Paid positions at our hostel in the heart of the Yukon, Canada

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small independent hostel located in Haines Junction, Yukon, 160km west of Whitehorse in the heart of the Kluane (pronounced kloo-a-nee) region. Nestled in one of the most iconic setting in Canada, on the Alaska Highway, in a small town of 900 inhabitants, Haines Junction sits at the edge of one of the largest national parks in Canada. home to the largest non-polar icefield in the world.

    The hostel opened in 2015 and we pride ourselves on offering hostel accommodations with hotel standards. The hostel has become an integral part of the community and is a hub for local adventurers and artists alike.

    Food will be the responsibility of the workawayer, but we offer the Yukon minimum wage of CAD 15.20 per hour worked.

    Please note that we can only accept Canadian citizens or those with valid work visas.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn and experience the rural Yukon, view untouched wilderness and wildlife, experience mountain living in a natural environment.

    Haines Junction is also home to the Champagne Aishik First Nation and offers great opportunities for connection and learning about First Nations culture in Canada. Our little mountain village is multi-cultural mix of people, all who have chosen the Yukon as home. The Yukon abounds with history, from the First Peoples to the Gold Rush of 1898 to the building of the Alaska Highway.

    Kluane National parks offers a large variety of trails (single or multi-day hikes) and opportunities for exploration and contains 12 of the 15 highest mountains in North America. On your days off, you'll have the chance to hike, view wildlife and should you wish, catch a ride to Whitehorse to take in more of the Yukon culture. Haines Junction is a vibrant, progressive community, filled with music and events all summer long (Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Chilkat International Bike Relay, weekly music at the local bakery featuring Yukon and Canadian Artists), a weekly market and a local Artist's Guild store open daily.

    Our hostel hosts travelers from all over the world, most being adventurers with amazing stories to tell around our nightly campfire.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for employees that are willing to commit for a minimum of two weeks from the beginning of May to the end of August to help with general duties in the hostel (cleaning, making beds, etc.), as well as guest relations. Ideally, the employees are trustworthy, able to work with minimal supervisision and are willing to commit to the work required. Knowledge of French and German an asset. A vehicle is available for travel, employees will be responsible for fuel.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Afrikaans: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Staff is housed in private accomodations on the property, close to the building. Food will be the responsibility of the workaway, but we offer the Yukon minimum wage of CAD 15.20 per hour worked. As such, we can only accept Canadian citizens or travelers with valid work visas in Canada.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hiking, fishing, canoeing, rafting and general exploration. We are located 240km from Haines Alaska and 160km from Whitehorse. Although transportation can be difficult, volunteers will have access to a vehicle or lifts if necessary. There are plenty of opportunities to experience the North on your days off!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 669757262674

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