Wanted: Outdoorsy explorers for ‘ultimate Canadian dream job’

WATCH ABOVE: Are you adventurous? Two different companies are looking for adventure seekers to explore Canada this summer – all expenses paid. Allison Vuchnich explains.

TORONTO — Want to get paid to explore Canada’s great outdoors this summer? Woods Canada is looking for two adventurous travellers to “hike, paddle, climb and camp” the Trans Canada Trail.

“The reason it’s referred to as the ‘dream job’ is…people who are already really passionate about the outdoors have an opportunity to get paid to do something they love,” said James Prescott, the associate vice president of Woods Canada, an outdoor and sporting equipment company.

“It’s a really unique opportunity to do that and to see the entire country over a five-month span.”

The ‘dream job’ winners will receive $20,000 each for the five-month gig, plus just over $5,000 in spending money. There’s also a potential $2,000 bonus. In exchange, they’ll have to share their adventures as they trek across the Trans Canada Trail, which currently spans 17,000 kilometres.

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“While they won’t get to every section,” Prescott added, “they’re going to cover a very significant portion of that from west to east.”

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The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest networks of multi-use recreational trails.

You can enter as a pair or individual before the April 17 deadline by submitting a minute-long video explaining why you should get the job.

“We’ve had just a terrific response so far, lots of interest from coast to coast,” said Prescott.

If you get it, your paid adventure will run from May 12 to Sept. 30, 2015.

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For those who can’t quite commit to that much time but like the idea of free travel, the World Nomads website is giving away an “all-expenses-paid weeklong trip filled with action and a hefty dose of nature” to Newfoundland and Labrador in July.

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“Your adventure will lead you along ancient footpaths to deep fjords, towering cliffs and sub-arctic barrens, through lush inland forests, and over the earth’s mantle,” the trip description reads.

To find out more about the five-month gig, visit Woods Canada.

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