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"I have been an intern at this project for almost 4 months now, having extended my stay twice already! It has truly been the best experience. The staff are incredible and the work we do is so gratifying. The work can be stressful and the hours are long and hard, but releasing a baby animal we raised or an injured animal we healed, makes everything so worth it."

Katie Pichette

Spanning six times zones, Canada encases some spectacular natural wonders, wildlife and people.

If you were to travel from the east to the west coast of the country (a journey that would take you 23 days by car) you could see everything from dinosaur fossils and humpback whales to polar bears and the northern lights. The landscapes are impressive and, particularly in the far north, you can find some of the most untouched parts of nature.

At the northern tip of the country, you can also find Alert, the northernmost continuously inhabited place in the world, while the Southern tip is marked by a tiny island in the middle of Lake Erie. Between these two points, there is everything from endless arctic tundra to crisp blue lakes encased by mountains and from deep, evergreen forests to wide, golden expanses of grassland.

In this country, you may come across a variety of species such as Squirrels, Raccoons, Otters, Beaver, Skunks, Opossums, Hares, Weasels, Coyote, Deer and Black bears, and that’s just those that live on land!

Overall, you could most likely spend an entire lifetime familiarising yourself with the various terrains, cities and towns and still not see all there was to see. With our projects, we’ll give you the opportunity to glance into this incredible diversity and experience some truly memorable volunteering.

Our Projects in Canada

  • Wildlife Rescue Internship Project, Canada

    • Duration 4 weeks-6 Months
    • Prices from £195

    Join a team of passionate animal husbandry professionals in the field and get hands-on experience in a wildlife rehabilitation centre that specialises in the treatment, care and release of sick, injured and orphaned Canadian native mammal species including black bear, raccoon, river otter, beaver and more.

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Katie Pichette

"I have been an intern at this project for almost 4 months now, having extended my stay twice already! It has truly been the best experience. The staff are incredible and the work we do is so gratifying. The work can be stressful and the hours are long and hard, but releasing a baby animal we raised or an injured animal we healed, makes everything so worth it."

Katie Pichette

Geography and Climate

Canada is the second-largest country on earth, bordering three oceans; the Pacific Ocean in the west, the Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Arctic Ocean to the north. As it covers such as large area, this means it has a diverse climate; from temperate on the west coast of British Columbia to a subarctic climate in the north.

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Culture and History

Canada’s history has always been connected with that of the United States, even prior to European Vikings entering the country. The descendants of Canada’s Inuit and First Nations first entered this vast country from northern Asia across the Bering Straits.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

Canada is thought to be home to over 80,000 different species of flora and fauna as a result of it having vast areas of land and water on which they depend. However, more than 700 species of plants and animals are at risk of being lost from Canada as a result of human activities.

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