Chilcotin Holidays is an eco-tourism operator who creates unique adventures located in the South of the Chilcotin Ark. Our mission is to use wilderness trips as an incentive for creating deeper connections with self and nature, create an environment that facilitates personal development and transformation, and build a community of people dedicated to changing the world through wilderness stewardship. Our conservation trips are more than a vacation. Each wilderness experience is a vehicle to facilitate our guests’ connection with nature, stewardship of the wilderness and personal empowerment. Wilderness experience conservation trips can be horse or hike based. Other trips include fishing, winter adventures and hands-on training programs that prioritize nature connection, conservation and personal development.
You will take your guests out into the wilderness of the Chilcotin Ark and guide them through the beautiful undisturbed landscapes while teaching them about the nature around and within them. You will organize and facilitate hiking or horse pack trips which provide your guests with hands-on experience in wildlife identification, behaviour and habits and conservation. Being a guide includes the following, but is not limited to:
Planning, preparing and leading hiking and horse pack trips into the remote back country
Navigation along wilderness trails and following trail procedures and environmental guidelines
Camp preparation and management
A great understanding of local flora and fauna and sharing your knowledge with your guests
Creating transformational experiences for guests focusing on involvement and reflection
Responsibility and initiative taking as well as accountability
Ability to handle stressful situations
Empowered, capable leader who takes charge
High level of situational awareness
A broad range of wilderness skills and experiences
Wildlife safety, with a focus on bear safety and first aid
Horsemanship including, western riding, saddling, packing and shoeing as well as range management
Participation in Conservation projects
Nature connection, conservation and stewardship and personal development
We expect you to be self-motivated and comfortable with living on a guest ranch in the wilderness and working in a remote environment. You will be provided with accommodation and full board onsite
Personal Growth is a priority, we facilitate the environment and material for you to grow and evolve towards your best self.
Your job is a journey that can transform your life as much as you are committed to your personal development and invest in yourself.
Opportunities match responsibility taken and include attending external workshops and learning new skills and gaining knowledge
Hands-on experience and insights into Nature Conservation, contributing to something bigger and a positive change in the world.
We support each other in our goals and mission and share our personal experiences every day.
Live and work in a remote wilderness environment where you can reconnect with nature and yourself.
Would you like to work as guide, but don’t have the necessary skills? No problem, we are also offering Guide Schools which are a great opportunity to gain practical work experience as a guide and immediately apply them. Room and full board is provided on site. We expect you to be self-motivated and comfortable with living on a guest ranch in the wilderness and working in a remote environment.
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): (Wilderness) First Aid Certificate, Guide certification, Valid driver's licence, Criminal record check
Experience: 1- 2 years in outdoor guiding and trail riding
Languages: Good English, other languages are a plus
Specific Skills: Assemble camping gear and supplies, Advise on safety and regulations, Plan trips, Set up and take down camps, Provide outdoor, wilderness and wildlife instruction, Prevent legislation violations, Handle and care for livestock, conservation projects
Essential Skills: Teamwork, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Job task planning and organizing, Significant use of memory, Continuous learning, Determination, Orienteering skills
The process starts by filling out our Wilderness Readiness Survey:
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Post Date: March 16, 2023
3300 Gun Creek Road
Chilcotin Holidays is a wilderness tourism business located in the South Chilcotin Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. Our mission is to use our remote wilderness setting as a vehicle for a holiday, wilderness stewardship and self-development. We achieve this by focusing on methods that will inspire individuals to improve performance, accept personal responsibility, and work toward the overall purpose of their work and life.
There are three critical points that shape our philosophy:
Using wilderness holidays as an incentive for creating deeper connections with self and nature.
Developing a work environment that promotes strong employee-driven ideals; to improve their performance and work to achieve their goals.
Building a community of people dedicated to changing lives through wilderness experiences.
Our goal is to bring these three themes together to facilitate endless opportunities for personal growth and self-development. We achieve this through the collaborate effort of our team, who are able to embody our philosophy and culture and want to use our unique wilderness environment as an incentive to create lasting changes in the lives of themselves and the lives of others. We work with individuals who are committed to helping people process and learn from their incredible experiences; focusing on methods that will inspire people to improve performance, take responsibility, and work toward creating value in their work and lives