Guide Profile: Alaina Robertson


My love of rivers came from my camp experiences as a youth in Ontario. My guiding and Outdoor Education career has taken me around the world, but since 2007 I have been guiding in the north for CRE and have never looked back. I have paddled across the north and these rivers flow through my veins!

When not on the river I am a high school teacher at an Independent school in Ontario, Lakefield College School.

At home in Peterborough, after the northern summer I enjoy downhill skiing, cross country, biking, running and of course canoeing!

My favorite thing about guiding is the people that come on our trips.  You get the most interesting people and it’s so great to learn about other peoples lives and all the amazing things that they have done.  It’s very inspiring.  I also find it so interesting to see the dynamics of a group of people that most likely have never met each other.  Spending time in the outdoors for an extended period of time makes for great life experiences!