WHAT TO BRING

ARE YOU EXCITED TO GET PACKING?

Whoo hooo! You’ve reserved your houseboat vacation on Shuswap Lake. You’ve gotten commitments from your group and you’ve put a deposit down for your trip…now what? We get lots of questions from first time houseboaters on what to do to prepare in the weeks leading up to your vacation. Mostly questions about how to plan for our favourite thing…FOOD!

FOOD!

Most of the marine beaches on Shuswap Lake are undeveloped, meaning restaurants and grocery stores are not accessible by boat along the shoreline, so it is best to be prepared when you arrive at the marina.  There is a Sea Store and Restaurant at Cinnemousun Narrows that is accessible by boat if you forgot something!

The best way to prepare for this type of vacation is to make a list of everything that you might need while you’re out on the water, then compare it with our list of what’s already on board your houseboat.  Make sure to account for all ingredients you will need for cooking (including spices and condiments, down to salt and pepper.)

It might be easiest to have the food supplied to the group rather than having each couple or family provide a meal. Get together with someone from your group and try to plan meals that are tasty, filling, and require little cooking while on the houseboat. After all, who wants to be stuck in the kitchen on vacation? Also, prepare as much food as possible in advance to keep the cooking time and cooler packing to a minimum. For example, crack eggs ahead of time, scramble them up with salt and pepper in gallon size bags and freeze them. This eliminates space for bulky cartons, and the worry of breaking eggs while transporting them in a cooler. Pre-freezing them also helps cut down on the amount of ice you need for the cooler. Throw your frozen eggs on top of a few items and voila, built in ice blocks.

Simplicity is key. Some other quick meal ideas include: tin foil dinners, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken or steak, chili and baked potatoes, etc. The possibilities are endless! Who’s hungry?

Bring lots of extra coolers filled with ice for your beverages so all the food can fit in the refrigerators and freezers supplied on the boat.

THE OTHER STUFF!

  • Bedding & Pillows
  • Towels (ones for swimming and showering!)
  • Bath mat,  hand towels and wash cloths
  • First Aid Kit – with medication for bug bites, cuts and scrapes
  • Flash Lights
  • DVD’s for rainy days
  • Games and cards
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen and After-Sun for sunburns!
  • Coolers – lots and lots of coolers with ice!
  • Auxilliary cords for connecting personal devices to the music system
  • Paper towels, napkins, tin foil, plastic containers for leftovers
  • Cooking oil
  • Spices, salt & pepper
  • Fishing equipment and fishing licences for everyone planning to fish
  • Deck or beach chairs
  • Beach games
  • Plastic bottles and/or cans for the beach (NO GLASS BOTTLES OR CONTAINERS ON THE BEACHES PLEASE!)

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Who we are...

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

We have many openings available if the below job description doesn't fit, make sure to check out some of our other job ads to find a better fit. We appreciate all applicants.

Job Description

Job Title:

Dock Staff/Orientator – Twin Anchors Houseboats

Job Function:

Ensures that all houseboats and related rental equipment are prepared and ready in accordance with the procedures of the Quality System. Completes customer orientations as required prior to departure of vessels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides orientations for houseboats or pleasure craft as required (may include group orientations)
Completes duties, not limited to, pressure washing, septic pump out, BBQ servicing, hot tub cleaning, fueling and mooring of vessels, minor maintenance
Initial inspection of returning vessels
Maneuver houseboats in and out of marinas including parking and tying up.
Removal of debris and garbage from boats
Monitor VHF radio as scheduled
Bring in houseboats and operate pickup boat when required
Perform all functions of customer service
Performs other duties or support to coworkers as the pressures dictate within the Twin Anchor’s environment.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Strong communication skills
Experience with maneuvering houseboats
Ability to be on your feet for the majority of the shift
Pleasure Craft Operator’s certification
Customer Service training or related experience
Knowledge of Twin Anchor’s Houseboats or similar company

Preferred Knowledge or Experience:

Tourism Industry or related experience
Boat operation experience

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

To apply:

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Please fill out all required fields and attach your RESUME and COVER LETTER during the application. After review applicants will be contacted for the next stages in the interview process.
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Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations is holding virtual career fair for this upcoming season!
Click on the link to see all openings and to apply:

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Also there is a General Application if you are unsure what portion best fits your skills and experience.

Fill in all required fields and attach your resume/cover letter and be contacted for a virtual interview!

Don’t miss your opportunity to work on the beautiful Shuswap lake!🏔

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General Application

Who we are…

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

Who are looking for…

Motivated individuals who are looking for a working experience where you interact with employees and guests daily during your shift. Creating a fun positive atmosphere for all our guests by providing excellent service. We are looking for people who want to gain experience, skills, well at work, and want to enjoy a BC (Sicamous) lifestyle outside of work. Where there are many opportunities, activities, adventures, amenities, and things to do locally and in close proximity to your workplace. Whether you are an experienced worker, new to the workforce, students, or wanting a change we have many employment opportunities available.

We are currently hiring for:

Housekeeping
Mechanics
Maintenance
Reservation Clerks
Dock
Porters
Host/Hostess
Shuttle Bus Drivers

Old Town Bay Opportunities

Old Town Bay Cooks
Old Town Bay Servers
Customer Service Attendants

If you want too:

Enjoy meeting and interacting with diverse people from all over the world
Have the skills and abilities to provide legendary customer service
Want to work with good friends in a strong, team-orientated and supportive environment
Enjoy working hard but having fun while you do it
Want to work at an amazing lakefront location
Want to re-enter the workforce;
Upgrade your skills; and
Gain experience in a new occupation
Please reach out if you have any questions or want to apply today!

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

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We are currently hiring Housekeeping Personal. Starting wage $20/hr for full-time.

Link to apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

Who we are...

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

We have many openings available if the below job description doesn't fit, make sure to check out some of our other job ads to find a better fit. We appreciate all applicants.

Job Description

Job Title:

Housekeeping Personnel – Twin Anchors Houseboats

Job Function:

Clean houseboats in accordance with the procedures of the Quality System and meet time commitments to ensure houseboats leave dock on-time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Follows checklists to ensure completion of scheduled tasks within the allotted time frame.
Reports damages to the maintenance department
Replaces missing inventory onboard houseboats
Notifies supervisor of missing or low stock inventory
Performs functions of customer services as required
Performs other duties or support to co-workers as the pressures dictate within the Twin Anchors environment

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Accommodation cleaning experience or proven ability to learn
Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Knowledge/Experience:

Hospitality/Tourism or related experience
ISO training or knowledge
High school graduate
Ability to deal with customers and staff in a professional, pleasant and friendly manner

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

To apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

Please fill out all required fields and attach your RESUME and COVER LETTER during the application. After review applicants will be contacted for the next stages in the interview process.
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