Come work at SPL

Are you looking for a place to live and work filled with fun, kind, compassionate, hardworking, adventure-seeking individuals like yourself? Join our team for 2023 and beyond, and experience our stellar community, beautiful scenery, and exciting adventure opportunities. The majority of seasonal positions run from early April to the end of October. 

Our Dream Team is:
  • Passionate about outdoor education and connection
  • Inspired by SPL’s mission and core values
  • Diverse in skills, education, cultural backgrounds (BIPOC), genders,  LGBTQ2S+, and any other equity seeking groups
  • Able to thrive in an off grid, environmentally aware, road access wilderness lodge setting
  • Clean living in our drug and smoke free property
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

If you would like more information, feel free to call at 250 286-3122, or email

If you would like to apply, please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to

Please note: All job offers are contingent upon a valid work permit, passing a Vulnerable Sector Police Check and the successful completion of all required certifications.

Housekeeping Manager

Some call it Adventure Housekeeping taking care of the public and private spaces over the acres of upper and lower property.   The Housekeeping Manager builds a culture of teamwork and purpose among staff who take care of our indoor spaces, integrating their work into SPL’s broader ecological values.  The Housekeeping Manager has a keen eye for detail teaching staff to efficiently put care and attention to those standards. This role requires super organising skills and is both managerial and hands-on.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Train, motivate and role model good housekeeping practices
  • Organise self and others for efficient time management
  • Plan and schedule based on bookings, looking at daily, weekly and annual projections
  • Team oriented and able to work independently
  • Inspecting others’ work while coaching staff to self monitor their work as well
  • Monitoring inventories.  Purchasing environmentally responsible supplies as required.
  • Working closely with Management Team members to coordinate details including maintenance, set up for groups or programs, and client needs.

Required Skills:

  • Class 5 driver’s licence and clean driver’s abstract 
  • Computer skills, working with booking system, online ordering etc 
  • Housekeeping experience
  • Experience supervising people preferred
  • Physically capable – walking on uneven ground, lifting and carrying, sometimes making bunk beds in tight spaces

Reports to: Managing Director

Terms & Conditions

  • Seasonal employment from February to November. 
  • Successful completion of criminal record check and legal entitlement to work in Canada.

Closing date: February 5, 2023

Co-Manager of Instructional Staff

The Chief Instructor  coordinates and mentors instructional staff to ensure quality program delivery and to create exceptional guest experiences.

You are a dedicated outdoor educator and believe in the value of experiential education. Our environment is dynamic, so a positive attitude towards change and the unexpected is crucial.  You are self-motivated, flexible and creative and work well both collaborating with your colleagues and inspiring instructors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, select and hire instructional staff
  • Supervise instructional staff; providing feedback, coaching and mentoring
  • Schedule instructional staff in collaboration with co-Chief Instructor and Program Managers (PM) 
  • Design and deliver instructor training for SPL programs
  • Conduct meetings with instructors and clients
  • Represent instructional staff in management meetings and on community issues
  • Develop educational program curriculum for the range of SPL clients
  • Maintain safety standards for all SPL programs; risk assessment and prevention
  • Field work, including instructing, guiding, training and mentoring
  • Other related duties as required

Required Skills:

  • Current 80+ hour Wilderness First Aid certificate
  • CPR C (mandatory minimum, must be current for the duration of employment)
  • Class 4 licence and clean driver’s abstract required
  • Certification or diploma/degree in outdoor activities
  • Outdoor education and/or teaching experience
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency with computers
  • Problem solving, multi-tasking, team building, ethics
  • Fluency in French is an asset

Reports to: Managing Director

Terms & Conditions

  • Seasonal employment from February to November. 
  • Successful completion of criminal record check and legal entitlement to work in Canada.
  • Living on-site is required.

Closing date: February 5th, 2023

Guest Services Positions

Guest Services staff ensure that our guests are welcome and comfortable on site and in their accommodations.   For our clients, the first point of contact may be the Guest Service Agent or it may be walking into the restful space maintained by the Housekeeping team.  Do you like to connect with newcomers and returning guests, help them dream about and plan their Strathcona experiences and book their (return) stay?  Or do you like to move about our wilderness property going from cabin to chalet to public space working with a team?  Guest Services takes care of our guests.

Programs Positions

SPL offers quality outdoor education and adventure experiences to people of all ages.   Our instructors are generalists who are competent at instructing a range of outdoor pursuits. We are looking for accomplished outdoor educators with extensive technical and facilitation skills, and the passion and compassion to inspire our clients.

Culinary Positions

The Whale Room dining hall is the heart of our community where guests and staff join together at set meal times.   We cater to a wide variety of ages, groups, palettes, using a simple food philosophy – using whole, mostly local and seasonal ingredients to make sure that all our clientele are well fuelled for their adventures.   Whether it’s our youth outdoor education students, athletes at a training camp or other groups, individual guests and families, and our staff, the Food and Beverage department is there to make sure that everyone is provided with wholesome, delicious food in a welcoming environment. Training, learning opportunities, and flexible scheduling where possible to allow for adventures are all some of the  perks which make working in the department such a rewarding experience.

Maintenance and Grounds Positions

SPL is an ‘off the grid’ facility and has its own hydro plant, alternative energy supplies, generator, small logging & milling operations and septic systems. The maintenance crew are a crucial part of the running of SPL, making sure our property is beautiful and safe for our guests, as well as making sure all of our systems are running smoothly.