Help out at a hostel in the heart of the Yukon, Canada



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  • Description


    We are a small independent hostel located in Haines Junction, Yukon, 160km west of Whitehorse in the heart of the Kluane region, steps away from one of the largest national parks in Canada. Nestled in one of the most iconic setting in Canada, on the Alaska Highway, in a small town of 900 inhabitants, we are located just steps from 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • 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.

  • Help


    We are looking for a volunteer that is 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.) Ideally, the volunteer is trustworthy and is willing to commit to the work required. Knowledge of French and German an asset.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Afrikaans: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will be housed in a wall tent on the property, close to the building. Meals will be provided.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 669757262674