Unique experience with different projects including local salmon enhancement on Stuart Island



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  • Description


    Stuart Island, where you'll be staying, is a beautiful secluded island, accessible only by boat or sea plane. We're 35 nautical miles northwest of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. Working and living on this pristine island and commuting to Sonora Island to the Salmon Enhancement Hatchery, nestled in the center of Sonora Resort, across the Yucultas Rapids from Stuart Island is a quick 5 minute trip by boat.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The unique experience of living on a small remote island completely off the grid and everything that entails. The locals are friendly and there are lots of interesting characters that love to share stories of the area and its history. Just looking out the window here you can see whales, dolphins, porpoise, sea lions, bald eagles and with a short boat trip there are grizzlies and black bears. There are many social events in the area over the season such as the Shoal Bay Music Festival, the Gillard Pass Annual Salmon Enhancement Auction at Big Bay. The Community Centre at Big Bay also has an assortment of events during the season.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Landscaping and removing overgrowth in the yard. Repairs to the standing wharf and the dock. Cutting and stacking firewood. Participating in the local Salmon Enhancement project which could include fish tagging, rearing, transporting and releasing to the wild in the spring or brood stock capture in the fall.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A separate twin occupancy room with en-suite just off the main house in a private bay. Meals will be supplied by the resident chef.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off you can go fishing, clamming, mussel or oyster collecting. There are plenty of trails in the area for hiking to viewpoints and lakes, some with boats available for your use. Or, you can just hang out and enjoy the ambiance, scenery and wildlife.

  • A little more information

    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 186114821534