Dog sledding - Helper- Yukon Territory, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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    Unique experience to be part of a small dog sledding operation located in pure Yukon’s Wilderness.

    Hello adventurers, travelers and dog lovers

    I run a small size dog sledding operation (30 dogs) in the beautiful surrounding area of Whitehorse, Yukon (45 min from Whitehorse). I specialize in multi-day expeditions from 3 to 14 days. Living with dogs is a way of life out here. Taking good care of the dogs and sharing time with them is connecting with the real NATURE every day.
    I am currently looking for a reliable, mature and resourceful helper to give me a hand for the daily dog care (feeding, watering and cleaning), dog yard work and some construction work.
    The desired set of skills is: enjoying being outside, working with his/her hand, being in a good physical shape and enjoying the company of dogs.
    Experience with sled dogs and construction background are an asset. Having a car is ideal or minimally a driver licence It is an unpaid position, but the accommodation and the food are provided.
    The accommodation consists in an insulated camper equipped with a wood stove, cooking facilities, cellphone booster and 12V battery.
    Free time to go hiking around or work in town. Located 20 min from the beautiful Kusawa Park and 1 hour away from the vast Kluane Park.
    Couples are welcome
    Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information

    Valued assets:
    Having your own car
    Dependable (autonomous) person.
    Cooking and construction skills

    Couples welcome ( but we'll have little chat first).

    Do not hesitate to contact me for more info
    Best Regards

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Dog sledding is a way of life. Developing complicity with dogs on the trail and sharing their enthusiasm is a life changing experience. Dog sledding has deep roots in the Yukon history. Travelling with dog teams in the wilderness is also travelling back in time and experiencing a simple way of life.

  • Help


    Taking care of sled dogs, Training dogs, helping with construction, helping with day to day activities

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private camper, Wood heated, Cooking facilities.
    Within cellphone rang. Wifi available through cellphone.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    50 min drive of Whitehorse, hiking, skiing, biking, dog sledding, amazing sceneries
    New location is located 20 min from the spectacular Kusawa Park and 45 min from Kluane National Park

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 987433414113