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Working at Strathcona Park Lodge

If you are passionate about simple-living, healthy-eating and outdoor recreation, you should consider joining our team. As an off-the-grid wilderness lodge, we pride ourselves in being environmentally sustainable and provide a work environment that fosters adventure, community, and life-long connections. We offer a healthy, drug-free and respectful community, made up of wilderness enthusiasts from around the globe. Our staff embody our core values which we call the “Strathcona Circle”: Stewardship, More with Less, Challenge by Choice, Living on the Edge, Happy Warrior and Generosity of Spirit.

Most staff live on-site and pay between $16 and $21 per day for living expenses. Our food is healthy, wholesome and delicious, and our staff accommodation simple and rustic. Our season runs from March to November.

To be considered as a foreign worker, we require you to have a work permit status obtained prior to your application.

Location

Set on the edge of Upper Campbell Lake, just minutes from the entrance to the provincial park, the Lodge offers a multi-sport Mecca. Whitewater paddling, sport climbing, hiking trails, canoe circuits, sea kayaking destinations and mountain biking areas are all easily accessible from our location. The Lodge itself has excellent swimming in the summer, hiking and running trails year-round, and boasts stunning views down the Elk River Delta.

Reputation

Strathcona has a solid reputation throughout the tourism and guiding industry in British Columbia and Canada. Almost every guide company in B.C. has hired a Strathcona Park Lodge instructor at some point. Our alumni can be found in influential positions throughout the outdoor industry.

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HOUSEKEEPING POSITIONS

Housekeepers

Housekeepers have a keen eye for detail, and don’t mind constantly moving throughout the day. Housekeeping staff work independently and as part of a team.  These are physically demanding jobs due to the nature of the property, and the job itself.

Seasonal: July – October

Please send your resume and cover letter to: 

work@strathconaparklodge.com


FOOD & BEVERAGE POSITIONS

Server

SPL Servers can wrangle a hundred exuberant school children in the Whale Room, but can still spot a guest amidst the crowd.  They are welcoming, maintain a clean work environment, and are knowledgeable of SPL schedules and activities. The Dining Staff work well independently and as part of the kitchen crew.  

Seasonal: September – October

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

 work@strathconaparklodge.com


PROGRAM POSITIONS

Outdoor Education Instructors 

SPL offers high-quality outdoor education and adventure experiences to people of all ages. In the spring and fall season we primarily offer adventure programs to schools, Grade 6 – 12. Programs are typically five days in length, and activities include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and out-tripping. In the summer season we offer programs for youth, adults, families and international adventure tourism guests. Our instructors are generalists who are competent at instructing a range of outdoor pursuits.

We are looking for instructors who are knowledgeable, fun and approachable, with strong leadership qualities. 

Minimum requirements:

  • 40hr Wilderness First Aid (mandatory minimum, must be current for the duration of employment)
  • CPR C (mandatory minimum, must be current for the duration of employment)
  • Clear criminal record check
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Additional preferences:

  • 80hr Wilderness First Aid
  • French
  • Class 4 licence and clean driver’s abstract (strong preference)
  • Teaching experience
  • Extensive personal outdoor experience

Seasonal: September-October

Please send your resume and cover letter to: chiefinstructor@strathconaparklodge.com