Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks
Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks

Farm Stay Canada - 2-4 weeks

Regular price £495.00 GBP

Introduction

Our Canadian Farm stay programme offers you adventure and a unique learning holiday experience on a family run farm in the Canadian Countryside. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience life on a farm, something a little different. You will get to enjoy and experience the beautiful Canadian Countryside.  Gapseekers farm stay programme will provide both students and travellers alike a wonderful opportunity to experience a real Canadian culture in a fun loving family environment in beautiful surroundings and a unique opportunity to bond with new people. 

The Work

There are four different placements that can be enjoyed in this Farm stay

  • Agriculture – Farms where vegetables are grown and livestock is kept such as sheep, cows, pigs and goats.
  • Arts/Crafts/Artisanal Food Processing – Farms that produce small handcrafts and quantities of cheese and food such as jams and spreads
  • Horticulture – Farms where fruit and/or vegetables are grown
  • Poultry – Most often include farms where chicken, geese, ducks and turkeys are kept

General Farm stay duties may include:

  • Harvesting
  • Fruit Picking
  • Caring and feeding of animals
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance 
  • Household accommodation duties

What's Included

  • Programme for 2-4 weeks
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Arrival information
  • Transport information
  • Certificate of participation

What's Not Included

  • Flights (We can help you with this)
  • Visitor Permit

If you are interested in this Farm stay programme, please contact us for more information and prices

Trip Notes

Farm stay in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario & Quebec:

  • Minimum farmstay placements 2 weeks
  • Maximum farm stay 4 weeks
  • Visitor Visa Required (easy to obtain see travel advisor)
  • Placements are in rural Canadian countryside (far from cities)
  • 15-25 Hours work per week ( offset the cost of your stay)
  • Room and Meals are given in exchange for your work
  • Register 6 weeks in advance
  • There are 4 types of farms to choose from 
  • Programme is available all year apart from blackout period (Dec / Jan)

During your farm stay you will be placed for 2 - 4 weeks on a farm in the remote wilderness of BC, Alberta, Ontario, or Quebec. It is here where you will be living with a local family assisting in the day to day upkeep and running of their farm.

Farm stay candidates must:

  • Be physically able to perform farm work (this includes being able to lift 20kg)
  • Be 19 and over
  • Not have animal or wild grass or pollen allergies
  • Have a minimum lower intermediate level of English or French
Suitable for:
  • Adventure Travellers
  • Adventure Students
  • Farmers with an interest in experiencing & learning Canadian agriculture
  • This who want to enhance their CV. 

    A point to note
    Every Gapseekers farm stay programme is rather labour intensive and requires you to be physically fit and active.

      Visitors Permit /visa:

      As a tourist you may do a farm stay programme with a visitor’s permit (as a tourist in Canada) provided the placement is 4 weeks or under. From Canada’s FW1 ‘Foreign Worker Manual'. For more information on this, ask a travel advisor or request our e-brochure.

      Application Process for Farmstay

      1. Send us your completed Farm stay Application form and CV and covering letter to info@gapseekers.com 
      2. Quick Skype Interview call
      3. Receive your programme advice & invoice
      4. Make Payment
      5. Receive confirmed farmstay placement & farm profile plus arrival information 
      6. Book Flights
      7. Buy travel / Medical Insurance
      8. Relax and Arrive!