Whitewater Rafting Guide/Trip Leader

  • Wild Water Adventures
  • Other
    • Full Time | 
    • Part Time | 
    • Seasonal
  • 2750 Beaverfoot Road Golden
  • 5 position available
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on November 22, 2023

Job Description

Wild Water Adventures is a premium whitewater rafting operator seeking experienced Class 4 Raft Guides for the upcoming 2024 rafting season. Our daily trips take place on the world-famous Kicking Horse River where you will be expected to provide exceptional service to our guests on all our rafting day trips. Come join our dynamic community, make lifelong friends and have a great summer with people who love to embrace life!

Contract length: 4 Months
Expected start date: May 14, 2024
Expected end date: September 15, 2024
Job Type: Full-time seasonal (flexible arrangements for peak season and part-time guiding also available)
Wage: $27.50 to $36 per hour depending on experience
Work Location: Kicking Horse River, 2750 Beaverfoot Road, Golden BC
Language of Work: English

Position Summary

The Guiding team is at the heart of our rafting trip operations, providing guests with a memorable adventure while maintaining safety as the top priority.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Duties of the Guides include, but are not limited to the following:

• Navigate rafts with guests down the river through Class 1 – 4 whitewater in varying river levels and conditions
• Delivering trip briefings and talks to guests
• Raft rigging and de-rigging
• Manage risk and follow safety protocols
• Gear maintenance – washing gear at the end of each trip, inspecting safety equipment like helmets and life jackets
• Provide outstanding service to guests


• Minimum 3 to 4 years of commercial guiding experience on Class 3 – 4 rivers
• Current First Aid certification (72 to 80 hour preferred)
• Current Swiftwater Rescue certification
• Experience guiding with oars
• Prior experience trip leading an asset
• Class 2 driver’s licence an asset
• Excellent decision-making skills
• Friendly, outgoing personality


$27.50 - $36 per hour depending on experience

Other Perks/Benefits

• Gratuities • Staff uniforms provided • Staff functions • Opportunities to raft when space is available • Discount in our retail store • Limited on-site staff accommodation at subsidized rates • Live & work in the beautiful Canadian Rockies!

Job Application Process

Please contact info@wildwater.com for all inquiries and resume submissions.

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