Come and learn about arboricultural services and forest harvesting. Learn, with the help of a specialist, to maintain Canadian wild trees, ornamental trees and fruit trees. Attend various stages of the wood harvesting process with a professional lumberjack. You can also take part in tree dismantling in urban areas or near the electrical wire or houses. For those who come in the spring, you can attend all stages of the preparation of maple syrup in a traditional sugar shack. We are located in a village almost 350 years old, among the oldest in Canada. You will have access to all the necessary amenities for your comfort. Our village is located in a region renowned for its tourist attractions and local products (cheeses, wines, charcuterie, chocolates, vegetables, seafood and much more). Discover French Canadian culture where it started! Incredible landscapes await you. You will stay in a typical French Canadian house built in 1895. Depending of the season you come it's posible to be close of sea animal like seal and whales. You can also have the chance to see canadian wild life in our own forest lands. We hope to see you soon!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The place where we live is very rich in French Canadian culture. Many traditional tourist sites and Quebec City are close to us and we will be happy to let you discover them if you ask for. We speak french and english.
With a certified lumberjack, you will learn knowledge in the following topics:
safe chainsaw handling (basic) and maintenance;
off-road vehicle driving (Yamaha 4x4 utility ATV);
using elevation tool 45 or 55 feet hight;
basic mechanic on arborist tool's and saw
tree felling (basic);
tree pruning (basic);
safety measures on working in the forest;
advice and survival tips in the forest;
lumberjack first aid and medical first responder;
maple syrup manufacturing process with visit in a real sugar shack;
history of the forestry industry in Canada;
the history of Canada and province of Quebec;
East coast Canada's wildlife.
Remember: you are motivate to learn, to discover new things, you are in good physical condition and good healt?? This is your place! Also remember that the longer you stay, the more you will learn and develop skills and knowledge.
Help the gardening work, housekeeping, cooking, various little outdoor task, tree trimming (with the help and guidance needed), assist the arborist in small support tasks. The thing is to make you discover not have you as an employee. Help the arborist to clean the site after the work. You will help with various outdoor tasks around the house.
Private bedroom and bathroom, wifi, 3 meals a day, washer and dryer for your clothes, local transportation.
We speak English and French. We are located in the province of Quebec in the Kamouraska area. On site you will have access to various outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, hiking in the forest or in the mountains, museums, cinema, professional hockey (from October to March), good restaurants, pubs and much more . There are many cultural learning opportunities here. We will be happy to introduce you through our knowledge. BUT!!!! : remember you are the only one creator of your happiness. If you come here whit a bad attitude or because you cant find an other place, it will be verry boring for you. We will be happy to help you by providing you with transportation if you have a specific place to visit or if you want a guide, we can help you without problem. But remember that you are the master of your trip, we suppose that you are a responsible person who has previously planned his visit to Canada. Ask all the necessary questions before coming and we will answer them with pleasure. Also, be motivated, and respectful to the people who receive you. We expect to receive motivated people to learn a new culture, a new language, and some knowledge and skills that may be useful to you at any time in your life totally free in exchange of a minimum of help in small tasks at home. Know how to take advantage of this opportunity with a minimum of motivation and smile! Dont worry be happy!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week