Expedition Guide Training

expedition canoeing

The fine art and science to loading up a canoe. Wind River, Yukon Territory


After traveling a combined distance of over 20,000 km by canoe in the wilderness, instructors Keiran Rankin and Charles Ruechel have learned a trick or two about operating a successful canoe expedition.  It requires an incredible diversity of skills; people management, leadership, canoeing skills, map reading, communication, back-country cooking, leave-no-trace camping practices, and tarp construction – to name a few!


Next Expedition Guide Course May 3 – 8, 2019

Paddlers who take this course:

  • are looking for an industry-recognized certificate in river-canoeing guiding
  • may not be interested in certification, but just want to learn the tips and tricks that guides use to run a smooth expedition
  • are neither of the above, but would like to join a really fun canoe trip as a ‘client’.


There’s a lot to know for even for an overnight canoe trip – we’ll help you learn, do, and refine your skills for a fun, successful canoe expedition.

Some canoeing skills are required to register for an Expedition Guide Course – please ask us for details.

More information coming soon to this page.  In the meantime, please contact us directly.


Upcoming Expedition Guide Course Dates

  • May 3 – 8, 2019
  • shorter custom courses available upon request

For more information, please contact us.