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Canada Ranch Stay Program

Our very cool Ranch Stay program offers you an unpaid job opportunity on a farm or ranch located in some of the most beautiful places in British-Columbia and Alberta, Canada. 

Bonus: you only need a tourist visa in order to participate. 


You’ll help on the farm on 5 days a week between 4-6 hours daily hand in hand with your host family. This experience is a very unique one and recommended only for those, who don’t mind getting dirty. 

If that sounds like you, then you’ll be a member of the family, and be treated with respect. You’ll experience the beauty of the Canadian scenery while sharing ranch work with your host family. 

Experience a very cultural Canadian lifestyle experience first hand. 

On your arrival day in Vancouver you stay for at least one night in the city, because your final destination is most likely too far away to continue your journey on the same day. On your final travel day we will pick you up from your location in Vancouver and bring you to the bus or ferry. The transfer to the ranch is included. 


We listen

Our application form will help us find you the most suitable ranch or farm. It's important to find you the most suited farm or ranch, because your expectations and wishes are important to us. 

We have many different ranches and farms and will be able to find a good fit for you.


Types of Farms & Ranches

Our farms are very different. From cattle farms to horse ranches or little organic farms, the spectrum is wide. That’s why duties vary from place to place. All of them are family owned businesses, taken care of with love, because the farm or ranch is their livelihood. Many farms are involved in organic agriculture and we have built trusted relationships that sometimes reach back more than 15 years with them. Horse lovers can request to be placed on ranches and after work everyone is welcome to discover the area, or even ride horses in the breathtaking terrain.

All Host Families are well screened by our partners in Canada. 



Please go to our prices page  - prices include: full board, one way transfer, room and internet


What else is included?

We will help you sort your flights to Vancouver, for no extra cost with our own Travel Department and some accommodation for the first night unless you'd like us to organise your stay with a host family in Vancouver city. The cost for that is $60NZ per night including full board. 

Once at the ranch all meals are included. The stay includes full board and you will have your own room with Internet access. 

Transfers into the city are easy because the Skytrain runs from the airport. However we can also offer you a private pick up from the airport for an additional $60NZ. Our drivers will drop you off wherever you are going to stay.

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