We have a beautifully landscaped Eco-friendly, tourist establishment located above the Arctic Circle, just outside the town of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. We provide full-service cabin accommodations and adventure tours, and our 39 beautiful white husky sled dogs are the big attraction all year round!
Help in the house
We help our foreign staff with their English language skills. Getting more physically fit is also a real advantage as the work is very physical. Our natural surroundings have a very calming effect on everyone. However, working with dogs is the most rewarding and educational experience to be had. All of our staff are enrolled in our Husky School program and will be able to gain a vast amount of knowledge about husky sled dogs; how to care for them and how to train them, how to prepare them for adoption and how to manage them as they relate to the other huskies in their kennel complex. The educational benefits gained have enabled some of our staff to be more prepared to pursue their dreams to train for veterinarian careers. Some have started their own dog sledding or dog grooming businesses!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Work for pay involves housekeeping duties, some office work, washing rental vehicles and other misc. jobs. Men usually are more interested in doing yard work, repair and maintenance and cutting firewood with chainsaws (must have experience to do this). Term employment wages are $13.65 per hour up to a maximum of $1,500 per month. Term employment involves a commitment of 6 months to a year.
Most volunteers stay 4-12 weeks. To apply please go to our website and read the VOLUNTEER & EMPLOYMENT page. Please contact us. We need your help and would love to meet you!
Each worker usually gets his or her own private room/cabin (couples can be accommodated together in the same room on request), and there is a shared, fully-equipped staff kitchen and a bath house with running water.
Volunteers can occasionally join tours on a standby basis - such as a trip to the Arctic Ocean and Tuktoyaktuk, an Inuvialuit settlement located on the shores of the Beaufort Sea. Our volunteers can get experiences that they would never get anywhere else! Judi and Olav are very knowledgeable about the far north as they have lived and worked in the Arctic for 36+ years.
We have nice walking trails to enjoy. Canoes are free to use on the lake and staff can fish in the lake or river. The library in town has an excellent selection of books and DVDs to rent, and there are quite a few different sights such as the igloo church and craft shops showcasing the local traditions (and more). Although we prefer that our staff remain on the property for the most part, whenever there are cultural events going on in town such as free craft workshops, movies and concerts in the park, or the weekly market, staff are welcome to join in on these events on their day off.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers