Work at Strathcona 

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 2022 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

The majority of our staff live on site in simple accommodation, and pay about $20/day for food and rent, a little less for more rustic accommodation and a little more for more amenities.

Please see below for Job positions/descriptions/dates/wage.  Check back – additional positions for Guest Services and Food & Beverage will be added by mid December.

For more information or to apply with cover letter and resume please email or call 250 286-3122.

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.

Programs Positions

Outdoor Education Instructor 

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.

Spring & Fall programs: Week long adventure programs for Grades 7-12 

Summer programs:  From day programs to multi-day adventures in the mountains, ocean, rivers and lakes with a range of ages and client groups.

Room for creativity:  Each instructor comes with their own unique passions, whether it be promoting mindfulness and connection to self and nature, nature interpretation, to teaching about climate change and the importance of carbon. We encourage instructors to bring these passions into their programming where possible around SPL curriculums.

Qualities:  hard working, ability to work with all ages, flexible and understanding towards change, ability to work independently as well as within a team environment, ability to handle multiple responsibilities while maintaining awareness around risk management, ability to serve both roles as an outdoor educator and/or private guide.

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 (Highly recommended)
  • Other hard skill based certifications (Sea kayak guide, Rope skills, SRT, etc) 
  • Ability to instruct in French
  • Class 4 licence and clean driver’s abstract
  • Teaching experience
  • Extensive personal and/or professional outdoor experience

Reports to: Manager of Instructional Staff

Dates:  Seasonal full time – April – October (New staff start either April or late August) 

Wage: $140-$164 per diem- Determined by education, certifications, and experience


For more information or to apply to any of the above positions please email or call 250 286-3122.