Guide Program

Canoe trips are rewarding ways to experience nature and our beautiful waterways, and a certified guide will help by making it a safer and more enjoyable trip. Guides can take care of preparation, planning, safety, cooking and navigation, nature interpretation and more, leaving you more time to enjoy the experience. If you are unsure of the risks associated with canoeing on open waters and wilderness rivers, a guide is highly recommended.

There are many companies that run excellent trips and have a high standard of training for their guides, and they can be a great choice for leading your canoe trip. You can also hire an RCABC trained guide to lead your own private trip.

LIST OF RCABC CERTIFIED DAY AND EXPEDITION GUIDES

There a number of companies that support RCABC by hiring trained guides and instructors. In the future we hope to list those companies to recognize their support. Contact the Executive to get more information on instruction or guiding.

If you hire an RCABC Expedition guide, you can be assured they have received the following training:

  • Leading groups on Grade 2 (or 3) rivers with challenging rapids
  • Extensive river rescue training using a wide variety of rescues in different scenarios
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Basic canoe skills instruction methods
  • Safety gear and practices for paddling or camp
  • Cooking for groups
  • Camp and cooking hygiene
  • Best environmental practices

 

If you hire an RCABC Day Guide, you can be assured they have received the following training:

  • Leading groups in simple lake or slow moving water environements
  • Basic rescue training
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Basic canoe skills instruction methods
  • Safety gear and practices for paddling
  • Best envenvironmental practices

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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