White Water Rafting Instructor

  • Canadian Outback Rafting Co
  • Front-line
    • Full Time | 
    • Seasonal
  • 12825 Squamish Valley Rd Squamish
  • 6 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on August 20, 2023

Job Description

Canadian Outback first established its rafting operation in the beautiful Squamish Valley of British Columbia in 1995 on the Elaho, Squamish and Cheakamus Rivers We also operate world-class expeditions in Northern BC, the Yukon, and Alaska on the Babine, Skeena, Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers. Our trips vary from Class 1 and a couple of hours up to Class 4 and up to ten days.

Now we are a leader and one of the highest volume rafting companies in Western Canada, CORC strives to be a leader both as an operator and employer in the rafting industry and tourism community. With the company’s busy pace and growth, our rafting guides get the opportunity to work on multiple varied trips and rivers and receive ongoing training and growth opportunities, all in a fun and rewarding work environment.

As an active member of the British Columbia River Outfitters Association (BCROA), and of tourism associations in Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler and the Yukon, Canadian Outback has established itself as a trusted name in adventure tourism in Western Canada.

CORC is looking for senior white-water rafting instructors

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and assemble equipment required for each trip
  • Technical instruction of lower-level raft guides
  • Trip lead commercial tour groups on class 3-4 white water rivers
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations on and off the river
  • Provide expert level of raft maintenance
  • Provide high level of service to clients on and off the river
  • Fluent in English

The Right Fit:

We are a leading-edge rafting company looking for someone who shares our core values and displays passion to accomplish our vision. Our success is derived from a commitment to always be improving both in our professional careers and our personal development. The white-water rafting instructors will report directly to the River Operations Manager and work with the Owner, Reservations Manager, as well as the reservations team to ensure the best possible client experience.

If you are up for a busy rafting season, on fun rivers, with a professional atmosphere this could be a good fit for you.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Must have 3-5 years of experience instructing white water rafting (river log required to verify experience)

Must hold current Swift-water Rescue certification (recertification available through the company)

Must hold current First Aid certification

Must hold BC River Outfitters Association Guiding License or equivalent for white water rafting
Must be able to assess river conditions

Must be able to lead groups

White water kayak experience is a bonus

Commercial Drivers licence a bonus (company can assist with this for those interested)


$27.50 per hour

Other Perks/Benefits

Gratuities Company Excursions Friends and Family activity discounts

Job Application Process

Please apply by submitting an email to gyoung@canadianoutbackrafting.com and include your resume river experience.

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