New Brunswick - Volunteer Host Keeper
(Photo by Claus Wolters)
Location: Grand Manan Island, NB, Canada
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facility: Volunteers share a fully equipped 6 bedroom keepers' dwelling. Those with RVs can make reservations at either North Head Campground or The Anchorage (parks are busy-reserve early!). Opportunities are available from late April through the end of May and September to mid-October. Limited opportunities available in June, July and August. Minimum stay is one week, maximum stay is two weeks. Children and pets are not permitted in the Volunteer Keepers Program. Lighthouse and keepers' dwelling are located on a peninsula accessed by foot down 55 concrete stairs, across a high wooden bridge and along a graveled path and boardwalk. The distance is approximately 1000 feet from the parking area. Grand Manan Island has a daily toll ferry service from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fog is common and the fog horn sounds every 20 seconds.
Duties: A minimum of 6 hours/day over the course of five days are required, giving ample time to explore the island and work on personal projects. Spring duties include maintenance (cleaning buildings, scraping, painting, yard/trail work, basic carpentry), setting up museum and gift shop for season, lighthouse tours as requested and during scheduled opening hours. September and early October duties include work in gift shop, museum, lighthouse tours as requested and during scheduled opening hours, end-of-season grounds/trail maintenance and winterizing facilities.
Newfoundland - Bed & Breakfast
The Lightkeeper’s Inn B&B (Rose Blanche Lighthouse)
Location: Near the town of Rose Blanche, Newfoundland.
Contact: 709-956-2052 (Off Season: use email). Email: email@example.com
Facility: A renovated fisherman’s home, originally built in the early 1900s. Open from late spring to early fall.
The Inn has four rooms, each with a double bed and private washroom/shower
Note: a free pass to the lighthouse and fisherman's museum is included.
Prince Edward Island - INN
West Point Lighthouse Inn & Museum
Location: 364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd, O'Leary, PE C0B 1V0, Canada.
Contact: 902-859-3605 or 1-800-764-6854 (toll-free). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facility: The 4-star West Point Lighthouse Inn features 13 contemporary rooms and the rare opportunity to stay in a lighthouse. Each room has a breathtaking view of the Northumberland Strait from the shore of West Point, Prince Edward Island. 11 rooms also feature walkout decks, while The Keeper's Quarters and The Tower Room are located in a private guests-only section of the historic West Point Lighthouse Museum.