Our Guides

Professional River Guides & Adventure Experts

Our guides set the standard for river experience and knowledge.

We employ 50 guides who typically head one to five trips for us per year and are considered leaders in the field of wilderness guiding. Most of our guides have been with us for years (some more than 20). Hard working, well-trained, mature, knowledgeable, and most importantly, fun to be with, our guides put their heart and soul into every trip.

All our guides are licensed and certified.

Our whitewater rafting and canoe guides are certified in wilderness first aid and swiftwater rescue, and we employ a demanding in-house training and mentorship program. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be able to handpick our team.  There’s a large demand for guides to work on our northern rivers and our company attracts the very best.

What do our guides do when not guiding on northern rivers? 

Their list of occupations is as long as our list of guides. Some will guide in the southern hemisphere, some are alpine and ski guides, others are professors, teachers, carpenters, dentists, paramedics, researchers, dog mushers, log home builders, school principles or ski patrollers. They bring a lifetime of diverse wilderness experience to your expedition.

Read our guides gossip >

It is hard to find the right words to describe our trip on the Nahanni this August. The trip completely blew any expectations I had out of the water. Our guides Ursula, Ian and Will made the 12 day trip that much better through their river expertise, care and amazing cooking skills. I was continuously impressed with their professionalism and their commitment to making our experience the best (which they more than did!). I was worried after the trip how I would explain the experience to friends and family but now I will be encouraging them to explore the north with NRA. Thank you for an amazing experience and I’m so looking forward to exploring the Firth with you guys!

Stay in touch

Sign up to our mailing list.