Learn in real-time while guiding a wilderness whitewater canoe trip! This 6-day expedition begins on the exciting Cariboo river near Horsefly BC and joins the Quesnel river, and ends on the mighty Fraser river. Along the way you delight in the many class 2/3 rapids, the scenic riverside camping, and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.
Your instructors will provide a combination of formal classroom-style lectures, active paddling and rescue clinics, as well as active mentoring – as is appropriate for each guide candidates level of experience. This is an opportunity to learn the latest in rescue techniques and review best practices in risk management, client care, rescue skills, outdoor living, instructing, and much more. The majority of this course is hands-on practice, and will have participants involved in all aspects of preparing and operating a safe and bonding adventure.
The course curriculum was created for the Recreational Canoe Association of BC by professional canoe guides throughout industry. As such, a successful candidate will be well prepared to work as a canoeing guide on wilderness rivers with loaded canoes in up to class I whitewater at a minimum.
Course/trip staging is in Lumby BC, then shuttle to Horsefly BC. The trip starts on the Cariboo River, which joins the Quesnel River, and the trip ends on the Fraser River, south of Quesnel BC.
Receive a 10% tuition and rentals discount on a 2-day river-canoeing course taught by a certified Paddle Canada and/or RCABC instructor in advance of the expedition.
In addition to your course fee, you will be responsible for:
A level 2 tandem moving water canoe skills course is required to register for an Expedition Guide Course (or equivalent experience). We also strongly recommend a Level 1 River Rescue for Canoeists course. Register for a weekend canoeing skills course in advance and receive a 10% tuition and rentals discount.