passion to see lives of under privileged people in this world gain a better life and are therefore strong supporters of micro-business projects in places like Haiti, Ethiopia and Cuba.
    Having sold our cattle ranch and poultry business in 2018, we are looking forward to developing our “new” 160 acre property into a small productive farm which will include crop, vegetable (especially garlic), fruit, Christmas Tree, and cattle production.
    We hope you will consider joining us as we strive to steward the land under our guardianship and make a difference in the lives of people both locally and abroad.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While at our farm, you will learn the importance of managing land in a sustainable way through holistic management practices. Our goal is to leave the land healthier for the next generation of people who will be owning it. You will experience Canadian cooking, improve your English, and marvel at the sights you will see when exploring the wilderness surrounding the ranch.

  • Help


    Help rejuvenate an old neglected property into a thriving organic farm. Learning opportunities will include garlic crop production, establishment of a new garden and greenhouse, tending a small orchard, food preservation methods, fencing projects, establishment of a livestock watering system, intensive forest management, building renovations and many other projects that may pop up during the day.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Comfortably furnished bedroom in the main ranch house. All meals are provided, however preparation for breakfast and lunch is your responsibility. Dinner will be a joint effort and always eaten together so we can reminisce about the days activities and any questions you may have regarding our farming practices, lifestyle etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Wildlife viewing on our 160 acre land base is frequent, as our isolated setting at the end of a dirt road is surrounded by forests.
    Our ranch in located in the historic Cariboo, home of the Cariboo Gold Rush. Located nearby is Barkerville, Canada's largest historic site visited by many international guests each year.
    Hiking, fishing, canoeing, ATV'ing, mountain biking, rock climbing and wilderness camping are just a few of the activities you might experience during your stay with us.
    Internet is not available at the ranch, however we travel to Quesnel or Williams Lake once a week where you will have the opportunity to catch up with family and friends at several, free internet cafe's in the charming downtown core. Buying a SIM card with a good data package is highly recommended as this will give you internet between trips to town.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    (max 25 hours) 5 hours a day, 5 days a week,

cattle grazing in the summer

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