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Whitewater Rafting Guide / Senior Trip Leader (May-Sept 2019)
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Whitewater Rafting Guide / Senior Trip Leader (May-Sept 2019)

If you are looking for something a little different this summer, would like to work in the outdoors for a rafting company focused on providing outstanding guest service, are a team player with an outgoing personality, and have a sense of adventure then we would like to hear from you.

We are currently taking applications for the Whitewater Rafting Guide & Senior Trip Leader positions to join our exciting and experienced team, and company rafting on a variety of rivers including the Horseshoe Canyon (Bow River) and Kananaskis river.

Job Duties - Specific Skills:

Escort and lead small and large groups on outdoor sport and recreational trips / programs, advise on safety, plan trips, practice low impact/no trace land use, attend to persons with special needs, provide outdoor, wilderness and wildlife instruction, enforce safety rules and regulations, and handle complaints.

Additional Skills:

Operate and maintain rafts, operate photographic and video equipment, operate communication (including emergency) devices, provide emergency or first aid assistance, maintain and repair equipment, train and supervise senior & junior staff, keep logs and maintain records.

Prerequisites for employment:

  • Minimum 5 years raft guide experience in paddle boats
  • Minimum 1-2 years Trip Leading experience with small and large rafting groups
  • Minimum 1-2 years Raft Guide Instructor training experience required
  • Professional River Outfitters Association of Alberta River Rafting Guides certificate or International/Provincial equivalent
  • Completion of high school
  • Minimum First Aid (40hr course) and CPR certification
  • Rescue 3 Swift Water Rescue Technician Level I or equivalent
  • Alberta Class 5 Driving License (or equivalent) with a clean driving record


  • Competent Class IV paddler / raft guide
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid (80hr course)
  • Alberta Class 2 or 4 Driving License with a clean driving record
  • Excellent hospitality, public relations and customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and outgoing person that loves the outdoors

Terms of Employment:

Seasonal position, Full Time, On Call, Weekend, Day


$20.00 to $22.00 hourly depending on experience, 40 - 44 Hours per week, Bonus, Gratuities



Anticipated Start Date:

1st May 2019

Anticipated End Date:

30th September 2019


Banff / Canmore / Kananaskis area, Kananaskis & Bow rivers, Alberta

Work Site Environment:

Outdoors, Wet/damp, In/on water

More information on our company and the positions we have available can be found on our website at

If interested please send your cover letter and resume by email to

Unfortunately, only those applicants successful for an interview will be contacted.


Chinook River Sports Ltd operating as Chinook Rafting.

Box 308, 215 Banff Ave, Sundance Mall, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1E3.

Job Title Whitewater Rafting Guide / Senior Trip Leader (May-Sept 2019)
Date Posted 2019-Jan-03
Expiry Date 2019-Jul-01
Ad ID:16282
Post Details
Posted By Chinook Rafting
City or Province Banff / Canmore / Kananaskis area
Location Alberta
Job Type Full-time
Classification Tourism and Hotel Industry