Experience new adventures and discover Canadian agriculture and ranchers way of life in West Chilcotin of BC, Canada

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  • Last activity: 24 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are a 3rd generation family owned/operated cattle ranch located in the West Chilcotin of BC, surrounded by beautiful mountains and wildlife. There are many outdoor activities in the area to experience such as hiking, biking and swimming. We run 600 mother cows and 100 replacement heifers, and we keep 100 calves to sell as yearlings the following year. We put up all our own hay on close to 2000 acres. Our animals consist of cattle, horses, dogs and cats. Our busiest time of the year is the spring and summer months. Calving starts at the beginning of April and runs until mid-May then free range turn out begins. This includes range riding on horseback, quads and dirt bikes. As well as range riding we begin irrigating at the same time. Haying begins mid-July. Once fall rolls around we round up the cattle for shipping. Winter hits and work slows down, we mostly spend the days feeding cattle and working on odd jobs. We also do some contracting work building fences and running machinery. Every day is a new adventure with an assortment of jobs to be done. Our interests consist of hiking, mountain biking, dirt biking, canoeing, hunting, snowmobiling and many other outdoor activities.

    The ranch has all amenities such as running water, power, wifi, phone etc. We don't have cell phone service. We have 2 main locations. One is located right in Tatla Lake which consists of a Restaurant, motel, general store and a health clinic etc. This ranch is backed onto Tatla Lake itself. The second location is in a valley, 20 minutes away, with the Homathko river running through it. This ranch is where we all will be staying.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience outdoor life, be part of the family, you will learn a variety of skills about Canadian agriculture and the ranchers way of life. enjoy beautiful scenery, mountains and outdoors. There are many outdoor activities in the area to experience such as hiking, biking and swimming.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • 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


    We normally work along side each other, Tasks vary depending on the season. Examples include: moving cattle, irrigating, haying, moving hay, fencing, calving, mechanicing, firewood, cleaning/cooking etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We supply all food and private bed rooms for each person.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, unless otherwise agreed upon

Host ref number: 676524499459

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