We are a Resort in the Central Okanagan since 1928, surrounded by true Canadian Wilderness. Our place is family oriented and focuses on outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, hiking, boating and wildlife viewing. We live off grid on a 50 acre property. With a changing climate, hotter temperatures and less precipitation we are experiencing a severe increase in exposure to wildfires. To protect the property we need to implement a program of wildfire mitigation.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
All watercraft will be available for the workawayers when not in use. Improve English and communication skills. Enjoy Canadian wildlife, while hiking, fishing or just relaxing on the front porch. Learn about life and times from 90 years ago. Learn the operation of a Bobcat (skid steer) and wood chipper. Proper use and maintenance of axes, polaskis and saws. Learn basic firefighting (forest and building). Propogation of natural vegetation. Installation and maintenance of emergency water systems. Learn about emergency power supplies. Interaction and education with guests on the fire mitigation process, safety plans and forest practices.
Our season starts mid April and goes to mid October. We need help with wildfire mitigation. Removal of dead trees and tree spacing, landscaping with native ground species, construction of fencing to replace the impacted undergrowth that kept the cattle from reaching the ponds and streams that provide domestic water. Maintenance of hiking trails, installation of sprinklers, maintenance of fire fighting equipment and establishment of safety retreat plan.
Lodge unit, with full cooking facilities, shower and toilet or cabin with cooking facilities and shower access.
Kelowna as well as Lake Country is in prime wine country, local orchards and vineyards, biking trails, join us for shopping, meet locals, hike the historic KVR railway provincial park and trestles. Take a ride on a steam train, explore an historic steam paddle wheeler, or visit an historic oblate mission.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours per day, 5 days a week