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Employment & Training

A Quick Look At
Raft Guide Training

Have you ever thought of being a raft guide? You can learn the basics in a couple of weeks, but you will already need to be a competent paddler of at least class 2 rapids. Here’s a quick look at what else you’ll learn.

Work and Train with Us

One of our traditions is to invite new staff over for breakfast on their first day of work. We do this because it’s more than a job for us; it’s our passion, our profession and way of life. At both our locations there’s the Rafting House where we meet guests and have our operation. Owners and team members live in the Rafting Houses, too. This intimate setup shapes our guest service, our training and our team. When you work with us, you’re more than part of the team – you’re family. And as family, we genuinely care. 

Part of The Family

New team members are always surprised that we care so much about their well-being. There are two reasons we do. First, as Richard Bach (author of Johnathan Livingston Seagull) says, “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” Second, the members of our team are our most valuable asset. We want to help you achieve, even if you’re just here for a weekend Swiftwater Rescue Course.

At larger companies, it often takes a couple of seasons to do more than float trips. But train with us, and our goal is to teach you to read and navigate technical class 2/3 rivers, handle most scenarios and all kinds of guests. Being a raft guide is a very cool job, and paddling big water is always a rush, but we take this job seriously – and we expect the same from our team. Interested? Read the Want to Know More information below, watch the video and send us an email with questions! 

Want to Know More?

Staff scouting rapids at Kakwa river.

Group training - swiftwater river crossing.

Deep river crossing training.

Swiftwater rope rescue.

Swimmer retrieval raft guide training.

Learn More About Us 

Is Rafting Safe?

It’s less dangerous than recreational bicycling or skiing, and we make it as safe as possible.


Our Story

Even though we’re big in some ways, it’s still a small, family-run business.


Our River Family

Read about our staff and meet the current members of our River Family.