Volunteer and enjoy the Canadian rockies.



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Come join Professional Guide (Ernie) & Professional Interpreter of Natural History (Carol Ann) in our remote acreage in the shadow of Mt Robson (highest peak in the Rockies) 1 1/2 hours west of Jasper National Park.
    We are currently seeking guests(s) from Oct 2018 to Apr 2019 (must commit to a minimum of 6 weeks please). In winter, cross-country ski in the shadow of Mt Robson. Or downhill ski at Marmot Basin in Jasper. Stay in the well-appointed "Africa Room" with your own entrance & bathroom.
    In summer, We have a riding horse & hiking trails galore. Our organic greenhouse, vegetable & herb gardens & apple orchard await your enthusiasm.
    Our ideal guest is a non-smoker/non-partier who, in summer, is interested in learning the organic lifestyle and could happily handle weeding, greenhouse duties, and in winter, housesitting, horse and pet care, snowplowing/blowing, other farm projects such as keeping the water system going during freeze-up, & keeping the house spic and span.
    We are early-to-bed/early-to-rise folks living in a remote place, so this stay is not for extroverts needing social stimulation, but rather those looking for serenity & solitude.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    In winter, we offer a picturesque farm-sitting opportunity with snow removal, animal care, water system and firewood duties.
    Summer through fall, we invite you to help us tend our vegetable/herb/flower gardens, greenhouse, care for & ride our horse, & do general farm maintenance. We serve wholesome, generous omnivorous meals from our gardens & orchard.
    Hosts are quiet, TV-free, early-to-bed/ early-to-rise. You will often be working alone so must be self directed. This workaway experience is not for extroverts, as we are very secluded & remote! Longer stays required - a minimum of 6 weeks in summer & six months in winter.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Stay in in our home, in a well-appointed room with your own bathroom & entrance.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Summer through fall, opportunities to hike, horseback ride & lay in our hammock on the veranda! Enjoy the famous Dunster Ice Cream Social in July & the eclectic Dunster Music Fest in August! We ask that you be very fond of children please as we have a 7 & 9 year old & all live under the same roof!
    In winter, explore the back country on skis or snowshoes or downhill ski at Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park!

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 per week

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