National Park Volunteer in Canada

Surround yourself with the most amazing nature as a national park volunteer in Canada

The Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise and Banff National Park are what dreams are made of. Working in Canada as a National Parks Volunteer is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the best, most beautiful nature. In. The. World.

We welcome you to apply for one of our National Parks Volunteer programs in Canada where you will spend 4 weeks caring for the environment and assisting tourists from around the world during peak season, gaining valuable experience and memories that you will cherish forever.

Preservation, Conservation and Beautification at Lake Louise Resort, in Banff National Park, Alberta

This is an epic adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Canadian Rocky Mountains. International volunteers will learn, do, connect, and celebrate together; find personal inspiration and connection to nature, community and each other; explore and contribute to preservation, conservation and aesthetic resources beautification. National park volunteers take part in activities at Lake Louise in Banff National Park, at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, and with local groups such as the Friends of Yoho and Kickinghorse Ski Club on Community based initiatives. Read more…

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Banff National Park Certificate in Conservation Leadership Volunteer Program

This program is so much more than a volunteer experience! Participants earn a Certificate in Conservation Leadership from Banff National Park at the full completion of their four-week program. Banff experiences the social and environmental impacts of “overtourism” and volunteers are involved in monitoring, measuring and mitigating the impacts of 4.3 million visitors on the delicate mountain ecosystem. Banff has led the way in ecological integrity in the world, and participants in this program get to learn about this first-hand while honing their observational, critical thinking, outdoor and leadership skills. Read more…

The Place To Be

Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in Banff National Park – Canada’s first and oldest national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Over four million visitors a year make the pilgrimage to the park for a variety of activities including hiking, biking, skiing and camping in some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lake Louise is a hamlet in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Hiking trails wind up to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird’s-eye views. There’s a canoe dock in summer, and a skating rink on the frozen lake in winter. The Lake Louise Ski Resort features a wildlife interpretive center at the top of a gondola.

Why Volunteer in Canada?

Reasons to volunteer in Canada are many. Some people do it to get additional work experience, to perfect their language and communication skills, while others decide to volunteer so they could give something back and make a difference in the environment or the lives of others. No matter the reason, all volunteer placements in Canada are challenging and rewarding. Here’s our top 5 reasons why you should volunteer in Canada:

  • Contribute to projects focusing on environmental or social issues
  • Gain valuable experience working with other local and international volunteers
  • Immerse yourself in the most amazing nature in Canada’s oldest national park, get in touch with diverse wildlife and incredible landscapes
  • Stretch your personal skills, challenge yourself in a new environment
  • Brush up on your English or French skills

Do I need a visa to be a National Park Volunteer in Canada?

If you would like to complete a Parks Volunteer program at Lake Louise Resort you can do so on a tourist/visitor visa OR on a Working Holiday permit. In case you would like to apply for a Working Holiday permit, make sure to read our guide here

Likewise, the Banff National Park Certificate in Conservation Leadership Program can be done on a tourist/visitor visa or on a Working Holiday permit.