Wilderness Community

Our wilderness community is located in the Chilcotin Ark of British Columbia, Canada. This 2.5 million hectare area is of international ecological importance. 

The Chilcotin Ark is ....
- A crucial refuge for plant and animal species in times of climate change
- Uniquely bio-diverse

And home to...
- 11 of the 29 big game species of North America
- Blue Listed* American mountain goats
- Blue Listed grizzly bears
- Blue Listed California Bighorn sheep
- Federally and provincially protected woodland caribou
- Abundant populations of the endangered white - bark pine
- 12 of the 16 biogeoclimatic zones of British Columbia

*Blue Listed species are sensitive or vulnerable to human activities or natural events and so increases our responsibility to conserve them.

Find out more from our partner, the Chilcotin Ark Institute

Quick Facts

  • We operate a 5000 square km guide territory in the southeast corner of the Chilcotin Ark 
  • We educate our community partners – guests, students and interns – about our Three Pillars
  • Twenty-five wilderness camps which we use as satellite research centres
  • 30 acre ranch property, our base camp research centre
  • Our ranch property consists of the historic lodge, modern log cabins and prospector tents
  • High-speed internet for research projects
  • We cook shared meals and everyone makes their contribution to the community
  • We share our home with horses, chickens, cats, dogs and the resident wildlife


Our wilderness community facilitates a self-sustainable lifestyle. Currently we:

  • Grow some of our own food in our garden and collect eggs from our chickens
  • Use non-chlorinated pure mountain water gravity-fed from a nearby creek and wood fires to reduce our dependence on the system
  • Harvest as much of our food as possible from the local area. This reduces the impact on the environment, lowering food miles and the use of pesticides, hormones and steroids in our food
  • Are working to increase our self-sufficiency into the future.

Our Wilderness Community Comes Together

In this physical location, our community partners come together on their wilderness journeys. This unique environment, the challenges of nature and a committed group of people makes our wilderness community a springboard for your personal growth and evolvement, connection to nature and conservation of the environment – as long as you are willing to invest in yourself.

Our 19 principle list

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our community principles that guides us towards accomplishing our intersts, goals and purpose




Are you ready for more in life?

You are the master of your destiny. Will you take ownership for your life today? 

Join us on the Trail to Empowerment towards a greater sense of personal development, nature connection and nature conservation. Evolve with a positive mindset by facing challenges and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. 

The only remaining question: If not now, then when?

community partners