Volunteer in a Mountain Wilderness

Video and Photos

Rock Lake Viewpoint
Rock Lake Viewpoint
Willmore Wilderness
Willmore Wilderness
Quiet time on the alpine meadow
Quiet time on the alpine meadow
Overlooking Rock Lake
Overlooking Rock Lake
Forest trail
Forest trail

About

Operating in a relatively remote, subalpine valley amongst the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies and adjacent to Jasper National Park and vast, undeveloped Willmore Wilderness, Rocky Mountain Escape offers log cabin accommodation and nature-oriented experiences for guests looking for a quiet, scenic and non-touristy spot from which to enjoy a wilderness experience.

During the summer, our volunteer(s) would be leading our interpretive day hikes as well as having the opportunity to join guests on specialty excursions (horseback riding, canoeing, and whitewater rafting). Volunteers learn our wilderness trails and become keenly aware of the unique flora and fauna found in our area, as well as becoming familiar and comfortable with the behaviour of wildlife who call this valley “home”.

Volunteers also become intimately involved with the day-to-day running of a small ecotourism operation, helping with daily chores (meal preparation, cleaning, maintenance) as necessary .

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Questions & Answers

Volunteers are expected to provide their own transportation to Hinton, Alberta (70 km from the ‘Escape). Thereafter, room and board is provided along with any specialty clothing/equipment (rain gear, rubber boots, work gloves, backpacks) necessary. For more info, we'd suggest contacting the program directly here: http://www.ecolodge.com/contact-us/

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Michelle
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent experience

My husband and I spent 5 months volunteering at the Rocky Mountain Escape and we had the experience of a life time.There is no better place to truly experience the Canadian wilderness.Laura is an amazing host.She is very knowledgeable and passionate about the local environment.She taught us skills that range from tracking animals,chopping wood to learning about the local Flora and Fauna. It was such a pleasure to be hiking in such pristine wilderness using trails that are frequented only by animals. In between our daily tasks we had many occasions to see wonderful wild animals.We spent many mornings watching the family of Deer's have their breakfast grazing on the grass outside our accommodation to watching the cheeky black bear that would often stroll peacefully past the cook house,not to mention visiting the Cougar den,what more could you ask for in an adventure!I could not recommend it enough!

What would you improve about this program?
We want to live there and never leave!

Location

Location:
Canada
Currency:
Canadian Dollar
Weather:
Jan-Mar
50 F / -35 F
Apr-Jun
68 F / -18 F
Jul-Sep
79 F / 10 F
Oct-Dec
57 F / -22 F
Airports:
Toronto Pearson International Airport
( YYZ )
Vancouver International
( YVR )
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International
( YUL )

The capital of Canada is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The majority of its land area is dominated by forest and tundra. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

About Rocky Mountain Escape

Rocky Mountain Escape is a small ecotourism facility located in a relatively remote area adjacent to Jasper National Park and vast, undeveloped Willmore Wilderness along the front ranges of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. We have three hand-crafted log...