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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10000+ acres/ 4050+ hect
Persons: 1-2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 81649
Region: BC, South Western

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Last Updated: December 12, 2017


Our Ranch is a family-owned working cattle ranch along the Fraser river, in the Coastal mountain range of British Columbia. Just four hours northwest from Kamloops, BC. Over 200 head of cattle. Half a dozen horses. A 10,000 acre range. Pond and creek running through property.

We are looking for 1-2 work exchangers at a time, from March through October. You will be living in an off grid, remote location. Access to Wifi, and Satellite internet available. Stand alone accommodation is available.

A WORK VISA or WORK HOLIDAY VISA is required for non Canadian residents.

Type of help

Cooking / shopping
General Maintenance
Help in the house
Animal care

A minimum of 25 hours per week, is required in exchange for room and board. Free horseback riding and basic horsemanship training is available for beginners.

Note: Helpers will be required to live a rugged lifestyle while staying.

Minimum of 4 weeks is usually required. Able to offer stays from spring through fall if desired.

You will be helping with ranch duties such as irrigating fields, fencing, handling and hearding cattle on range, weed control, gardening, and house work. Carpentry and mechanic skills an asset.


Stand alone log cabin with two bedrooms, wood stove, propane stove, solar powered lights, bathroom, outhouse, and fully furnished. There will be 2-3 meals and showers provided at main house. We provide bedding and towels.

Cultural experience

Be part of a historic, family owned ranch and living style. You will be immersed in an old fashioned homestead, surrounded by spectacular views, and lots of wildlife!

You will learn new skills, and learn or improve your riding skills. You will be able to enjoy riding on thousands of acres through mountains, valleys, plateaus, meadows, along creeks and rivers.

Helpers can explore, hike, take pictures, gold panning, relax. Scout for wildlife such as mountain sheep, mule deer, bears, cougars, wolves, coyotes, bobcats, lynx, eagles, owls, hawks, among others.

Fishing along the Fraser river is available with proper licensing. Helpers are welcome to accompany trips to town, if time permits.

Most of the time you will be riding with an experienced wrangler. Riding gear will be supplied by ranch free of charge.

ANYONE who rides will be required to sign a LEGAL waiver of liability. You will also be REQUIRED to provide proof of travel insurance.

We offer free pick-up from Kamloops airport (4 hours from ranch) or you can take a greyhound bus to Clinton, BC (2 1/2 hours from ranch).

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