Guide Profile: Christopher Rhodes
I joined Canadian River Expeditions in 2008 and have guided expeditions on the Firth, Alsek, Tatshenshini, Horton, Hart and Nahanni Rivers. I began my rafting ‘career’ in 2006 with REO Rafting in Southern British Columbia, learning how not to raft on the Nahatlatch, Thompson, Stein, Nicola and Coquihalla rivers. Prior to rafting, I worked as a sea kayak guide, leading trips in British Columbia and New Zealand. I like to travel and have rafted and kayaked rivers in Iceland, Nepal, New Zealand, Wales and hope to make it down to Chile sometime soon. I am a certified BCROA Senior Raft Guide, and a SKGABC level 2 certified sea kayak guide. In 2010 I co-made a film called ‘Uncomfortably Numb’ about ecological issues that threaten the BC coast . The film followed my (and a buddy’s) 40 day, 700 km sea kayak expedition from Alert Bay to Kitimat. I also know how to go to school and went all the way to Sweden to earn an MSc in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability. My favourite Northern rivers have got to be the Firth and Alsek, and my favourite thing about guiding is getting to travel through truly wild places while helping our guests have profound wilderness experiences. When I’m not rafting, I like to read, surf, kayak and collect old bikes.