School may be over for the summer but the learning never ends! Now it's all about trying to earn enough money for another year of tuition. I've got a job on a salmon farm for the summer (5th summer in a row) and it usually pays my tuition for the next year. Then I just have to worry about living expenses.
Salmon farming is a pretty cool job. The only job I can think of that would be more "west coast" would be something in the adventure tourism industry. It's a sea farm way up in Quatsino Sound, about an hour by water taxi from Coal Harbour (still on Vancouver Island but very remote). I stay there in the farm house (pictured) for eight days, then I'm home for six. Off and on till school starts again.
I'm mostly just feeding the fish and doing routine farm maintenance stuff—keeping the boats running and the farm tidy. The thing I love most though is the wildlife. There are always eagles flying by and sea otters hanging around. Now and then a pod of orcas or a humpback whale even show up! When it gets warm enough I'll be able to jump in and join them! Not a bad day at work, eh?