Help at our family-operated, off-grid adventure, glamping and yoga retreat on the Nahatlatch River in Coquitlam, Canada

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  • Last activity: 30 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Our project is a family-owned and operated nature, adventure and yoga retreat resort that is situated at the edge of the jade-green Nahatlatch River in southwest BC. Our resort is off-grid and approx 2.5 hour drive from Greater Vancouver. We offer whitewater rafting, kayaking, scenic float adventures, hiking, yoga retreats and amazing river's edge glamping tents.

    We cater to guests from around the world who are looking for an amazing off-the-beaten track setting and world-class adventures for their vacation.

    Our resort has received the coveted Traveler's Choice from TripAdvisor for 8 consecutive years placing us among the top 1% of resorts globally in terms of guest reviews and one of a very few adventure-style resorts in Canada that has achieved this award for 8 years in a row.

    2023 Update: Our resort opening begins April 10, 2023. We are looking for diligent, hard-working helpers in three primary areas: 1) helpers with building experience (carpentry, plumbing, painting, woodworking, electrical/wiring and general maintenance skills to help with trail building, chain saw work, landscaping, etc) for April, May, June, July, August and early September. 2) helpers with tourism and hospitality experience in areas such as meal preparation/cooking, guest services, and housekeeping/laundry 3) Professional river guides with a working holiday visa or Canadian citizenship status.

    You must have relevant work experience, references and a Canadian SIN number for paid work opportunities. Also, priority will go to those who can stay a minimum 6 weeks. We are especially busy in June, July and August for those with tourism/hospitality experience as this is our prime season. Helpers with building experience are in demand April to September.

    On-site lodging and discounted chef-prepared meals, beverages, snacks, desserts are subject to the work agreement you are looking for. One of the great benefits are the amenities of our adventure resort including campfires, hot tub, volleyball, hiking trails, private beach, hot showers, and full access to our outdoor adventure and yoga programs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a leader in the BC adventure industry with a 40-year history, an international reputation for quality and a perfect safety record. We provide a genuine, authentic Canadian experience for our guests in a spectacular wilderness setting. Meet people from all over the world who are looking to enjoy a natural setting in a very beautiful location about 3 hours drive from downtown Vancouver. We could very well be the highlight of your summer in Canada.

  • 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


    This is an adventure-style resort and our guests stay 1 to 5 nights in river's edge glamping tents. Our most popular adventures are whitewater rafting on three or more rivers and our yoga adventure retreats. Other adventures include lake kayaking, paddleboarding, wilderness hiking.

    Helpers become part of our dedicated team in delivering exceptional customer service to our guests who come from around the world for our amazing rafting and our beautiful setting on the edge of a jade-green river.

    Depending on skills, helpers will assist with meals, cleaning, maintenance, trip support and building/construction (new glamping tents, decks, other amenities).

    We are looking for helpers who are naturally enthusiastic, reliable and willing to put in the extra hand when needed.

    We are a non-smoking, non-vaping resort. If you have a vehicle you can drive off-site. Be respectful of the remote and beautiful environment we live in and the dangers of forest fires and other events that may result from careless use of cigarettes and other devices. As a smoke-free resort, we prefer employees that are interested in wellness, fitness, outdoor adventures and understand the importance of guest care in a resort focused on high-quality experiences.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Shared glamping tents with double or twin beds/mattresses, full linens, night stands and wardrobe units are the primary option. We also have six private rooms and suites that are offered on a priority basis to our key managers and assistant managers and may be available. Helpers should bring own sleeping bag and pillow and a personal tent if they would like to get involved in any overnight adventures outside of our place, but not necessary otherwise.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our prime operating season is May, June, July, August and early September. In April, we need helpers to open our resort and begin our seasonal projects. Helpers enjoy many of the activities right at our resort. Our location is semi-wilderness and we are off the grid, so we live and work in the great outdoors.

    Off days will involve relaxing or enjoying outdoor adventures: imagine canyons, lakes, rivers and mountains.......all in our backyard. We do offer unique events such as our songwriting and yoga retreats and summer music entertainment.

    We have high-speed Internet and cell coverage, even though our location is off-the-beaten track. Thus, you can stay in touch with friends and family. We can arrange to pick up helpers in Boston Bar BC (17 km from us) and we generally can arrange rides from Hope BC most days (you can take a bus from Vancouver to Hope BC. Transport from the Vancouver area may be offered but not guaranteed.

    Given our beautiful, natural setting in the Canadian wilderness and our commitment to health and well-being, our resort is a smoke-free environment. All helpers must respect our smoke-free policy and understand that we all work hard and play hard. Thank you.

  • 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

    Yes, but keep in mind we are off-the-grid and do not have fiber or the high speeds of urban areas. Our proprietary Internet and WIFI system enables most normal business operations and streaming but would not suit gamers, high bandwidth users and those requiring uniformly fast speeds. If you have intensive needs, then our remote location is not ideal. However, if you need daily or weekly Zoom calls with the office or team, standard Internet for emails and streaming then we are an ideal location for you.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Up to 40 hours for paid work

Host ref number: 782263614387

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