Ranch Stay on an off the grid fully self-sufficient ranch located in South Chilcotin mountain range, BC, Canada



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  • Description


    Ranch Spring Irrigation, fire protection, Cattle Drive and more.

    We have a 375ac off the grid fully self-sufficient cattle ranch located 40kms NW of Lillooet BC in the south chilcotin mountain range. Our Black and Red Angus cattle live a unique life in the small Yalakom Valley, being feed during the winter months from organic Alfa and Timothy grass and during the summer living deep in the mountains forest grazing on natural vegetation and drinking from nearby springs and streams to survive.

    Starting in April I am are looking for 10 people, couples and/or individuals help spring irrigation set up, forest pruning to help protect our ranch against wildfires, during this time we will be taking care of 40+ cattle and later in May we have an annual cattle drive which is a super fun weekend event. Daily routines include 7:30am breakfast, feed the dogs & cattle, generally working from 8am to 1pm-ish leaving the entire afternoon to hang at the lake or go exploring.

    There is lots to do during the spring, hot saunas and cool jump into the lake, hiking, exploring new areas, fires in the evening.

    Please email me for more details.

    Yours truly,


  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will learn how off the grid ranches run and operate plus what it takes to be a cattle rancher.

  • Help


    Most days we start work at 8am, 10 am break and finish up at 1pm. Helping 4-5 hrs a day is normal for a crew of people but the odd time we require more hours due to living off the grid on a ranch.

    We have 2 log cabins, one bus, close to the lake equipped with comfy beds, water, electricity and internet.

    Please consider joining us.


  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We have a few log cabins and a lake for swimming, plus sauna cabin for guests to enjoy when the day is done.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time off there are hundreds of trails, lakes and mountains to discover in the back country around the ranch. Excellent Hiking, Mountian biking, horseback riding (we do not have horses), swimming are at our door step. Our neighour has a local jam/singsong night every Tuesday, many musicians/people from around the area love to visit.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Ranch dog Fox, one happy camper!
Our 1st ever WorkAway crew, May 2017. Stefan, Kira, Elle, Wade, & Pat. One hard working crew!
winter is a beautiful time here on the ranch
Century old wagon left here by the 1907 homesteaders.
Main field looking west from the ridge above the cabins.

Host ref number: 927136846754