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Wilderness Guest Ranch Internships

An internship with Chilcotin Holidays opens the door to new possibilities in your studies, your career, and your life. For over 20 years, we have improved and redefined our...

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Wilderness Guide Training

Training by a Licensed Guide Outfitter, it is what makes the difference in the quality of the guide in Adventure Tourism. We have been training wilderness guides since 1990....

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Ranch Hand: Internship in Canada

Chilcotin Holidays is looking for a ranch hand, an internship position that involves numerous tasks like feeding and tending to horses, operating and maintaining farm machinery...

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ESL with Chilcotin Holidays

Chilcotin Holidays' ESL course is designed to improve communication skills that most often take second seat to grammar lessons. Instead of being the mainstay of the program,...

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Chilcotin Holidays Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Itinerary

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Satisfaction

    10

Guiding became a way of life

Since I followed the Guide training program at Chilcotin Holidays, I can't get enough of outdoors and horses. I learned a lot, about nature and how to deal with difficult situations in in the wild, that also helped me since in my day to day life. If you do an internship at Chilcotin Holidays, or follow a training program, it's more than just what it is. You learn a lot on what's guiding and what it takes, on nature and survival skills, on guest relationship, but also on how to be a good leader, which is essential in any kind of business. The whole team constantly help me improve in the area I was interested in, like learning entrepreneurship skills, or even cool recipes to cook back home! I learn a lot about myself, but also about others, helped by the international community we were. My guide training at Chilcotin Holidays marked a turning point in my life, and I hope I'll go back soon. Thanks to the whole team

Program: Wilderness Guide Training

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

A unique internship

In 2017, I did my summer internship at Chilcotin Holidays in Business and Administration management. I never thought it would bring me so much. It wasn't a regular internship, it is unique to work there, the landscapes are amazing and the people too. When I arrived, everybody greeted me and taught me how the ranch was working. At first I was focus on my schools internship but I understood that this place has a lot to offer. So I worked in the office and as a Rand Hand, in the kitchen and as an assistant guide.

It teachs me that having goals and pupose in life are the keys to your hapiness!
I truly recommend the ranch for the great atmosphere, the nature, and the international community.

Program: Wilderness Guest Ranch Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing eye-opening internship

In 2017 I came to Chilcotin Holidays for my internship in Business Management. Before I even got accepted, the ranch sends you questionnaires to reflect on yourself and identify your strength, weaknesses, interests and goals. I really liked that, because it helped my to find out if it's the right thing to do.
Once I arrived, the team consisted of interns and long-term staff from all over the world, incredibly open-minded and warm hearted. It was a great atmosphere to work in. They are very supportive in self-development and invest a lot in your progress as you invest in yourself. That helped me to make progress extremly fast and find the purpose of my life, which is nature conservation. Chilcotin Holidays works in corporation with the Wilderness Stewardship Foundation and contributes to supporting stewardship of the South Chilcotin Area.
Other than that I had a blast assisting on Hiking and Horse Pack Trips, after I prepared myself for changing direction. The guests were very open-minded as well and excitited to experience nature as it is.
No matter what you want to work in, Marketing, Finances, Bookings, Kitchen Management, Housekeeping, Ranch Hand or Guiding, if you love living in an international community and nature environment this is the place to go!
You can use your free time to work on your skills in any field, depending on the circumstances you can organize staff hikes or rides with amazing views or just enjoy the peaceful ranch atmosphere.

Contact me if you have any questions! :-)

Program: Wilderness Guest Ranch Internships

Overall Rating

2 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    2

  • Program Administration

    2

  • Living Situation

    1

  • Work Environment

    5

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    4

Prepare to work hard and follow procedures

I was working as an intern at Chilcotin Holidays in March, but poor working conditions and prior agreements not being met, made me leave early. Prior to my arrival I had a contact saying I should do a forestry management internship, but upon arrival I was told to work with office administration and if I wanted to work with forestry, I could do it in my spare time. On top of this I was working from 10 am-8 pm and expected to standby on my days off. The accommodation is very basic and in the summer months you stay in old tents. I would not recommend going to Chilcotin if you don’t have a burning desire to become a horseback guide. It’s all about the horses! Make sure you have your agreements set before arrival and prepare to work hard and long hours everyday.

Program: Wilderness Guest Ranch Internships