Looking for untouched wilderness and the cowboy way of life? in British Colombia, Canada




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    Beautiful secluded ranch close to the North Thompson river and many great fishing lakes and miles of quiet trails. Nature is exactly what you will find here if you are lucky you might get to see a bear or two and the many bald eagles in the area.
    We are in a very remote area 1.5 hours from Kamloops instead of city life you will find untouched wilderness and lots of animals to love. Get ready to unplug from social media and your phone our internet is very limited. We love a can- do attitude and you will get out of the experience what you put into it. There is independent work to be done as well as team work. My husband works full time in the summer and I work part time. We have weekends off where we enjoy spending at the local lake, camping, swimming or bonfires, there are also rodeos on the occasional weekend. I take the fall and winter off to work on the ranch. There is calving in March and April where there are night checks and babies to help bring into the world. Summer consists of gardening, fencing, irrigation, moving cows and checking on them once they are out to pasture. We are a very hands on ranch and we all help make this place an animal paradise. After a day's work we like to unwind with a swim in the nearby lake in the summer and enjoy a cold beer. We also go for hikes in the local mountains and local waterfalls. Sun Peaks Resort is only 1.5 hours away and the snowboarding and skiing there in the winter is great. There are also lots of local lakes that are great for ice fishing in the winter and a local ski hill and cross country trails. Come learn a little of the cowboy way of life in beautiful British Columbia.

    We need help in March and April for calving. We would love someone who's experience with cows and would like to help bottle feed and check on newborn calves. Someone who does not mind hard work and odd hours. We never know when a new calf is coming!!

    We also need help with getting the fields ready for haying. Tractor work as well as building our new guest loft!! A strong man or a couple would be great for the month of May!!! June, July and August we do irrigation, fencing and haying so again tractor work as well as in the garden. There is always animals to look after and plenty of fun as well. Swimming in the lake and bon fires are a must!!

    During September and October we are looking for help with getting firewood and gathering the cows as well as some construction to finish up and help getting everything ready for winter. A couple or a single strong person with some construction knowledge would be very helpful. We are looking for a self motivated person to help look after the ranch and animals while we are on our holiday.

    A basic English understanding is a must for safety reasons as well as health insurance and insurance in case you break or damage something of ours. If you can not live without social media or texting and calling friends this is not the place for you. We need everyone to be present and not distracted while working.

    Thank you for your interest, Cheers and good luck in your travels.
    Michelle & Len

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Come learn the Canadian way of life!!

  • Help


    We need help with different things around the farm for example painting or carpentry, gardening and animal care. There are many smaller projects as well and depending on your skills and interests we will find something that suits you.
    Horse and cow experience is a plus but not necessary.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In exchange for your help you will get room and board, many great memories and new friends are included.
    There is a rustic cabin available and also a room in the house where there are a few single beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Wells Grey Park is close by with beautiful waterfalls, boating, hiking and camping. In Clearwater there is white water rafting and river kayaking available as well as many lakes for fishing and swimming in the summer. In the summer there are small outdoor concerts from time to time and every Saturday there is a farmers market in town as well. If you have your own vehicle Jasper is only 2.5 hours drive or Sun Peaks in the winter is only 1.5 hours by car. There is downhill mountain biking there in the summer as well as amazing hiking. Having your own vehicle is a major bonus, it give you lots of freedom to enjoy your days off. Public transportation is not really available around here and we do not lend out our personal vehicles anymore.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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