Wild Water Adventures: 2024 Employment Opportunities for Class 4 Raft Guides

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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

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. 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


  • 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!

How To Apply: Please contact info@wildwater.com for all inquiries and resume submissions.


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